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BALDWIN STREET MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND NEWS

Welcome to the Baldwin Street Middle School Bands page!

If this is your first time viewing this page, THANK YOU! I hope to update the BSMS portion of this website periodically throughout the year. Please feel free to use this as a tool to gain information inside of your student's class.

10/7/2018

WELCOME BACK to what will be another fantastic year! I am excited to see your student succeed and flourish in band this year. 

A few notes from the office of Mr. J:

Please feel free to see your band's subpage with important information, including their course guidelines. Also check-out the "Baldwin Street Concert Dates" tab for our performance schedule.

6th Grade Families: Students are starting the year off STRONG! I hope you are pleasantly surprised on how well your student is doing. Our practice requirement is now in effect. Please encourage your student to submit their paper practice log (extra copies on the "6th Band" subpage) on Monday or Tuesday of the following recording week. A parent signature is required. Please contact Mr. J if you have any questions.

Our BEGINNING BAND CONCERT is also approaching fast! Information was sent out via email last week Friday and is also available on our 6th grade subpage. At a glance, your student is expected to be at HFC in the band room ready to go at 7:30pm. The concert itself will start at 8:00pm and feature the HHS Drum Line and HHS Jazz Band as well. Please plan on attending the entire concert. 

A note about the start time. In years past, this concert has featured the RMS and BMS beginners combined and the HHS Marching Band. Due to the large amount of beginners in both schools (185 in total), we are too big to fit in our auditorium! Thus, we will no longer be combining and will now be adopting a new structure.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Jacobs with questions.

7th and 8th Grade:

BMS Jazz Band is in full swing! Please feel free to stop by and try it out at your earliest convenience. It is never too late to join!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 8th GRADE BAND ON A FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE LAST FRIDAY! Your child represented BMS, HPS and the Hudsonville Community well. Feel free to check out the 8th grade subpage to find photos from Mr. J!

Booster Notes

We have three big initiatives happening right now for the Hudsonville Band Boosters.

On each band's subpage, you will find info for starting Scrip fundraising. Parents/students can use Scrip monies to pay for band-related activities during Middle and High School such as our State Capitol performance, Cedar Point trip, Marching Band, Winter Drum Line, Winter Color Guard, and the HS Disney Trip. 

We HIGHLY suggest that if your student will be entering HS band that you start this account NOW. There are multiple families that started in middle school and have not paid a dime out-of-pocket for Marching Band Dues! Thank you Jen Alberda for putting this document together!

We have started our KEYCARD SALE!!! Order forms are located HERE and on each band's subpage. Please remit orders with ONE check addressed to the Hudsonville Band Boosters and your order will be fulfilled. 

We are also running the Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Fundraiser in the month of October. Information was sent home and can be found on the home-page of hudsonvillebands.org.

Finally, save the date for our upcoming performances:

-6th Grade Beginning Band Concert: October 23rd.

-BMS Winter Concerts: December 6th (6:45pm and 8:00pm start times)

Please make sure to LIKE the HUDSONVILLE BANDS FaceBook Page as well for up-to-date information on our program as a whole.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at zjacobs@hpseagles.net or call me at 616-669-7750 (ext. 17322).

Thank you and best wishes!

Mr. Jacobs

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