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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


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."

















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New Concept Lesson on Chords & Arpeggios! Click Below!

Powerpoint Lesson 15 "Chords & Arpeggios" (PDF)

. 🍀 Updated - January 12, 2021 🍀

Due to the COVID-19 Virus 🦠, we are continuing to have lessons via Google Meet.

Get the Google Meet App
CLICK HERE!

Because we are staying on the on line instruction model, I will continue to give lessons via Google Meet video conferencing. Heres how you can participate:

Materials you will need:
All instrumental music students should acquire a lesson book for this part of the year while we are on the virtual learning model.

Band Students should get an Accent On Achievement book 2 for your instrument. You can buy this book at just about any music store, OR by clicking the following link :

Band Student Lesson Book
CLICK HERE!



Orchestra Students should get a Strictly Strings book 2 for your instrument. You can buy this book at just about any music store, OR by clicking the following link :

Orchestra Student Lesson Book (Strictly Strings Book 2)
CLICK HERE!



Books can also be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.....

The next thing you should do is find your instrument and get yourself reacquainted with it! Practice as much as you possibly can to get yourself back in shape.

⚫️Use your student ID email address to log in to your google account. Im not sure if you log in before you click on the link or when you click on the link. Please let me know what the proper procedure is based on your experience.

⚫️Click on the link to go to the google sheet to sign up for a lesson day and time. Be sure to include your first and last name, instrument AND an email address :

Lesson Schedule Sheet
CLICK HERE!



🔺When it is time for your lesson, join the google meet conversation at:


Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/deg-rzry-vge
⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️👉🏻👉🏻(Copy and paste URL to your browser.)👈🏻👈🏻⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️
OR
Phone: ‪ +1 216-930-7890‬‬ PIN: ‪ 260 600 546#‬

OR
CLICK HERE!

⚫️Log in to your google MEET a few minutes early. I will be with you as soon as I am finished with the lesson before you. Please mute your microphone while waiting for your lesson time.

‼️PLEASE BE SURE that your instrument is ready and you have all music and learning materials needed for your lesson BEFORE you log in.

⚠️Plan to have your Google meet lesson in a place away from others in your house/apt so that we wont be distracted or disturbed.

⚠️ Be prepared to begin your lesson with a few scales, some exercises, sight reading, followed by a piece of music you are currently working on.

😁HAVE FUN! This is a new experience for all of us! Im sure well work out the kinks quickly!

SEE you soon! Lessons are now in full swing!
-Dr. B.



Dr. Blessington's Office : (Office Hours 2:40-3:20 daily): https://meet.google.com/nqr-gebw-irn

Dr. B's Office
CLICK HERE!


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!


Due to the pandemic and the fact that we are not holding school in the building, 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.

Group Lessons/sectionals take place every day! Click the link above for a lesson schedule and SHOW UP!

ALL band and orchestra members MUST attend sectionals/group lessons EVERY week.



MP3 Recordings of Accent on Achievement Recordings
Practice!


Sousa On Parade.mp3 This is the recording you will use to make your video. It has been adjusted to a slower tempo! Your finished video recording should be emailed to Dr. Blessington by 1/3/2021. Good luck and have fun with it! You can be creative in how you are dressed..... wear a hat, goofy sweater, lights, glasses.....maybe even decorate your instrument! Be sure you use a good camera angle and bright lighting!




MP3 Recordings of Strictly Strings Material
Practice!


Tuning Notes.mp3


Fugue in C.mp3


Scarborough Fair.mp3


Page 6, Line 5.mp3


La Cucaracha.mp3 (Slower)


Carnival of Venice.mp3 (Slower)


Classical Bash.mp3 (Slower) This is the recording you will use to make your video. Your finished video recording should be emailed to Dr. Blessington by 1/3/2021. Good luck and have fun with it! You can be creative in how you are dressed..... wear a hat, goofy sweater, lights, glasses.....maybe even decorate your instrument! Maybe even dress up as a Classical Period Composer like Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn! Be sure you use a good camera angle and bright lighting!


Brandenburg Concerto #3.mp3 (Slower)






"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)



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).






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!







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 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!



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!

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
9/3/19

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 2019-2020 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.