BMS sYMPHONIC bAND
The BMS Symphonic Band is the smaller of our two large performing ensembles. This ensemble is an audition only group made up of mostly 8th grade students. This group is comprised of our advanced level students. This group will perform at least three concerts a year including our Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) performance in the spring.
BMS cONCERT bAND
The BMS Concert Band is our largest performing ensemble at BMS. This ensemble is comprised of our intermediate level band students. This is our non audition ensemble comprised of mostly 7th grade students. These student perform at least two concerts per year. This ensemble meets on Tuesday Afternoons from 3:00 until 4:30pm
6TH GRADE Beginner bAND
The Beginner band is comprised of 6th grade students. Prior experience is not necessary as students are taught all fundamental elements of instrumental music including embouchure, tone, reading and technique. Beginner classes are divided into separate classes of like instruments (clarinets, flutes, trumpets, etc.). Beginner students will perform as a class twice a year in the winter and at the spring concert. By the end of their 6th grade year, students are expected to know 4-6 major scales (full range), chromatic scale (full range), all eighth note, dotted note, and sixteenth note rhythms, 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 time signatures as well as demonstrate reading abilities commensurate with a 6th grade level.