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

Instrumental Music
Spring Concert Program

January To June Calendar
Dates, performances and happenings from now ‘till June!

Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule.

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

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
& 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).

Congratulations Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble for a great performance last week! See Ms. Brown’s letter below:

. 🍀 Updated - May 19, 2019 🍀

Do Wah Ditty Ditty for band! You’ll need the password.... Find your part in the file and print your part. Be sure you don’t end up printing the whole thing!
All Band Members need to have Do Wah Diddy Diddy in their binders for our NEXT band rehearsal!! Please be prepared!

Springton Lake Jazz Fest 4/26/19!

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

E-Mail :

We won BEST Rhythm Section at the Welsh Valley Jazz Festival! Congratulations!(5/3/19)

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 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 :

The Week of May 20th

Monday 5/20
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s lessons: Flutes and Clarinets!

During 4th period today:
Practice for the movement of the colors (flags) for the Memorial Day assembly: The following students should report to the band room at 4th period:
Adib Shanta (drummer)
Edison Hong (American Flag)
Gurneet Kaur (State Flag)
Harinder Rakhra (Rifle)
Andrea Bravo(Rifle)
Nhi Lang (Rifle)

6th Period (eat lunch quickly and report to the band room):
Alana Gangadeen
& Claud David Guerrier
(Practice for Taps)

Tuesday 5/21

Wednesday 5/23
No Before School Rehearsals

Today’s lessons: Saxophone Trumpet, Trombone & French Horn!

Check back here over the next couple of days. We MIGHT be having an after school rehearsal to get the logistics straightened out for the Memorial Day Assembly. This rehearsal include BOTH band AND orchestra. More details to come.

Thursday 5/24
No Before School Rehearsals

The Memorial Day Assembly
Band and Orchestra members are to report to the band room immediately after checking in to their homeroom.

We will set up in the Auditorium:

Band: In the balcony right next to the windows. In preparation for this performance,
PRINT OUT YOUR BAND MUSIC AT 60 or 70% reduction so that you can clip it in your lyre. YES you will need your lyre for this performance as we will NOT be using music stands.
(Percussion is exempt from the above. You will use your binders and music stands.)
Be sure to print out ONLY your band music and not the learning materials. You will NOT need Do Wah Ditty.

Please come dressed in your September Marching Uniform, which is:
A WHITE golf/polo shirt, and
BLACK LONG PANTS. (Girls May opt for a BLACK skirt or a black dress.)

Orchestra: Will set up in the pit in front of the stage. You will need to get yourself a chair and a stand from the back of the auditorium.
Our set up will be the same as it always is: 1st and 2nd violin on the conductor’s left, Cello & Bass in the middle and Viola and 3rd violin on the conductors’ right.
Dress code for the Orchestra is the same as the band as described above.

Today’s bell schedule:

Today’s Lessons:
STRINGS! Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass AND Orchestra Winds!

Jazz Ensemble performs for the art show and parent forum!

All Jazz Ensemble Members are to report to the band room no later than 5:30pm to set up for the performance. Please come dressed properly in all BLACK. If you are in choir and must be dressed a certain way that is fine. We will set up in the FRONT GYM next to the opening of partially closed partition wall. Get yourself a stand and chair from the back of the auditorium. Downbeat is 6:00pm. We MUST be ready to play at that time. We will perform until approximately 6:45pm to allow for choir members to prepare for the vocal concert. We will all work together to move equipment from and return it to the band room. EVERYONE HELPS. NO EXCUSES. Questions? See Dr. Blessington.

Friday 5/25
NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day Weekend.

A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener

"A lesson in fixing schools"
An article by Mr. 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 Mr. 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


Concert Band / Marching Band


Jazz Ensemble

County Band

Color Guard


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


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

E-Mail :


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

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


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 2018-2019 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.