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BEVERLY HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Home of the Royals!
Orchestra • Band • Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Tim Blessington, Director of Instrumental Music


Upper Darby, PA


The Upper Darby School District's mission is:
"To provide a comprehensive and challenging educational program which encourages all learners in a safe environment to respect others, value education, and appreciate and contribute to their community as confident, independent thinkers."



Our Band at the Media Veteran’s Day Parade (11/11)





Your new music for the winter concert and Jazz Ensemble has been posted! Click on the link and follow the directions!!


Sheet Music





The number of visitors to our site so far this year is........



ORCHESTRA!!!!
GET YOUR GALA MUSIC HERE! Print your part AND START PRACTICING!
(Please note: 7th & 8th grade violins will play VIOLIN 1 and 6th grade violins play VIOLIN 2)
Click on the link below...

Orchestra Gala Music
CLICK HERE!





"Always remember........Your three best friends are:

Time Management
Commitment
& Communication "
-Megan Cook UDHS Class of 2019,
BHMS Class of 2015
(Member of the Band, Orchestra and
Jazz Ensemble)



Help us earn money for our Instrumental Music Program by participating in the BoxTops for Education Program!

We already participate in the program, all you have to do is clip the little "Box Tops" coupon and send them in to the band room with your son/daughter. If the coupon is on a lid, submit the entire lid (rinsed clean).




. 🍀 Updated - December 6, 2019 🍀



Questions? Need to contact Dr. B.? Click on the mail link below:

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



September to January. Calendar, Dates, Performances...
CLICK HERE!



How to organize your music for Band and Orchestra
CLICK HERE!



Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule
CLICK HERE!





Thank you for visiting our website! This is the place where you will be able to find information about performances, rehearsal schedules, sheet music, learning materials, etc....
This website is always under constant construction and revision. Please let me know if there is missing or incorrect information and if there are links which do not function properly. Editing the website is a process which takes time, patience and attention to detail. Thanks for understanding!



Events on the Horizon /Reminders:
Questions??? See Dr. Blessington in the Band Room on the lower level in room 12 or email Dr. B. Directly!

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



Group Lessons/sectionals take place every day! Click the link above for a lesson schedule and SHOW UP!

ALL band and orchestra members MUST attend sectionals/group lessons EVERY week.

THIS WEEK:

12/9 through 12/13

Monday :

Flute & Clarinet Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Tuesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. ALL members must attend!!!

Also :
Trumpet and Trombone Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Wednesday :

ORCHESTRA Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!

Also :
Saxophone, Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Thursday :

String Instrument Lessons (Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass). Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.
Also :

MORNING ASSEMBLY CONCERT:
Orchestra reports to the band room at 7:20am to tune/warm up. (You will check in to homeroom and then immediately meet in the auditorium to prepare for the concert.)
Band Reports to the band room at 7:50am AFTER CHECKING IN WITH YOUR HOMEROOM TEACHER to tune/warm up.

Dress code for the Morning Assembly Concert:
SANTA HATS AND REINDEER ANTLERS ARE ALLOWED AND ENCOURAGED!

Girls: Nice, clean school clothes.
****OR****
The UGLIEST holiday sweater you can find! Lights, sequins, etc.... a skirt and shoes. (Girls can wear pants at this assembly performance.)

Guys: Nice, clean school clothes.
****OR****
The UGLIEST holiday sweater you can find! Lights, sequins, etc.... pants and shoes.

EVENING WINTER CONCERT:


SANTA HATS AND REINDEER ANTLERS ARE ALLOWED AND ENCOURAGED!

Orchestra reports to the band room at 6:00pm to tune/warm up.
Band Reports to the band room at 6:30pm to tune/warm up.

Dress code for the Evening Concert:

Girls: A black skirt, a white blouse and shoes (no sneakers please).
****OR****
The UGLIEST holiday sweater you can find! Lights, sequins, etc.... a skirt and shoes. Some students may need to wear pants due to the instrument they play.

Guys: A light long sleeve dress shirt and a TIE (be creative! Lights, characters, etc...), and SHOES (no sneakers or hiking boots please).
****OR****
The UGLIEST holiday sweater you can find! Lights, sequins, etc.... a skirt and shoes.

Friday : No rehearsal and no lessons! The band room is closed. You’ve earned a little break...
also...... Dr. B. Is having hand surgery today! Keep your fingers crossed! I should be returning on Monday. Check the website over the weekend for updates.



Coming Up:

12/16 through 12/20

Monday :

Flute & Clarinet Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Also :
8th Grade Band & Orchestra Students go to UDHS to see the winter concert.
Meet in the auditorium at 8:45am. Bring your coat! We should be back at school by 11:30am.

Tuesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. ALL members must attend!!!

Also :
Trumpet and Trombone Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Wednesday : ORCHESTRA Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!
We are rehearsing Can Can for the Gala!

Also :
Saxophone, Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Thursday : BH Orchestra and Band go to Stonehurst to play a concert:

Band and Orchestra Members report to the band room at 8:40am. Bring money to eat at McDonald’s. Come dressed in BLACK pants/skirt, black shoes and a white dress shirt/blouse. Students may opt to wear a tie. The goofier the better!

Our Itinerary:
8:40am Gather instruments and music.
Board busses.
We will travel to Stonehurst.
Perform at Stonehurst (9:30am).
Get back on the busses.
Go to McDonald’s.
Eat at McDonald’s.
Board busses.
Go back to BH!
Go to Class!
We should be back around noon time. Be sure to communicate to your teachers regarding assignments, classwork, etc..... “With talent.........”

Also :
SECOND JAZZ ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL! 6:30 to 8:30pm in the band room. Be sure you have your music printed out and your binder together..... AND Please be on time.

Friday : ORCHESTRA Rehearsal at 7:10am. ALL members must attend!!!
We are rehearsing Can Can for the Gala!

Also :
STRING INSTRUMENT LESSONS(Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass). Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.


Have a great holiday break!




A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener
3/19/09
CLICK HERE




"A lesson in fixing schools"
An article by Dr. Blessington published in the 3/1/13 edition of the Daily Times.
Click here!

(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)


"Dealing With The 5 Percent"
An article by Dr. Blessington published in the 1/12/12 edition of the Daily Times.
Click here!

(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)




If your email address changes PLEASE keep me informed so that you will continue to receive musical event information.


CHECK OUT THE LINKS AND MATERIALS ON THE "Learning Materials, Metronomes and Helpful Links" PAGE!! Good stuff!

Learning Materials, Metronomes and Helpful Links


Beverly Hills Instrumental Music Department

Groups

Concert Band / Marching Band

Orchestra

Jazz Ensemble

County Band

Information

Student/Parent Handbook

Instrumental Music
Forms, letters, etc....

Learning Materials & Metronomes

Helpful Links

Band & Orch Group & Individual Pictures

Study Materials for Your Binder (that means EVERYONE SHOULD have these materials in their binders!)

Calendar/Schedule : Dates, events, etc....
Sept. to Jan.

Calendar : Dates, events, etc....
Jan. to Jun.

Lesson Schedule

SHEET MUSIC PAGE

Zeswitz Music page @BHMS (rental contracts, contact info, etc..)

E-Mail :
TBlessington@Upperdarbysd.org

Misc.

Lincoln for a Lincoln

Beverly Hills Middle School

Upper Darby School District

Upper Darby High School Instrumental Music Program

Drexel Hill Middle School Instrumental Music Program

Brad Schoener
Music Marathon Fund

Celebrating a Life
Through Music

The Buddy Pal for Life Fund

Upper Darby's
Greater Overbrook
String Band

Links Updated
9/3/19

Please E-Mail with any questions you may have 24/7:

TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org


Be sure to check your calendar list and lesson schedule!

Please come to see me in the band room if you have any questions.

This website has been updated with the handbook and forms for the 2019-2020 school year.


Help us earn money for our school music program by participating in the BoxTops for Education program.

We already participate in the program, all you have to do is clip the little "Box Tops" coupon and send them in to the school with your students. If the coupon is on a lid, submit the entire lid - rinsed clean.