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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




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


"The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men & women who are capable of doing new things."
-Jean Piaget


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 12, 2017 ☘️


BHMS Winter Concert Program!
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Questions? Need to contact Mr. B.? Click on the mail link below:

E-Mail :
TimBxBHMS@aol.com


Fire Prevention Parade Slide Show (106mb)
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Fire Prevention Parade Video Performance @Aronimink (106mb)
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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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Event Calendar for Fall
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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 December 11, 2017

Monday 12/11.
No 7:10am rehearsals

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

Tuesday 12/12,

BAND rehearsal! ..7:10am in the band room on the lower level.
Group Lessons: Trumpets and Trombones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)


Wednesday 12/13,

ORCHESTRA rehearsal! ..7:10am in the band room on the lower level.
Group Lessons: Saxophones
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
AND
CONCERT RUN THROUGH FOR BAND AND ORCHESTRA!!!
Be at BH in the band room READY TO PLAY at 6:30pm. We are scheduled to rehearse until 8:30. The subject and goal of our rehearsal is to run through our entire concert.
PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOU CAN PLAY YOUR PARTS IN ADVANCE OF OUR REHEARSAL. PRACTICE!!!!!! Listening and playing along with the recordings are part of your learning experience. ALSO......
ALL of your music MUST be in a binder with page protectors (Orch.) or in a flip folder with a lyre!. Do it for yourself! Organize your music the way it is supposed to be! BE RESPONSIBLE!


Thursday 12/14,
No 7:10am rehearsals


A.M. Concert:

Band and orchestra members report to the band room at 8:00am AFTER checking in with your homeroom teacher!
Dress code for the concert: Black pants and a white shirt (a golf shirt or a blouse) OR........ Wear the WORST most UGLY Christmas sweater you can find!!! Flashing lights, etc... Santa hats are also allowed! Group Lessons: STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello &Bass,
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)
P.M. Concert:

Orchestra members report to the band room to tune at 6:00 pm.
Band members report to the band room at 6:30 to tune.
The dress code is:

Girls: A Black skirt and a white blouse and SHOES! No sneakers, hiking boots, etc... Girls can also wear a black dress.


Guys: Black dress pants, a white button down shirt, and a TIE. Be creative with your tie! Flashing lights, goofy characters, etc.....


Santa Hats are permitted!

Please note: In order to perform at the concert, students MUST be dressed properly according to the description above. After all, performing has 3 parts to it......

How you act (Your behavior must be the best ever! Distracting and inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Your fellow musicians are counting on you to choose the best and appropriate behaviors.),

How you sound (Have you practiced and properly prepared for this performance? Can you actually PLAY your music? Your friends are depending on you to perform at the highest level possible!) and.....

How you look (Are you dressed appropriately as described above? Your friends are counting on you not to ruin the look of the ensemble!).

Friday 12/15,

NO rehearsal! SLEEP IN! You earned it!.
Group Lessons: Percussion
(Periods 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7)





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.