Mrs. Koch

Phone: (308) 635-6287


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Mrs. Koch

Assistant Band Director / Choir Accompanist

Mrs. Koch is currently in her 20th 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

  • Week of March 25-  


    MARCH is "Music in our Schools" Month

    Every day, in classrooms & rehearsal rooms across the United States, music educators dedicate themselves to reaching all students with music. 

    Join us in Celebrating!

    #AllMusicAllPeople #MIOSM

    • NOTICE:
      • The BMS Jazz Band along with the WNCC "Fire in the Pan" Swingers will present their annual Music in our Schools Month CONCERT this Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the BMS CafetoriumThe concert is FREE and Open to the Public.


      • Students:  Your Week #29 Practice Sheets (for "At Home" Practice March 18 -March 24) will need to be handed in on Monday, March 25. 

    Week #29 Practice Sheets will not be accepted for credit after Friday, March 29.

      • 7th & 8th Grade JAZZ BAND rehearsals each Tuesday & Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. in the BMS Band Room. (Please ENTER through the NORTH ANNEX Doors ... Mrs. Koch will be there to check you in.)
        • EXTRA REHEARSAL - BMS Jazz Band & WNCC "Fire in the Pan" Swingers will rehearse in the BMS Cafetorium this TUESDAY, March 26 from 6:30-7:30 PM. (ENTER WEST Activity Doors)


      • 7th & 8th Grade Show Choir rehearsals each Wednesday & Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in the BMS Choir Room.
        • NO SHOW CHOIR REHEARSAL this FRIDAY, March 29.


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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.)

    8:48-9:38..............2nd Period - Band 8

    9:42-10:32............3rd Period - Band 7

    10:36-11:26..........4th Period - Choir 8

    11:30-12:20..........5th Period - Choir 7


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