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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


Happy New Year!!!!!
New Music for Band, Orchestra and Jazz Has Been Posted!
Go to the sheet music page, click on the file you need, enter the password (same one!), PRINT OUT ALL OF THE PAGES OF THE FILE and ORGANIZE it into your binder! Everyone MUST have a binder with page protectors. It’s just the BEST way to organize your music…… and over 35 years I have tried EVERYTHING!

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!


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."






Group Lesson/Sectional Schedule
CLICK HERE!












The number of visitors to our site so far this year is...
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. 🍀 Updated - January 14, 2022 🍀



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!

The Week of Jan. 17, 2022

Monday 1/17,
No School, MLK Day

Today’s Lessons:



Tuesday 1/18,
Band REHEARSAL @ 7:10 am. Please be on time and have your binder organized with your music.

Today’s Lessons:
Trumpets, Baritones and Trombones

ALSO: Download and print your new music NOW. Get your binder together too!

ALSO:
Evening Jazz Rehearsal in the band room 6:30 to 8:30pm. Please be on time!


Wednesday 1/19
Orchestra REHEARSAL 7:10am. Please be on time and have your binder organized with your music.

Today’s Lessons:
Saxophones


ALSO: Download and print your new music NOW. Get your binder together too!

Thursday 1/20,
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s Lessons:
STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass!

ALSO: Download and print your new music NOW. Get your binder together too!


Friday 1/21,
Second Jazz Ensemble REHEARSAL!
Please be on time and come to rehearsal with your music printed out and in a binder!
Today’s Lessons:

Percussion & Beginners!





The Week of Jan. 24, 2022

Monday 1/24,
No morning rehearsal (Choir rehearsal).

Today’s Lessons:
Flutes & Clarinets


Tuesday 1/25,
NO Band REHEARSAL Dr. B is at Jury Duty!.

Today’s Lessons:


ALSO:
Evening Jazz Rehearsal in the band room 6:30 to 8:30pm. Please be on time! YES, we ARE still having this rehearsal! Dr. B will be finished with Jury Duty by this time in the evening!


Wednesday 1/26
Orchestra REHEARSAL 7:10am. Please be on time and have your binder organized with your music.

Today’s Lessons:
Saxophones


Thursday 1/27,
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s Lessons:
STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello, & Bass!


Friday 1/28,
Second Jazz Ensemble REHEARSAL!
Please be on time and come to rehearsal with your music printed out and in a binder!
Today’s Lessons:

Percussion & Beginners!




Instrumental Music Lessons and Rehearsals will take place in person, in the band room. Students playing wind instruments (trumpet, clarinet, etc…) should bring a mask with a slit cut horizontally in the mask to allow the mouthpiece to be placed in the student’s mouth. Flute students should add a handkerchief to their mask to cover the tone hole on the head joint while playing. I will explain this application in greater detail in person.


If you need to get an instrument, I would strongly suggest renting one from Zeswitz (or a music store of your choosing). You will receive a better instrument and repairs are covered while renting. Use this link to go to the Zeswitz rental page :

Zeswitz Rental Page
CLICK HERE!


The availability of school instruments is very limited. Please contact me if acquiring an instrument is extraordinarily difficult. I will do what I can to get you an instrument.




"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)



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

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



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






E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org





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
8/21/21

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 2021-2022 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.