This summer we will be offering a multi-district summer band program for all students currently involved in the Beach Park and, North Prairie Band Programs. Summer band is a good opportunity for students to enhance their musical training. This is an opportunity to build on what they’ve learned over the school year and to keep them musically active. It is also a great opportunity for students to receive much more individualized attention than they receive during the school year, at a fraction of the cost of private lessons.
In an attempt to work around the holiday and various other camps, we are offering TWO sessions this summer.
The FIRST session will be from June 18 - June 28.
The SECOND session will be from July 9 - July 19.
All students enrolled will receive TWO 1-hour small group lessons per week. We will work on music fundamentals and small group ensemble playing. Both sessions will culminate in a performance scheduled at Rolling Hills Manor nursing home on Friday, July 20 at 9:45 AM.
The cost for each two-week session will be $30.00 per student per session, or $50 for BOTH sessions. We do not pro-rate fees for partial sessions. NO BUS SERVICE IS PROVIDED. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION. If you are interested in the program, please fill out the permission form and return it with the $50.00 fee by Friday, May 25, 2018. (Ask your band director for a permission form!)
We certainly hope that your child will be able to take advantage of this program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your home school’s band director.
No refunds will be given after May 25, 2018. Please contact us if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing you this summer.
On Thursday, January 25, 2018 all of our 6th-8th grade band and choir students (and some 5th grade band students as well!) performed at our 8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner held at Beach Park Middle School. Parents, families, community members, and more were invited to come and enjoy delicious spaghetti, salad, desserts, and live entertainment from our student musicians. We are very proud of our band students for such great performances!
We also wish to send a HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers for helping to make the 8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner an amazing success! Thanks to parents/students/teachers/community members/band boosters who cooked, served, set up, cleaned up, took pictures, took tickets, sold tickets, and supported us by attending the event. We are proud of our strong band and choir community here in Beach Park that can make awesome events like this happen every year!
Check out our Facebook Band Page to see photos and videos from this great event! https://www.facebook.com/bpd3band/ (Thank you to photographer Gibbie Buchholtz for the photos!)
Welcome to our student teacher, Mr. Madi Cardenas! He is a Music Education student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will be teaching with us here at BPMS and also with Mr. Kazmi and the high school band at Zion-Benton. Mr. Cardenas plays bassoon and is a member of the North Suburban Wind Ensemble. Mr. Cardenas is originally from Mundelein, IL. If you see Mr. Cardenas around, please be sure to say hello and welcome! He will be with us until the end of the semester in June.
The Cadet Band (6th Grade) & Beginning Band (5th Grade) concert is this THURSDAY, December 14 at 6:30 in the gym at BPMS. Band students need to wear their blue band shirt and jeans. Cadet Band needs to meet in the band room by 6:15 to warm up. Beginning Band needs to meet at 5:30pm in the gym (put your cases and coats in the cafeteria beforehand). Our concert should not last more than 45 minutes. We have all worked hard this year to insure a quality performance. Attendance is required of each band member. If your child becomes ill before the concert, PLEASE contact us immediately. Each child plays an important part in the ensemble.
This Thursday is also the fundraiser pickup. If you ordered any frozen items (pizza or cookie dough, etc.), you will need to pick them up this Thursday between 4-6pm at Beach Park Middle School.
If you ordered any poinsettias, they will be used to decorate during the 6:30pm concert and then can be picked up immediately following the concert from the Band Boosters. IF THE WEATHER IS COLD THAT NIGHT, please warm up your car first. These are stunningly beautiful plants but do not tolerate the cold.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Attention all BPMS Band students and parents! If you sold anything from our last fall fundraiser, your orders and prizes are in! Please come to pick them up at Beach Park Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 4-6pm. We do not have freezer storage space, so if you have any frozen items, you MUST pick them up or they will spoil. Please arrive with plenty of time to get your items. There will be a lot of cars at the school for various events and meetings so you will need some time for parking. We cannot stay after 6pm so arrive as early as possible. Thank you!
Attention all Symphonic & Concert Band Students! You are invited to join the Zion-Benton High School Marching Band at the ZB Football Game on Friday, October 6th for Middle School Band Night. Here is a breakdown of what to expect:
6:00PM- Students can enter the building through the ZB Athletic/Pool Entrance. Go to the choir room to meet the rest of our band and check in with Mrs. Grabot or Ms. Buchanan.
6:45PM- Massed band rehearsal in ZBTHS South Cafeteria
7:00PM- High School Band lines up to march to field
7:10PM- Middle school bands make their way down to the field
7:25PM- Approximate performance time for Pregame - We're playing "Hand Clap"
7:35PM- Approximate Pregame finish. Return to homerooms to drop of instruments
7:45PM- Students return to stands to sit as a group for first half of the football game
8:20-8:40 (approximate)- ZBTHS Band Halftime Show
Following halftime, all students are dismissed.
Make sure you turn in your permission forms if you want to attend. All participating students receive a free t-shirt.
Welcome Back to School, Band Students & Parents!
We are so excited to begin another year of school and music-making in the Beach Park Band Program. Please be sure to look around this website and check out our calendar for all of the important events this year, as well as our handbook to learn more about our class expectations, curriculum, and other important information. It's going to be a great year!!
What an awesome year of band at BPMS!
Now that we're heading into summer, you should consider signing up for summer band! Here is more information.
Don't forget to practice a little bit this summer so you don't forget all of the amazing things you've learned this year!
On SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017, the Beach Park Band Booster Organization will be holding its 10th Annual Festival of Fine Arts. This event has evolved into a district wide showcase, featuring all of the fine artistic offerings of Beach Park Schools for an evening of musical, artistic, and cultural entertainment. The Festival of Fine Arts will be taking place at Beach Park Middle School.
The Beginner, Cadet, Concert, and Symphonic Bands will be playing, as well as the choir. We will also be featuring musical performances from Howe, Oak Crest, and Kenneth Murphy grade schools, and we will have art displays from all district schools. We are thrilled to be able to bring the district together for this event! This is also the only program during the year in which all the bands perform together. It is an excellent opportunity for the band members and parents to see and hear how the students progress in our district’s band program.
The Band Boosters and BPMS Family and Consumer Science classes will have a variety of foods to tempt your taste buds. We also have several vendors this year, including Scentsy, doTerra, LuLaRoe and many other amazing artisans who will be selling their products. Please bring cash or check, as we are unable to process credit or debit cards.
We ask that all parents attend this program, and feel free to bring along any friends or relatives as well! This is an informal concert, and there is no charge. The doors will open at 9:00 A.M. We do ask that you please do not leave your child at the doors – this is a family event, and there will be a couple thousand people at BPMS.
Beginner and CONCERT Bands needs to report to their seats in the gym by 10:20 AM and be ready to play at 10:30 AM. CADET and Symphonic Band members need to report to their seats in the gym by 1:00 PM for their 1:15 performance.
The raffle drawing will be held immediately following our final performance of the day.
All band students must wear the appropriate band shirt designated for their band. This means BLUE band shirts for Beginner, Cadet and Concert Band, and RED band shirts for Symphonic Band.
STUDENTS NEED TO ARRIVE EARLY TO INSURE A TIMELY PERFORMANCE. THANK YOU!!
If a student is unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible at Beach Park Middle School. As per our grading policy, all performances are required.