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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



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


"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
-Malcolm X


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).




County Band 2018 Recordings!
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. 🍀 Updated - January 16, 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...
CLICK HERE!


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!!!!

The Week of January 15, 2018

Monday 1/15, No School, MLK Day

PRACTICE for your upcoming performances and the new music you are learning. Orchestra: The Gala is THIS SATURDAY 1/20. Are you ready? Can you PLAY your music correctly by yourself? Jazz: Our first festival is Feb. 2nd! Have you listened to your music enough to be able to hear and sing your part with the ensemble/recording? Can you PLAY your parts by yourself correctly? Put the time in and learn to PLAY your music! We will all sound better that way!


Tuesday 1/16, Band Rehearsal 7:10am
Be sure to have your binder put together with your new music organized!! See the link on how to organize your music on this page or on the sheet music page.


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

Combined BH & DH Orchestra Gala Rehearsal at UPPER DARBY HIGH SCHOOL
6:00 To 8:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.
Transportation is With your parents. All members are expected to attend. Roll will be taken.


Wednesday 1/17, Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE : Please listen to the recording and practice the music before our morning rehearsal!
Group Lessons: Saxophones, Clarinets & Flutes
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
(8th Grade Orch. Auditions moved to 1/25 due to our recent weather. See below for requirements.)

Thursday 1/18, No 7:10am rehearsals


Group Lessons: None
(Early Dismissal 1:00pm)
AND

Orchestra, Flute Duet and Choralations Gala Rehearsal at UPPER DARBY HIGH SCHOOL
9:00 To 11:30am in the Performing Arts Center.
Transportation is by school bus. Meet Mr. Blessington & Mrs. Hally in the auditorium at the end of first period. Be sure to have your coat and everything you will need to perform with you.
We will be returning to BH before 12:00noon and you may miss your lunch so..... PACK YOUR LUNCH and we will eat together in the band room when we return from Gala rehearsal.


Friday 1/19, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am
Everyone should have their music in their binders by now. Are you PREPARED for rehearsal?
Group Lessons: Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Saturday 1/20, UDSD Annual Gala
Reporting time to THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is 1:15pm Dressed PROPERLY (see below):
Dress code for female performers is black skirt (knee length or longer) white collared shirt, pantyhose to match skin color and black shoes.
Dress code for male performers is black pants, white collared shirt, long tie, black socks and black shoes. All shirts should be ironed and tucked in.
Transportation is with your parents.


The Week of January 22, 2018

Monday 1/22, No 7:10am rehearsals


Group Lessons: Flute & Clarinet
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Tuesday 1/23, Band Rehearsal 7:10am


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


Wednesday 1/24, Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am
Everyone should have their new music by now. No music will be distributed at rehearsal. Please listen to the recording and practice the music before our morning rehearsal!
Group Lessons: Saxophones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND

Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 6:30 To 8:30 pm in the band room. BE SURE YOU ARE PRACTICED AND PREPARED FOR REHEARSAL. Can you PLAY your music correctly? Your band mates are depending on you!


Thursday 1/25, No 7:10am rehearsals


Group Lessons: STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello &Bass,
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
(Early Dismissal 1:00pm)
AND

8th Grade Orchestra Members: Miss Radford from UPPER DARBY HIGH SCHOOL will be at BH to hear you perform an audition from
8:00 To 9:30am in the band room.
You will be asked to perform 2 major scales (2 octaves please) and one minor scale (2 octaves please). You will also perform a piece of music that you like to play which shows your ability on your instrument. (Don’t pick something with a lot of rests!!!). Miss Radford will also have a sight reading piece for you to perform. Please think about questions regarding the high school orchestra that you may want to ask Miss Radford. This is your opportunity to get the answers! Be sure to inform your teachers ahead of time and turn in any work which may be due. “With talent comes responsibility!”


Friday 1/26, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am

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



The Week of January 29, 2018

Monday 1/29.
No 7:10am rehearsals


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


Tuesday 1/30, 🎃


Trumpets and Trombones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Wednesday 1/31,

ORCHESTRA rehearsal 7:10am
ALL orchestra members are expected to attend. NO EXCUSES!
Group Lessons: Saxophones
(Periods 1, 2, 3 & 4)
AND
County Band Rehearsal from 1:00pm to 5:00pm: YOU MUST BRING YOUR MUSIC, INSTRUMENT AND A PENCIL!
All county band members will meet in the band room to eat lunch at 11:30am.
We will depart BH at approximately 12:00noon.
Travel to UDHS and rehearse from 1 to 5pm (parents can pick up at UDHS IF they are there when rehearsal ends. Otherwise pick up will be at BH.)
Take the bus back to BH. County band students are expected to communicate with their teachers regarding assignments and work to be turned in. “With talent comes responsibility!”


Thursday 2/1,
No 7:10am rehearsals


Group Lessons : Strings!
( Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7)


Friday 2/2,
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal

7:10am.
Group Lessons: Percussion (Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Haverford MS Jazz Fest (held at HHS)
Report to the BH Band room PROPERLY Dressed in ALL BLACK at 6:30pm.
Bring $$$$$ for snacks!
Be sure you can PLAY your music and you have everything you need to perform!
This is our first public performance for the year. Are you prepared? Will it be a performance that you will be proud of? Have you put in the time and work to perform at your absolute best??







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.)




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.