2019 - 2020
String Festival is coming!!
Please work on "Circle of Rhythm". Mr. Reynard Burns will visit with us period 1 on March 16, 2020.
Chamber Orchestra is a select performing ensemble at BMS comprised of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Auditions are held at the beginning of the year for all students interested in joining the group. Chamber Orchestra meets once a week. You must be prepared with your instrument and music at every rehearsal. If you do not meet these expectations, your participation in the group will be re-evaluated.
Rehearsals are Friday afternoons 3pm to 3:30pm. As performances approach, we may add additional dates.
Students must attend rehearsals. As we meet once a week, attendance at rehearsals is essential to maintaining membership in Chamber Orchestra.
Chamber Orchestra kids DO participate in sports and other clubs! Simply communicate with Mrs. Fergie and we can make it happen!
Due to the number of performances, attendance at ALL rehearsals is MANDATORY!
If you have extra help on the same day as a Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal please find another day for that extra help, or go to Extra Help for half the time and then report to the auditorium for rehearsal.
Only 2 unexcused absences are permitted.
Performances occur throughout the year and include:
- Holiday nursing home trip
District String Festival
BMS Spring Concert
National Junior Honor Society induction
Some years we:
perform for Baldwin elementary schools
- participate in the NYSSMA Majors Festival at Hofstra University
perform in Albany for the Music In Our Schools Month celebration
participate in the Music in the Parks competition
Pictures of BMS Chamber Orchestra on our annual trip to perform at Hempstead Park Nursing Home.
On October 14, 2016 the BMS Chamber Orchestra traveled to NYC to watch the Sphinx Virtuosi perform at Carnegie Hall.
During the 2014-2015 school year, our students were selected to perform for Music In Our Schools Month in Albany on March 13, 2015!