Bluffs Middle School Bands

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Bluffs Middle School Bands

Welcome to the Bluffs Middle School's Band web site. Please use the navigation links on the left side of each page to access different pages and information on this site. Check out the Band Newsletter box at the bottom of this page for the latest information and news about the band.

Please check back often as we will be updating this site as new information becomes available.

Announcements

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    • BAND CONCERT LOCATION/TIME CHANGES:

    The BMS 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Mid-Winter Band Concerts will be held on Tuesday, February 25 in the BMS Cafetorium.

    The Concert times are as follows:

    • 6th Grade Band will warm-up & tune at 5:30 pm with their Concert following at 6:00 pm.
    • 7th Grade Band will warm-up & tune at 6:30 pm with their Concert following at 7:00 pm.
    • 8th Grade Band will warm-up & tune at 7:30 pm with their Concert following at 8:00 pm.

     

    • Recordings of the Band performances at the Western Nebraska Middle Level Contest aree available on the "Recordings" page of this website.

     

    • 6th, 7th, & 8th GRADE BAND STUDENTS/PARENTS

    PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO USE THE NORTH ANNEX ENTRANCE. THEREFORE, STUDENTS IN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, JAZZ BAND, SIGNED UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL LESSONS, & NEEDING INSTRUMENT PICK-UP AFTER SPORTS PRACTICE MUST NOW ENTER THE BMS BUILDING THROUGH THE SOUTH ANNEX DOOR #12. 

    Mrs. Koch will still be there to check you in. 

    If you need in the building and no one is at the south door, please call me at (308)635-6287 and I will come up to let you in.

     

    • **BAND CALENDAR DATE CHANGE 

    The BMS Spring Band Concert has been moved to Thursday, May 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium

    (SBPS Band students in Grades 5-8 will participate in this required event)

     

    • The following BMS Band students were selected by recorded audition to participate in the Central Nebraska Regional Honor Band: Rosie Burkhalter (Clarinet), Charley Devlin (Flute), Jackson Howard (Trombone), Teyla Huff (Flute), Tallon McDonald (Trumpet), Max Meyer (Tuba), Megan Peister (Trumpet), and Abby Pieper (Bass Clarinet). 

      

    • Please check out the "Recordings" page of this website for a recording of the BMS Percussion Ensemble/Jazz Band Fall Blast Concert that was performed on Tuesday, October 22. 

     

    • The BMS 7/8 Grade Percussion Ensemble rehearses every Monday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. in the BMS Band Room. Please enter the building through the North Annex door (Mrs. Koch will be there to let you in from 6:50 a.m.-7:10 a.m.).

     

    • 7/8 Grade Jazz Band rehearses every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. in the BMS Band Room. Please enter the building through the North Annex door (Mrs. Koch will be there to let you in from 6:50 a.m.-7:10 a.m.).

     

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  • COMMUNICATION TOOLS:

    TWITTER: In an effort to better communicate with parents and students, the Bluffs Middle School Band Program now has a twitter page. This page will contain announcements and information that will be of interest to the members of the BMS Band Program and their parents. Please follow the BMS Band Program by clicking on the Blue Twitter Icon at the bottom of this page.

    REMIND: Remind is a free, safe,and simple messaging tool that helps teachers share important updates and reminders with students & parents. Subscribe by text, email or using the Remind app. All personal information is kept private. Teachers will never see your phone number, nor will you see theirs. Please sign up for Remind by clicking on and following the instructions in the box at the bottom of this page.

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  • PRACTICE:

    AT HOME PREPARATION: A students progress in band will depend on what is achieved during daily home practice sessions. Learning takes place at school, but proficiency is gained at home.

    Students are expected to take their instruments home daily and on weekends.

    Students will see more improvement if they practice daily for shorter periods of time than if they try to do all of their practicing in one weekend. In other classes, students have homework. In band, a students homework is their practice time at home.

    Parents, a key element to your child's success on his/her instrument will be your support. Very rarely will a child practice without having to be told. Practicing, to the student, becomes a chore, but it is a cycle; practice makes you good, which leads to fun and makes you want to play your instrument more. With the proper guidance and support from you, both you and your child will see the benefits of good practice. Please refer to the back of the practice record or to the website for some guidelines to help your child at home.

    ***Reminder: Your REQUIRED practice sheets are DUE each MONDAY (or the first day of the week)

    **WEEK #25 PRACTICE SHEETS (Feb. 17 - Feb. 23)

    are DUE Monday, February 14

    (Not accepted for credit after Friday of the week they are due.)

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  • Clubs Choice Fundraising Clubs Choice Fundraiser

     

    Please click on the link below to go to the BMS Band's Clubs Choice Fundraising page . For those that do not live in the Scottsbluff area, but still want to support our fundraising efforts, this page will allow you to place orders that will be delivered to your door. Thank you in advance for your support of the Bluffs Middle School Band Program.

     

    BMS Clubs Choice Fundraising Page

     

    Fundraiser will run from January 29 - February 11.

     

     

     

Band Newsletters

Band Handbook

  • Below you will find the Bluffs Middle School Band Handbook. This handbook contains the course outline, grading policies, and class expectations for the students that are involved in the Bluffs Middle School Band program.

    BMS Band Handbook 2019-2020

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BMS Band Calendar

  • Below you will find the Bluffs Middle School Band Calendar. This includes concerts, contest, & competition dates for the 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Bands.

    BMS Band Calendar 2019-2020

     

    **CONCERT LOCATION/TIME CHANGE

    The BMS Mid-Winter Band Concert location/time has been changed. It will now be held on Tuesday, February 25 in the BMS Cafetorium.

    The Concert times are as follows:

    • 6th Grade Band will warm-up & tune at 5:30 pm with their Concert following at 6:00 pm.
    • 7th Grade Band will warm-up & tune at 6:30 pm with their Concert following at 7:00 pm.
    • 8th Grade Band will warm-up & tune at 7:30 pm with their Concert following at 8:00 pm.

    This event updated on February 4, 2020

    **NEW CALENDAR ITEM

    The 7/8 Grade BMS JAZZ BAND has been invited to perform at the Spring Wellness Festival for Seniors on Friday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Harms Advanced Technology Center.

    (More information will follow as it becomes available.)

    This event added on January 24, 2020

     **BAND CALENDAR DATE CHANGE 

    The BMS Spring Band Concert has been moved to Thursday, May 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium

    (SBPS Band students in Grades 5-8 will participate in this required event)

    This event updated on January 6, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

BMS Band Supply List

  • Below you will find the Supply List for BMS Band students in grades 6-8.

    Band Supply List

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