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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 number of visitors to our site so far this year is........

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 - April 22, 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
CLICK HERE!


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 April 23, 2018

Monday 4/23, No 7:10am rehearsals.

Group Lessons: Flutes & Clarinets
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
PSSA Science test - 8th grade only. Mr. B. will be assisting with the test during 2nd period. The band room will be closed during second period.


Tuesday 4/24, Band Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Trumpets and Trombones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
PSSA Science test - 8th grade only. Mr. B. will be assisting with the test during 2nd period. The band room will be closed during second period.


Wednesday 4/25, Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am

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


Thursday 4/26, No 7:10am rehearsals

Group Lessons: STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello &Bass,
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the band room.


Friday 4/27, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Springton Lake Middle School Jazz Fest
Reporting time to BH is 5:30pm

Bring $$$$$ for snacks! Be sure you are dressed in all black! Black golf shirts are now the proper shirt to wear. It is April after all.......





The Week of April 30, 2018

Monday 4/30, No 7:10am rehearsals.

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


Tuesday 5/1, Band Rehearsal 7:10am

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


Wednesday 5/2, Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am

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


Thursday 5/3, No 7:10am rehearsals

Group Lessons: STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello &Bass,
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the band room.


Friday 5/4, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Welsh Valley Middle School Jazz Fest
Reporting time to BH is 5:30pm

Bring $$$$$ for snacks! Be sure you are dressed in all black! Black golf shirts are now the proper shirt to wear. It is April after all.......





The Week of May 7, 2018

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

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


Tuesday 5/8, Band Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Trumpets and Trombones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert run through: 6:30 to 8:30pm in the auditorium. ALL members must attend.


Wednesday 5/9, Orchestra Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Saxophones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert AM Assembly. Report to the band room after homeroom.
AND
Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert! Curtain is 7:30pm. Band, Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble members must be dressed properly in order to perform.
Orchestra members will arrive to the band room at 6:30pm.
Band members will arrive to the band room at 6:50pm.


Thursday 5/10, No 7:10am rehearsals

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


Friday 5/11, Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal 7:10am

Group Lessons: Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
BE SURE THAT YOU BEGIN TO STUDY FOR YOUR FINAL EXAM OVER THIS WEEKEND!
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!!








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.