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.


    • NOTICE:  DUE TO PREDICTED POOR WEATHER, OUR "CLUB'S CHOICE" FUNDRAISER MERCHANDISE DELIVERY HAS BEEN POSTPONED ... THE NEW PICK-UP DATE IS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20. Please make arrangements to have someone here after school to pick up your merchandise - even if the student is not at school that day. We do not have anywhere to store the frozen items if they are not picked up.


    • Jazz Band: We will have a Rehearsal with the WNCC Fire In The Pan Swingers on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bluffs Middle School Cafetorium. It is important to try to be at this rehearsal as it is our only chance to rehearse with the WNCC group.


    • Jazz Band: The Music In Our Schools Month Concert with the WNCC Fire In The Pan Swingers will be on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bluffs Middle School Cafetorium. Students will need to be here at 6:30 p.m.


    • The Western Nebraska Middle-Level Music Contest was held on Saturday, February 23. Congratulations to the students who performed. The BMS Band program had 84 students perform solos. 80 students received SUPERIOR Ratings. 4 Students received EXCELLENT Ratings. The 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Bands all received SUPERIOR Ratings from all four judges.  


    • Recordings of the BMS Band's Concerts have been posted to the Recordings page of this website.


    • The BMS Band Calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is available and may be found at the bottom of this page.
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    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.

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    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 #28 PRACTICE SHEETS  (3/11-3/17)

    will be DUE Monday, March 18

    (Not accepted for credit after Thursday, March 21)

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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 2018-2019


BMS Band Calendar 2018-2019

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

    BMS 2018-2019 Band Calendar  

    **Notice: Date Change

    The BMS/WNCC "Fire In The Pan" Swingers combined CONCERT will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the BMS Cafetorium.



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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