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BEVERLY HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Home of the Royals!
Orchestra • Band • Jazz Ensemble
Dr. Tim Blessington, Director of Instrumental Music






The number of visitors to our site so far this year is........

8th Grade Band Members:
Upper Darby High School Band will be hosting an 8th Grade Band night on
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th!
Please please enter this date into your family calendar now so it won’t be a surprise when the time comes!! 8th Grade Band students will meet Dr. Blessington at Memorial Field at approximately 6:00pm. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT! More details will be posted here shortly. Tunes you will play in the stands:
- Land of 1000 Dances
- The Hey Song
- All of the Lights
- Iron Man (2-bar version, usually repeated)
- Let's Go Royals (first down)
- Minnesota Rouser (fight song)

DATE CHANGE!!!!
Hello there! Our Winter Concert which was scheduled for Wednesday, December 11th has been moved to
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th!
Please make the change in your family calendar now so it won’t be a surprise when the time comes!!

Marching band and Orchestra music has been posted on the sheet music page!! Get your music and start learning and practicing it. Be sure to spread the word to band and orchestra friends including 6th graders you may know. The password is very logical as usual.....just think about it.....


The Upper Darby School District's mission is:
"To provide a comprehensive and challenging educational program which encourages all learners in a safe environment to respect others, value education, and appreciate and contribute to their community as confident, independent thinkers."

Upper Darby, PA










"Always remember........Your three best friends are:
Time Management
Commitment
& Communication "
-Megan Cook UDHS Class of 2019,
BHMS Class of 2015
(Member of the Band, Orchestra and
Jazz Ensemble)



Help us earn money for our Instrumental Music Program by participating in the BoxTops for Education Program!

We already participate in the program, all you have to do is clip the little "Box Tops" coupon and send them in to the band room with your son/daughter. If the coupon is on a lid, submit the entire lid (rinsed clean).




. 🍀 Updated - September 20, 2019 🍀



Questions? Need to contact Dr. B.? Click on the mail link below:

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



September to January. Calendar, Dates, Performances...
CLICK HERE!



How to organize your music for Band and Orchestra
CLICK HERE!



Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule
CLICK HERE!





Thank you for visiting our website! This is the place where you will be able to find information about performances, rehearsal schedules, sheet music, learning materials, etc....
This website is always under constant construction and revision. Please let me know if there is missing or incorrect information and if there are links which do not function properly. Editing the website is a process which takes time, patience and attention to detail. Thanks for understanding!



Events on the Horizon /Reminders:
Questions??? See Dr. Blessington in the Band Room on the lower level in room 12 or email Dr. B. Directly!

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



OK everyone! Here’s what’s happening this week: 9/23 to 9/27
Group Lessons/sectionals continue this week every day! Click the link above for a lesson schedule and SHOW UP!

ALL band and orchestra members MUST attend sectionals/group lessons EVERY week.
Your med forms and money are due this week! You must have the forms and money turned in in order to go with the band to perform. Please get your forms completed, put your money and forms in an envelope with your name on it. Bring it to the band room and..... put it in the BOX! Don’t know what the box is? Ask Dr.B.!

Monday : Flute and Clarinet Lessons during Unified Arts classes or electives. Be sure to check in with your teacher before coming to the band room!

Tuesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!
WE ARE MARCHING OUTSIDE FROM NOW ON. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR MUSIC IN A FLIP FOLDER AND THAT YOU HAVE A LYRE. Trimming music is to be done at HOME, not during band rehearsal! Plan ahead!

How to organize your music for Band and Orchestra
CLICK HERE!

Also :
Trumpets, Baritones and Trombone lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives. Be sure to check in with your teacher before coming to the band room!

Wednesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!

WE ARE MARCHING OUTSIDE FROM NOW ON. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR MUSIC IN A FLIP FOLDER AND THAT YOU HAVE A LYRE. Trimming music is to be done at HOME, not during band rehearsal! Plan ahead!
Also :
Saxophone Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives. Be sure to check in with your teacher before coming to the band room!

Thursday : String Lessons (Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass)! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives. Be sure to check in with your teacher before coming to the band room!

Friday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Yes this means everyone! SHOW UP!!

WE ARE MARCHING OUTSIDE FROM NOW ON. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR MUSIC IN A FLIP FOLDER AND THAT YOU HAVE A LYRE. Trimming music is to be done at HOME, not during band rehearsal! Plan ahead!
Also :
Percussion (Drums) and Tuba Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives. Be sure to check in with your teacher before coming to the band room!








A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener
3/19/09
CLICK HERE




"A lesson in fixing schools"
An article by Dr. Blessington published in the 3/1/13 edition of the Daily Times.
Click here!

(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)


"Dealing With The 5 Percent"
An article by Dr. Blessington published in the 1/12/12 edition of the Daily Times.
Click here!

(I wrote this for YOU, my students....past, present and future.)




If your email address changes PLEASE keep me informed so that you will continue to receive musical event information.


CHECK OUT THE LINKS AND MATERIALS ON THE "Learning Materials, Metronomes and Helpful Links" PAGE!! Good stuff!

Learning Materials, Metronomes and Helpful Links


Beverly Hills Instrumental Music Department

Groups

Concert Band / Marching Band

Orchestra

Jazz Ensemble

County Band

Information

Student/Parent Handbook

Instrumental Music
Forms, letters, etc....

Learning Materials & Metronomes

Helpful Links

Band & Orch Group & Individual Pictures

Study Materials for Your Binder (that means EVERYONE SHOULD have these materials in their binders!)

Calendar/Schedule : Dates, events, etc....
Sept. to Jan.

Calendar : Dates, events, etc....
Jan. to Jun.

Lesson Schedule

SHEET MUSIC PAGE

Zeswitz Music page @BHMS (rental contracts, contact info, etc..)

E-Mail :
TBlessington@Upperdarbysd.org

Misc.

Lincoln for a Lincoln

Beverly Hills Middle School

Upper Darby School District

Upper Darby High School Instrumental Music Program

Drexel Hill Middle School Instrumental Music Program

Brad Schoener
Music Marathon Fund

Celebrating a Life
Through Music

The Buddy Pal for Life Fund

Upper Darby's
Greater Overbrook
String Band

Links Updated
9/3/19

Please E-Mail with any questions you may have 24/7:

TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org


Be sure to check your calendar list and lesson schedule!

Please come to see me in the band room if you have any questions.

This website has been updated with the handbook and forms for the 2019-2020 school year.


Help us earn money for our school music program by participating in the BoxTops for Education program.

We already participate in the program, all you have to do is clip the little "Box Tops" coupon and send them in to the school with your students. If the coupon is on a lid, submit the entire lid - rinsed clean.