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Mrs. Koch

Assistant Band Director / Choir Accompanist

Mrs. Koch is currently in her 23rd 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 for the Week of September 27th:  




    Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected, & Stay "Bearcat Strong" 


    Marching Drummer

    7th & 8th Grade Bands:

    "Blast From The Past" Homecoming Parade

    (on Broadway)

    Monday, September 27th at 6:30 p.m.


      • STAY CONNECTED during the school year ... Follow us on Twitter (@BluffsMSBand).
      • BMS Band Students:
        • Your WEEK #5 Practice Sheets (for 9/20-9/26) are DUE Monday, September 27th.
        • Please keep track of your "At-Home" practice time on your WEEK #6 Practice Sheets (9/27-10/3) this week. 
          • They are DUE Monday, October 4th.
      • BMS JAZZ BAND rehearsals are on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in the BMS BAND ROOM.
        • Mrs. Koch will be at the NORTH ANNEX DOOR from 6:50-7:10 a.m. to check students in. 
      • 7/8 BAND Up-Coming Event: SHS Homecoming Parade - Monday, Sept. 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
        • Homecoming Parade Information was sent home with students last Tues., Sept. 21.
        • A printable copy of the Homecoming Parade information can be found in "Class Documents".


      • BMS SHOW CHOIR rehearsals are on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY mornings from 7:00-7:30 a.m. in the BMS CHOIR ROOM.



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