Mrs. Koch

Phone: (308) 635-6287


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Mrs. Koch

Assistant Band Director / Choir Accompanist

Mrs. Koch is currently in her 21st year as Assistant Band Director/Accompanist at BMS. She assists with the 7th & 8th Grade Marching & Concert Bands. She also accompanies both the 7th & 8th Grade Choirs and the BMS Show Choir. 

Mrs. Koch is a native of York, NE. During her high school years, she was Drum Major for 3 years, was selected to the All-State Band for 2 years (Mallet Percussion), and received the John Philip Sousa Band Award for 2 years. Mrs. Koch graduated from York High School in 1985. Mrs. Koch then attended Kearney State College and received a Bachelor's Degree (1989). Her major focus was Instrumental Music.

Mrs. Koch was Assistant Director of the Band Program in Scottsbluff, 7-12 Vocal Music Director in Bridgeport, 5-6 Instrumental Music Director in Fairbury, and K-12 Vocal/Instrumental Music Director in Polk-Hordville, all in Nebraska.

Weekly Announcements

  •  Announcements-  


    Panhandle Schools CLOSED

    After consultation with COVID-19 Unified Command, it has been determined that all schools in the Nebraska Panhandle will remain closed and operate in an alternative learning environment for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year. 


      • Students: Please check your Google Classroom for class updates/playing assignments.
        • Online "ZOOM" Sectional Rehearsals will begin this week (Week of March 30).
          • 8th Grade Band - MONDAYS from 11:00-3:00 (30-minute time slots for each section)
          • 7th Grade Band - WEDNESDAYS from 1:00-4:00 (30-minute time slots for each section)
          • 6th Grade Band - FRIDAYS from 9:00-12:00 (30-minute time slots for each section)
            • Please check for your scheduled sectional time on the BMS Band Website ( - Just click on your grade level Tab at the left side of the page.
      • Mr. Koch's office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and Mrs. Koch is available from 8:00 a.m. to NOON Monday thru Friday.
        • Contact by email at:
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          • Or PARENTS ONLY contact through "REMIND"
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Mrs. Koch's Daily Schedule

  • Bluffs Middle School

    7:00-7:40 a.m. .... Jazz Band (Tues. & Thurs.)
    ...........................Show Choir (Wed. & Fri.)

    7:45-8:39..............1st Period - Choir 8

    8:43-9:33............2nd Period - Band 8

    9:37-10:27..........3rd Period -Band 7

    10:31-11:21..........4th Period - Choir 7



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