UPCOMING EVENTS

ORIENTATION FOR MUSIC CLASSES

Any student who wishes to participate in any of Books, Brushes & Bands for Education’s music classes, must be in attendance for their orientation with at least one parent/guardian. If a guardian or student misses their orientation, a meeting with the staff must be set up in order to participate.

All Orientations are held where classes are held, Miller Facility – 6530 New Hampshire Avenue, Hammond.

Beginning Band Orientation

Tuesday, September 11th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Grades 4 – 12

Beginning Orchestra Orientation

Tuesday, September 18th
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Grades 5 – 12

Youth Choir Orientation

Monday, September 24th
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 8 – 18

Experienced Band Orientation

Tuesday, September 25th
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Grades 4 -12, college students welcome

Experienced Orchestra Orientation

Tuesday, September 25th
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Grades 1 – 12

Let’s Sing! Orientation

Monday, October 15th
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 5 – 7

FAMILY & STUDENT EVENTS

Parent Meetings

Fall 2018
November 19 & 20

Spring 2018
March 4th & 5th

Parents should attend one of the fall and one of the spring parent meetings. Meetings are held at Miller during your student’s class time.

Family Game Night

Wednesday, November 14th
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Current BBB4E students and families are welcome to participate in our Family Game Night. Bring your favorite game to share with other families across all of our programs in a relaxed setting. More info to come. 

Family Recognition Dinner

To be announced

Students and families for the 2018 – 2019 Academic Year will be recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. More info to come!

FUNDRAISERS

Community Garage Sale

More info to come!

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Applebee’s – 330 Ridge Road, Munster IN 46321
Tickets: info to come

BBB4E will be having a flapjack fundraiser. Tickets will go on sale in August 2018.

Popcorn Fundraisers

More info to come!

PERFORMANCES

Winter Concert

Thursday, December 13, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts

Tickets:
$5.00 presale, $7.00 at the door

All students in Let’s Sing!, Midwest Youth Choir, Midwest Adult Choir, MYB’s Experienced Band, MYO’s Experienced Orchestra will be performing.

Beginning Orchestra Demonstration Concert

Date and time to be announced.

Beginning Orchestra students will have a private concert at the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts for their friends and families. There is no fee for anyone to attend. We strongly encourage Experienced Orchestra students to attend and watch/support.

Beginning Band Demonstration Concert

Date and time to be announced.

Beginning Band students will have a private concert at the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts for their friends and families. There is no fee for anyone to attend. We strongly encourage Experienced Band students to attend and watch/support.

Midwest Youth Artists Contest

Dates and times to be announced.

Students in the Midwest Youth Band, Midwest Youth Choir, and Midwest Youth Orchestra may participate in BBB4E’s Midwest Youth Artists Contest. Students may perform a solo or a small ensemble/duet/trio with other students. All of those who participate will be given a performance time when they will perform for the appointed judges. After the contest, every student will be given a score an award, which will be given out during class at a later date. The fee for each performance is $5.00 per student, which covers the costs of awards.

MeritFest 2019

Date to be announced by the Merit School of Music. Will be a Monday in May 2019.

Students in the Midwest Youth Band and the Midwest Youth Choir will performing on stage at Symphony Center in Chicago with other students in the Merit School of Music’s Bridges programs. Merit has not announced the date yet. More info to come!

Spring Concert

Thursday, May 23, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts

Tickets:
$5.00 presale, $7.00 at the door

All students in Let’s Sing!, Midwest Youth Choir, Midwest Adult Choir, MYB’s Experienced Band, MYO’s Experienced Orchestra will be performing.

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