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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.
- The BMS 8th Grade Band performed at the Music In The Parks Festival in Denver CO on Saturday, May 11. The band earned an Excellent Rating and the 1st place trophy for Class A Middle School/Junior High Concert Bands. The band also earned the trophy for Overall best Middle School/Junior High Concert Band. We are very proud of the bands accomplishments.
- The BMS Concert Bands will perform their Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium. This concert will include performances by the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Bands.
- Recordings of our performances are available on the Recordings page of this web site.
- The BMS Band Calendar for the 2018-2019 school year is available and may be found at the bottom of this page.
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 #36 PRACTICE SHEETS (5/6-5/12)
will be DUE Monday, May 13
(Not accepted for credit after Friday, May 17)
Below you will find the Bluffs Middle School Band Newsletters. New Newsletters are added every two months and contain the latest information about the Bluffs Middle School Band.
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.
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BMS Band Calendar 2018-2019
Below you will find video files of the BMS Bands.