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

Upper Darby, PA

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."

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

. 🍀 Updated - April 17, 2020 🍀

Due to the COVID-19 Virus 🦠, we are now having lessons via Google Meet.

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Because we are staying on the on line instruction model, I will begin to give lessons via Google Meet video conferencing. Heres how you can participate:

⚫️Use your student ID email address to log in to your google account. Im not sure if you log in before you click on the link or when you click on the link. Please let me know what the proper procedure is based on your experience.

⚫️Click on the link to go to the google sheet to sign up for a lesson day and time. Be sure to include your first and last name, instrument AND an email address :

Lesson Schedule Sheet

🔺When it is time for your lesson, join the google meet conversation at:

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/cde-oeha-jgm
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Phone: ‪+1 657-845-2336‬ PIN: ‪596 674 199#‬

⚫️Log in to your google MEET a few minutes early. I will be with you as soon as I am finished with the lesson before you. Please mute your microphone while waiting for your lesson time.

‼️PLEASE BE SURE that your instrument is ready and you have all music and learning materials needed for your lesson BEFORE you log in.

⚠️Plan to have your Google meet lesson in a place away from others in your house/apt so that we wont be distracted or disturbed.

⚠️ Be prepared to begin your lesson with a few scales, some exercises, sight reading, followed by a piece of music you are currently working on. (Do you have your solo picked yet?)

😁HAVE FUN! This is a new experience for all of us! Im sure well work out the kinks quickly!

SEE you soon! We will begin lessons on Wed. 4/15.
-Dr. B.

"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).

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

E-Mail :

January to June Calendar, Dates, Performances...

How to organize your music for Band and Orchestra

Sectional/Group Lesson Schedule

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 :

Group Lessons/sectionals take place 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.

Schoology Access Codes

A tribute in pictures for Brad Schoener

"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


Concert Band / Marching Band


Jazz Ensemble

County Band


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 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.