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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


(Charlie!)





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







"These are the sort of things that push you on in music - the curiosity, a passion for new ideas."
-Elvis Costello


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 9, 2018 ☘️



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

E-Mail :
TimBxBHMS@aol.com


It’s going to be a great week again!



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!



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



With Talent Comes Responsibility!!!!


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


The Week of Dec. 10, 2018

Monday 12/10,
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s lessons: Flutes and Clarinets!


Tuesday 12/11,
BAND REHEARSAL! 7:10am in the Auditorium. Please be on time and prepared for rehearsal!

We are rehearsing in the auditorium.
EVERYONE should have their music printed out, trimmed and in their flip folder! No excuses!! (Percussion are using their binders.)
Today’s lessons: Trumpets, Baritones and Trombones.


Wednesday 12/12,
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL! 7:10am ON THE STAGE! Please be on time and prepared for rehearsal!


Orchestra Percussion should also attend this rehearsal!

Today’s lessons: Saxophone & French Horn


Thursday 12/13,
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s Lessons:
STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass AND Orchestra Percussion! (Early Dismissal)

And

It’s Concert Day! Both morning and evening concerts!

For the A.M. Assembly: Arrive at school @ 7:40am.
Check in with your homeroom teacher.
Go to the band room to prepare for the performance.
All Orchestra and Band Members are to be dressed in long black pants/skirt AND a solid color polo/golf shirt in Red, Green, Blue or White!
Santa Hats are ENCOURAGED!
AND
If you are brave enough.......
Wear the UGLIEST or most WACKY holiday sweater you can get your hands on! Lights are a plus!

🔴For the Evening Concert: 🌲🦌
Orchestra Arrives at school @ 6:10pm.
Band Arrives at school @ 6:35pm.
Go to the band room to prepare for the performance.
ALL Orchestra and Band Members are to be dressed in long black pants/skirt AND
For the Guys: a shirt AND A TIE! Be creative!
A wacky holiday tie with obnoxious blinking lights is PERFECT!
For the Girls: Ladies May opt to wear black pants OR a LONG skirt.
AND a blouse with a collar.
Girls may also choose to wear a shirt and tie........ but here is a good idea....
You can wear a holiday skirt with obnoxious decorations, lights, characters, everything that can fit on a skirt and the kitchen sink!

Santa Hats are ENCOURAGED!

AND/OR
If you are brave enough.......
Wear the UGLIEST or most WACKY holiday sweater you can get your hands on! Lights are a plus!


Friday 12/14,
No Before School Rehearsals! Sleep in! You’ve earned it!.

Today’s Lessons:
Mr. B will not be in today. The band room is closed. See you on Monday!!



The Week of Dec. 17, 2018

Monday 12/17,
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s lessons: Flutes and Clarinets!
And

8th Grade music students’ trip to UDHS to see the HS Winter Concert
Meet in the Auditorium at 9:00am with your coat!
We will eat lunch in the bandroom when we return at 11:30. PACK A LUNCH FOR YOURSELF!


Tuesday 12/18,
FIRST JAZZ REHEARSAL! 7:10am. Please be on time and be prepared to perform Evil Ways!


Today’s lessons: Trumpets, Baritones and Trombones.


Wednesday 12/19,
No Before School Rehearsals.



Today’s lessons: Saxophone & French Horn


Thursday 12/20,
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal @7:10am

Today’s Lessons:
STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass AND Orchestra Percussion!


Friday 12/21,
BAND REHEARSAL! 7:10am. PLEASE BE ON TIME and prepared for rehearsal! We are rehearsing Into the Clouds for the Gala!

Into the Clouds


Be sure you printed out your part and your BINDER is in order!
Today’s Lessons:
Percussion & Beginners





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
8/30/18

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 2018-2019 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.