Announcements

Concert Band Demonstration Recordings:

Demo recordings of the Concert Band music has been added to the recordings page of this website. Students may use these recordings to aid them in their preparation of this music.

 

Jazz Band Demonstration Recordings:

Demo recordings of the Jazz Band music has been added to the recordings page of this website. Students may use these recordings to aid them in their preparation of this music.

 

BMS BAND STUDENTS SELECTED TO NSBA 8TH GRADE ALL-STATE BAND:

Each year all of Nebraska's 8th Grade band students are invited to audition for the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association 8th Grade All-State Band. 

Mr. Jim Kucera , NSBA Middle-Level Chair, is honored to announce and would like to "CONGRATULATE those students that were selected to participate in the 2021 NSBA 8th Grade All-State Band!"

Students from Bluffs Middle School have participated in the NSBA 8th Grade All-State Band for the past 20 years and we are pleased to add the following names to the list of those selected:

  • Allison Clodfelter (Clarinet), daughter of Jeremy & Jaimie Clodfelter
  • Dagen Cranmore (Trumpet), son of Jamie Batterman & Quentin Cranmore
  • Mina Griffith (Bass Clarinet), daughter of Joel Griffith & Natashia Deckert
  • Collin Phillips (Trumpet), son of Scott Phillips & Pamela Richardson
  • Capria Rogers (Trombone), daughter of Robert & Kiowa Rogers

*Selected by recorded audition to be members of the most prestigious and selective middle school honor band in the state of Nebraska.

This year, the NSBA (Nebraska State Bandmasters Association) Honor Band committee selected 79 members and 19 alternates for the Concert Band. This group of 98 young musicians were selected from a total of 242 auditions and represent 37 schools from across the state of Nebraska.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the 2021 NSBA 8th Grade All-State Band Clinic has been cancelled.

 

 

 

Jazz Band:

The BMS Jazz Band rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:00 a.m. - 7:35 a.m. Students will need to enter the building through Door 12 (East door in the horseshoe drive). Mrs. Koch will be there starting at 6:50 a.m. to let you in the building.