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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

8-24-2020

It was great to see and meet everyone today! As I reflect on the true purpose of band, I am reminded that band is a FAMILY, one inside of our school culture that is strong. 

As I covered in my first email, to begin the fall 2020 semester, district band courses will be limited to outdoor rehearsals. This does NOT mean that band will be outdoors everyday; it does mean that when we go to physically perform on our wind instruments we will have to be outdoors. This is to ensure that, when it does come time to make beautiful sounds, students can do this safely, physically distanced without a mask.

The first week of school will be indoors. Students should plan on outdoor rehearsals beginning Monday, August 31st (weather permitting). While this opens a discussion concerning the elements, sun protection and other factors, please know that this will give your student the best opportunity to further learning on their instrument during face-to-face learning in phase 4 and it does NOT replace any of our traditions concerning enjoyment and excellence!

Please look for an additional email concerning this structure and flow sometime next week.

The first student day with instruments at BMS will be Wednesday, August 26th. This is subject to change. 

A copy of each band's guidelines are posted on each subpage. Feel free to take a look at them at your discretion!

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!

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. 3303).

Thank you and best wishes!

Mr. Jacobs

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