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BEVERLY HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Home of the Bears!
Orchestra • Band • Color Guard • Jazz Ensemble
Tim Blessington, Director of Instrumental Music




8th Grade Band Students:
Check out this day long seminar opportunity to get you ready for this fall’s marching season! See Mr. B. for details on how you can earn a FREE seminar day with the Blue Devils!

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Jan to June Calendar, Dates, Performances...
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How to organize your music for marching band, orchestra, concert band and jazz ensemble.
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Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule
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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."

Upper Darby, PA


"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
-Norman Vincent Peale


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 - May 21, 2018 ☘️



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

E-Mail :
TimBxBHMS@aol.com




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 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!


Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule
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Jan to June Calendar, Dates, Performances...
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Study Materials for Your Binder (that means EVERYONE SHOULD have these materials in their binders!)



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

E-Mail :
TimBxBHMS@aol.com



With Talent Comes Responsibility!!!!

BE SURE THAT YOU BEGIN TO STUDY FOR YOUR FINAL EXAM!
PRACTICE ALL of your scales, REVIEW your terminology, PRACTICE your manurhythms and counting, STUDY your key signature identification, PRACTICE your sight reading!

Final Exam Study Guide!!



The Week of May 21, 2018

Monday 5/21, No 7:10am rehearsals.

Group Lessons: Final Exams for Flutes & Clarinets
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Tuesday 5/22, Band Rehearsal 7:10am
(Prep for Memorial Day Assembly)

Group Lessons: Final Exams for Trumpets and Trombones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Wednesday 5/23, Rehearsal for the Memorial Day Assembly:

All flag bearers, rifle bearers and snare drummer should show up at 7:10am to rehearse the movement during the Memorial Day Assembly. This is THE ONLY rehearsal for this part of the program. PLEASE be on time!
Group Lessons: Final Exams for Saxophones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Thursday 5/24, No 7:10am rehearsals.

Group Lessons: Final Exams for STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello &Bass,
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Friday 5/25, Memorial Day Assembly

Bandmembers are to report to the band room right after homeroom to prepare for the performance.
Your concert band music must be in your flip folder for this performance.

Band Members must be dressed in a WHITE golf shirt and black pants. Solid black khaki style shorts are permitted. Girls may elect to wear a solid black skirt (with the white golf shirt) or a solid black dress. NO FLIP FLOPS. Closed footwear is required, preferably in black.

Group Lessons: Final Exams for Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)





The Week of May 28, 2018

Monday 5/28, No School. Memorial Day.

.....Remember those that died for your freedoms......


Tuesday 5/29, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Trumpets and Trombones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
Playing Final Exams! Did you practice?? Come to class ready to play your scales, music and sight reading! You can do it!
AND
Jazz Ensemble performs at the Art Show/ Parent Forum 6-7:00pm
Jazz Ensemble members are to report to the BH band room NO LATER THAN 5:30 to prepare for the performance.
Be sure that you are dressed for performance in all black. Khaki style black shorts are permitted.


Wednesday 5/30, No Before School Rehearsals

Group Lessons: Saxophones, Clarinets and Flutes
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
Playing Final Exams! Did you practice?? Come to class ready to play your scales, music and sight reading! You can do it!
AND
Band, Orchestra and Jazz Awards Night!
Our festivities begin at 6:30pm in the CAFETERIA. Enter through the 6th grade hallway ramp entrance at the back of the school (Sherbrooke Blvd parking lot).
This is a “pot luck dessert” party meaning that everyone brings something to drink (soda, water, etc... enough for at least 6 people)and a dessert (cookies, cup cakes, chips, doughnuts, Pheasant under glass, etc... enough for at least 6 people).
There will be pizza.
After everyone receives their award (patch and pin) and after our SLIDE SHOW there will be dancing until 9:00pm.
Please note that this event is for members of the BH Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble only (and parents if they would like to come and help out). No friends, cousins, siblings, clones, extra terrestrial relatives or pet hamsters.......seriously, just instrumental music students. Bring your favorite “G” RATED music on your phone and the 8th grade DJs will do their best to play your music. Fun, fun, fun!!


Thursday 5/31, No Before School Rehearsals

Group Lessons: STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello &Bass,
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
Playing Final Exams! Did you practice?? Come to class ready to play your scales, music and sight reading! You can do it! (Early Dismissal).


Friday 6/1, No Before School Rehearsals

Group Lessons: Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
Playing Final Exams! Did you practice?? Come to class ready to play your scales, music and sight reading! You can do it!
AND
8th Grade Dance! Have Fun!!!





The Week of June 4, 2018

Monday 6/4, No Before School Rehearsals

Final Exam Make-Ups


Tuesday 6/5, No Before School Rehearsals

Final Exam Make-Ups.


Wednesday 6/6, No Before School Rehearsals

Final Exam Make-Ups
AND
8th Grade Awards Night 7:00pm.


Thursday 6/7, No Before School Rehearsals

Final Exam Make-Ups.
AND
BHMS Talent Show!


Friday 6/8, No Before School Rehearsals

Final Exam Make-Ups
AND
Last Day of School! You made it! Have a safe and fun summer!
Remember to practice some too!







A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener
3/19/09
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"A lesson in fixing schools"
An article by Mr. Blessington published in the 3/1/13 edition of the Daily Times.
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(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)


"Dealing With The 5 Percent"
An article by Mr. 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

Color Guard

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 :
TimBxBHMS@aol.com

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
10/22/17

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

TimBxBHMS@aol.com


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 2017-2018 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.