Bradley Middle School 2018 Summer Band Camp Begins August 6th!

If you have not signed up for the Bradley Middle School Summer Band Camp, you may register on the first day, August 6, 2018, starting at 7:30 AM. The Bradley Band Camp will be held at Churchill High School this year due to construction, and registration will take place in front of the Churchill Auditorium. Read the Bradley Middle School Summer Band Flyer 2018 (PDF). If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gurwitz at egurwi@neisd.net.

Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale on May 23,2018!

On May 23, 2018 the Bradley Band hosted our annual Spaghetti Dinner Alumni Concert, Bake Sale, & Silent Auction, which is our band’s major fundraiser for the school year. Funds raised from this charitable dinner and silent auction pay for the purchase and repair of musical instruments, sheet music and band lockers, and the many other supplies needed to support our young musicians. These funds also provide very special opportunities for the students to work with professional musicians and to display their talents outside the school area at contests and festivals. Thank you for your support of the Bradley Band Program!

Jazz Bands Perform at Fiesta Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018

Both Bradley Middle School Jazz Bands performed and competed at the Fiesta Jazz Festival at St. Mary’s University on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Jazz Band II placed 2nd in the 2C category (a very competitive category with five schools)!

Jazz Band I placed 1st in the 3C category! Jett Walker was named Outstanding Middle School Director.

Thank you for supporting the Bradley Middle School Jazz Program and Jazz in San Antonio!

 

Best in Festival-Instrumental Division and Outstanding Performance Awards – Bayou City Music Festival, Houston, Texas, 4/20/18

We are so proud of the Bradley Honor and Symphonic Bands for their hard work this year. On Friday, April 20, 2018, The Bradley Middle School Honor & Symphonic Bands each received Outstanding Performance Awards at the Bayou City Classic Music Festival in Houston, Texas. After the festival ended on Saturday, the Bradley Middle School Honor Band was awarded the Best in Festival-Instrumental Division. Four Bradley Middle School Honor Band students also received Outstanding Soloist Awards.

Thank you to all of the many clinicians, private teachers, and parents who have helped and supported us along the way. Below are a few comments from the judges and a picture of the combined bands.

A few Comments from the Judges at the Bayou City Classic Music Festival:

  • “Your performance today was so musically mature and technically precise that I could not believe my eyes.”
  • “Bravo!”
  • “I truly enjoyed every note.”
  • “Beautifully done!”
  • “Wow! An amazing performance.”
  • “This Band has an amazing technique with great tones.”
  • “Congrats to your students and fine director.”
  • “Thank your teachers, you’ve clearly learned a lot from them this year.”
  • “Great looking group!”
  • “Great sounds!”

 

Combined Bradley Middle School Bands - Bayou City Classic Band Festival, Houston, Texas April 20, 2018

Combined Bradley Middle School Bands – Bayou City Classic Band Festival, Houston, Texas, April 20, 2018

Four Bradley Middle School Honor Band Students received Outstanding Soloist Awards at the Bayou City Classic Festival in Houston, Texas.

Four Bradley Middle School Honor Band Students received Outstanding Soloist Awards at the Bayou City Classic Festival in Houston, Texas.

Bradley MS Honor and Symphonic Bands Receive UIL Sweepstakes

We are so proud of the Bradley Honor and Symphonic Bands for their hard work and Sweepstakes Awards at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest on March 28, 2018. Thank you to all of the many clinicians, private teachers, and parents who have helped and supported us along the way. Below are a few comments from the judges and pictures of the bands.

A few Comments from the Judges at UIL Contest:

  • “Super Balance and Clarity”
  • “Great Tones and Sonorities”
  • “Wow! Great Technique and Mechanics Displayed”
  • “Very Well-Prepared Ensemble–So Much Detail Work Evident Today”
  • “Super Styles and Interpretations”
  • “Understanding of Music is Way Above Class! Bravo!”
  • “Some Incredibly Beautiful Moments Today!”
  • “What Great Soloists”
  • “Great Sounds Across the Ensemble”
  • “Great Intonation from Section to Section”
  • “Wonderful Mastery of this Category [Technique]”
  • “You have so many Great Players! Dont Stop Here. The Sky’s the Limit!”
  • “Be Sure to Thank Your Directors and Parents! Bravo!”
  • “Can’t Compliment You Enough!”
  • “BAND! You Did Fantastic! Your School Should be so Proud of You!”
  • “Such Fine Musicians!”

 

UIL 2018 Directors With Sweepstakes Awards

Emily Gurwitz and Jett Walker with 2018 UIL Sweepstakes Awards

 

UIL 2018 Honor Band Sweepstakes Award Picture

Honor Band with 2018 UIL Sweepstakes Award

 

2018 Symphonic Band UIL Sweepstakes Picture

Symphonic Band with 2018 UIL Sweepstakes Award

The Awesome Bradley MS Summer Band Camp and Concert

The Bradley Middle School Summer Band Camp took place July 31st-August 11th, 2017 (M-F). View the 2017 Bradley MS Band Camp Concert Information.

Below are some pictures from the 2017 Band Camp.

2017 Bradley Band Camp - Crazy Socks Day

2017 Bradley Band Camp – Crazy Socks Day

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Super Heroes Day-7th and 8th Grade

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Super Heroes Day-7th and 8th Grade

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Super Heroes Day-6th Grade

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Super Heroes Day-6th Grade

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Pajama-Day

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Pajama-Day

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Pajama-Day 2

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Pajama-Day 2

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Crazy Hair Day

Bradley Band Camp 2017 Crazy Hair Day

The Bradley MS Band Camp is not required, but is strongly recommended. We want everyone to attend to get a head start on your band experience and enjoy fun activities with your friends before school starts!

Both Jazz Bands Performed at the Fiesta Jazz Festival at St. Mary’s University on Saturday, April 29th

Both Bradley Middle School Jazz Bands performed at the Fiesta Jazz Festival at St. Mary’s University on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Jazz Band 1 came in first in the 3C Middle School Division and Jazz Band 2 placed 2nd in the 2C Middle School Division.

 

Jazz Band 1 performs at Fiesta Jazz Festiival on April 29, 2017

Jazz Band 1 performs at Fiesta Jazz Festival on April 29, 2017

 

Jazz Band 2 performs at Fiesta Jazz Festival on April 29, 2017

Jazz Band 2 performs at Fiesta Jazz Festival on April 29, 2017

2017 Fiesta Jazz Festival Handout

Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale on March 22, 2017

The Bradley Middle School Band Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale was held in the school cafeteria on March 22, 2017. Alumni of Bradley Middle School along with directors from Churchill and MacArthur High Schools participated during the concert. Dinner was served from 5:30-7 PM, and the schedule for band performances follows:

5:30 PM—Beginner Band
6:00 PM—Jazz Band 2
6:30 PM—Symphonic/Concert Band
7:00 PM—Jazz Band 1
7:30 PM—Honor Band

Below are a few pictures from the event. We hope to see you next year!

Spaghetti Dinner Setup Parents and guests enjoying the Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser at Bradley Middle School Jazz Band 2 Performing at the Homecoming Concert Jazz Band 1 Performing at the Homecoming Concert Emily Gurwitz conducing the Honor Band at the Homecoming Concert Evan Berry, Head Director at MacArthur High School, conducting one of the Homecoming Concert Selections Tony Ruiz, Head Director at Churchill High School, conducting one of the Homecoming Concert Selections 'Stars and Stripes Forever,' an annual tradition at the Bradley Middle School Homecoming Concert One of the many items for sale at the Bradley MS Bake Sale

Sectional and Full Band Rehearsal Schedule for Symphonic and Honor Bands

Sectional and full band rehearsals for Symphonic and Honor Bands are necessary in order to prepare for UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest. All rehearsals are mandatory and will be graded. Please notify Mr. Walker at jwalke5@neisd.net for any conflicts with the Symphonic Band Schedule, and Mrs. Gurwitz at egurwi@neisd.net with any conflicts with regards to the Honor Band Schedule. We look forward to a successful UIL Season!

No Instruments Until Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Honor, Symphonic, Concert and Jazz Band students, please do not take your instruments to school until Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Beginning band students should wait until instructed by your band director.