April 2, 2019 – Bradley MS Jazz Band 1 Invited to Perform at the 2019 Midwest International Convention in Chicago

The Bradley Middle School band program is excited to announce that Bradley Jazz Band 1 has received an invitation to perform at “The Midwest Clinic and Convention” in Chicago, IL in December 2019! For each of the past two years, only one middle school jazz band in the country has performed at Midwest. Bradley Middle School has a tradition of excellence in jazz education and performance. The Bradley Jazz legacy began in the early 1980s with Larry Schmidt and Ed Geimer who are both fantastic jazz musicians in their own right. Their hard work and musicianship laid the ground work for what the program is today.  The Bradley Band program, under the direction of Emily Gurwitz, Director of Bands and Karlos Elizondo, Assistant Director of Bands and director of Jazz Band 1, consists of beginning band classes, concert band classes, and two jazz band classes. The Bradley Band’s total enrollment is over 300 students. Both jazz bands have a long-standing tradition of winning jazz contests, particularly the annual Fiesta Jazz Festival. The Bradley Band students, instructors, clinicians, administrators, and community members are very excited about this incredible opportunity for our band program! Go Bradley Band!

Incoming 6th Grade Band Interviews

Interviews will take place in the Bradley Band Hall on Saturday, April 6th from 8:00 a.m.–1 P.M. Please meet in the cafeteria! Last names starting with A-L- Arrive anytime between 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Last names starting with M-Z-Arrive anytime between 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Any students not able to attend the above date will need to do a make-up interview. Make-up interviews will take place on the following dates: Monday, April 15th – Bradley MS Band Hall – Anytime between 4:30 – 6:30pm Wednesday, April 17th – Bradley MS Band Hall – Anytime between 4:30 – 6:30pm    For more information, please review the handout on the 6th Grade Interviews and the Instrument Selection Guide. We look forward to meeting you!

Make Plans to Attend the Awesome Bradley MS Summer Band Camp

The Bradley Middle School Summer Band Camp will take place July 29th-August 9th, 2019 (M-F) at Bradley Middle School. The 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 starting school! For incoming sixth-graders, the band camp is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and get familiar with your middle school and new band facilities before school starts! View the Bradley MS 2019 Summer Band Camp Flyer (PDF) for more information about the camp including registration and payment details.

Thank you for your support at the Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction – Monday, April 1st, 2019!

Thank you for your support of the Bradley Middle School Band! Our Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction, and Bake Sale was held in the Bradley Middle School gyms on Monday, April 1st, 2019. Parents, families and friends enjoyed performances by all of the concert and jazz bands. Dinner included spaghetti with a choice of meat or marinara sauce, salad, bread, and tea/lemonade. The schedule and several pictures are below. SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES 5:30 PM – Blue Beginner Band 5:45 PM – Concert Band 6:05 PM – Green Beginner Band 6:20 PM – Jazz 2 Band 6:40 PM – Symphonic Band 7:00 PM – Jazz 1 Band 7:30 PM – Honor Band