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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


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."



🎉🎵Happy New Year!!!🎵🎈





Your new spring band and orchestra music has been posted to the sheet music page! Click the link to take you to your spring music. EVERYONE’S BINDER MUST BE IN ORDER WITH PAGE PROTECTORS. NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES.
It’s just the best way to do it! In 33 years of teaching I have tried every method of organizing music. The binder is the BEST way. You will be more organized, you won’t lose your music and you’ll get more out of your time in instrumental music!


Click Here





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





"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 - January 19, 2020 🍀



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

E-Mail :
TBlessington@upperdarbysd.org



January to June 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



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.


THIS WEEK:

1/20 through 1/25

Monday :

MLK Day..... Think about how YOU can possibly change the world. What WOULD you change if you could?

Dr. King was a pioneer.....
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”
-Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

Tuesday : Band Rehearsal at 7:10am. ALL members must attend!!!
Be sure your binder is in order WITH ALL of your new music.

Also :
Trumpet and Trombone Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Wednesday : ORCHESTRA Rehearsal at 7:10am. Please be on time. Binders will be checked at rehearsal. Your binder MUST be in the proper order with the proper materials. Did you get your new music?!?!

And :
Saxophone, Lessons! Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.

Thursday :

STRING INSTRUMENT LESSONS(Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass). Lessons take place during Unified Arts classes or electives.
Also :
FOURTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL! 6:30 to 8:30pm in the band room. NO DEER IN HEADLIGHTS! Prepare and practice your music!!!..... AND Please be on time.

Friday : Dr. Blessington will not be in today. He will be in Carpal Tunnel Surgery for his left hand. Keep your fingers crossed! The band room will be closed until Monday.



Saturday, (1/25) :

The Orchestra performs in the GALA at the UDPAC

🟡Reporting time THE UDPAC is 1:00pm (this MAY change slightly...Check here on Saturday morning for the proper time).
🟡Be sure you have eaten lunch and bring a granola bar, cliff bar, etc... to hold you over until after the performance.

🟡ORCHESTRA members are to be dressed in black and white.
🟡 White shirt, black pants/skirt/dress, black TIE (guys) and black shoes with black socks. Students must be dressed properly to attend this performance.

🟢Orchestra members will meet in the UDHS Cafeteria off of the bottom courtyard.

🔴Tickets are on sale now at the UDPAC. Parents wishing to attend this performance are urged to acquire tickets ASAP.
🔸Questions? See Dr. Blessington.




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.