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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



Orchestra members! We will be performing at the Tower Theatre the evening of December 5th. Save the date!
More details to come! Check here for specific detail as soon as I can get them.



How to organize your music for marching band, orchestra, concert band and jazz ensemble.
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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



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 2, 2016 @ 11:21am



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Events on the Horizon /Reminders:


Lesson Schedule
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The Week of December 5, 2016
Questions??? See Mr. Blessington in the Band Room on the lower level in room 12.

Monday 12/5,

Group Lessons: Clarinets and Flutes
AND

Orchestra performs at the Mayor of Upper Darby's Tree Lighting and Holiday Concert at the Tower Theatre!

For the Tower Theatre concert:
Orchestra members will report to the Tower Theatre at 5:00pm -ish to tune and prepare for the concert. Be sure to eat before coming to the Tower Theatre AND bring a small snack with you such as a granola bar or protein bar in case you'll need it.
Curtain is 6:30pm. Tell your friends, family, neighbors, etc... to come out to see you perform!! This is a free concert and should be concluded by about 7:30pm.

Attire for the Tower Theatre concert is as follows :
Guys: A SOLID white, red or green button down shirt, a tie (be creative!!), LONG black pants (NO jeans of any kind or color) and SHOES with black socks (NO sneakers, boots, hiking shoes, basketball/running shoes of any kind or color).

Girls : A LONG (below the knee) black skirt and a SOLID white, red or green button down blouse -OR- a LONG black dress and SHOES (NO sneakers, boots, hiking shoes, basketball/running shoes of any kind or color).

If you do not have the necessary attire items available to you please purchase them NOW. Running out to the store a day before a performance is a bad idea!! Plan ahead! You have more than enough advance notice. No excuses for improper attire will be accepted....... but Santa hats are permitted!



Tuesday 12/6,

Band Rehearsal 7:10am. ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND
Be sure that your music is in your flip folder by now! NO EXCUSES!!
Group Lessons: Trumpets and Trombones.


Wednesday 12/7,

Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am. ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND


Group Lessons: Saxophones


Thursday 12/8,



Group Lessons: Strings!


Friday 12/9,


Band Rehearsal 7:10am. ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND
Be sure that your music is in your flip folder by now! NO EXCUSES!!

Group Lessons: Percussion





The Week of December 12, 2016
Questions??? See Mr. Blessington in the Band Room on the lower level in room 12.

Monday 12/12,

8th Grade Music Students go to see the UDHS Winter Concert
Meet Mr. Blessington in the auditorium after first period. (8:58am) Be sure to bring your coat! We will return to BH ~11:30am.

Group Lessons: Clarinets and Flutes
(When we return from the UDHS Concert.)


Tuesday 12/13,

Band AND Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am. ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND
Band: Be sure that your music is in your flip folder by now! NO EXCUSES!!
Group Lessons: Trumpets and Trombones.


Wednesday 12/14,

Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am. ALL MEMBERS MUST ATTEND


AND: Concert Assembly for the school:
Immediately following homeroom all Band and Orchestra members will report to the auditorium with everything needed to perform.
Orchestra will set up on stage. The band will take their seats in the back of the auditorium. Once in place please wait patiently for further instructions.
Dress code: A solid (no patterns!) white, red or green shirt (NO tee shirts please!) and black or dark pants.

Group Lessons: Saxophones (After the concert assembly.)

For the evening concert:
Orchestra members will report to the band room ar 6:00pm to tune. After tuning the orchestra members will take their place on stage.

Band members will report to the band room at 6:30pm to tune. After tuning the band members will take their seats in the back of the auditorium.
Curtain is 7:00pm.

Attire for the EVENING concert is as follows :

Guys: A white, red or green button down shirt, a tie (be creative!!), LONG black pants (NO jeans of any kind or color) and SHOES with black socks (NO sneakers, boots, hiking shoes, basketball/running shoes of any kind or color).

Girls : A LONG (below the knee) black skirt and a white, red or green button down blouse -OR- a LONG black dress and SHOES (NO sneakers, boots, hiking shoes, basketball/running shoes of any kind or color).

If you do not have the necessary attire items available to you please purchase them NOW. Running out to the store a day before a performance is a bad idea!! Plan ahead! You have more than enough advance notice.
No excuses for improper attire will be accepted....... but Santa hats are permitted!



Thursday 12/15,



Group Lessons: Strings!


Friday 12/16,


FIRST Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am.
Be sure that your music is in a binder with page protectors and your binder HAS YOUR NAME ON IT!

Group Lessons: Percussion








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




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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

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
8/25/16

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 2016-2017school 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.