Support the Band! Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction is on Monday, April 1st, 2019!

Please support the Bradley Middle School Band! Our Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale will be held in the Bradley Middle School Cafeteria on Monday, April 1st, 2019. Enjoy performances by all of the bands. Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, bread, and tea/lemonade. Everyone needs a ticket to eat, including students. Pick up pre-ordered tickets at the door, and take-out is available. View the Ticket Order Form8th-Grade Band Dedication Ad Order Form, and the Silent Auction Theme Basket Donation Form .

April 1st, 2019 – Spaghetti Dinner, Spring Concert, and Silent Auction!

On April 1st, 2019 the Bradley Band will host our annual Spaghetti Dinner, Spring Concert, and Silent Auction, which is our band’s major fundraiser for the school year. Funds raised from this charitable dinner and silent auction will 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. View the Bradley Middle School Band Spaghetti Dinner Handout and Silent Auction Donation Form (PDF).

Could you or your business become an official Bradley Band Hero by sponsoring our 2019 Spaghetti Dinner, Spring Concert and Silent Auction?

BRADLEY BAND HEROES: SPONSOR LEVELS
$100 Drumline Level
$250 Jazz Quartet Level
$500 Big Band Level
$750 Marching Band Level
$1,000 Band Leader Level

By becoming a sponsor, your donation allows all of the funds raised at our April 1st dinner and silent auction to go directly to the band program. All donors will be recognized during the concert program on the night of the dinner.

We welcome monetary donations. However, if you would rather make an in-kind donation of merchandise or services instead of a monetary donation, we could especially use items for our silent auction such as gift certificates, gift baskets, product donations, or service donations.

Donations to the Bradley Middle School Band are tax deductible. A donation form is attached and can be included with your donation. Thank you so much for your support!

December 11, 2018 – Honor Band, Choir, and Honors Orchestra PTA Holiday Concert

Honor Band, Choir, and Honors Orchestra PTA Holiday Concert
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:00 p.m. in the Bradley MS gym

The Bradley MS Honor Band, Choir, and Honors Orchestra will be performing in the PTA Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bradley MS gym. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m. in your music classroom (band hall, choir room, orchestra room).

Schedule: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

5:45 p.m. Report to your music classroom

6:00 p.m. “Holiday Jubilee” rehearsal in the gym

6:45 p.m. PTA meeting in the gym (students/parents/audience will be seated at this time for the short PTA meeting)

7:00 p.m. Holiday concert begins (Bradley gym)

Honor Band, Choir, and Honors Orchestra students will need to wear their formal black uniform (with black shoes). Boys-don’t forget black dress socks and black dress shoes. Girls- don’t forget plain black flats and black tights/knee highs/trouser socks. Students may wear a Santa hat (holiday hat) for this concert. Students are required to attend this concert and will receive a test grade of 100 for their participation in this Holiday Concert.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Mrs. Post, Mr. Newman, Mrs. French, Mrs. Gurwitz, Mr. Elizondo

Region XII MS Band Audition Information for Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Harris Middle School

The Region XII Middle School Band Auditions will take place at Harris Middle School on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Please make sure to read and understand the student instructions and audition Information. One or more chaperones will need to sit at the Bradley table in the cafeteria for the duration of the contest. Please note that the Bradley MS Band Directors will be judging at the contest and will not be available to answer questions. Contact Emily Gurwitz prior to the contest with any Region Band Audition questions.

Field Trip to the Churchill HS vs South San Football Game on October 27, 2018

The Bradley Middle School Band 7th- and 8th-grade students will be substituting for the Churchill High School Band at the WC vs. South San football game on October 27, 2018! Please note this performance is mandatory for all 7th- and 8th-grade band students. Students will need to wear the Bradley Band polo, blue jeans, closed-toe shoes, jackets, gloves and hats. Students may also bring a filled water jug. View the field trip Permission Slip and Itinerary. If you have any questions, would like to be a chaperone, or can donate water, please contact Mrs. Gurwitz at egurwi@neisd.net. Note that all chaperones must be DPS approved.

Bradley Middle School 2018 Summer Band Camp

Bradley Middle School Summer Band Camp was a great success. It took place at Churchill High School due to construction at Bradley Middle School. The final concert was held in the Churchill Auditorium on August 17th. The Bradley Middle School Beginner, Jazz and Concert bands performed. For the Grand Finale, the Bradley concert band was joined by the Churchill High School Marching Band!

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.