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October Meeting Minutes

Bexley Music Parents Meeting Minutes October 5, 2016   Attendees: BMP board members: Laura Martin, Susan Rhoads, Andrea Lourie, Shelly Hoffman Teachers: Amy Blosser, Sandra Crandall, Jason Hogue Parents: Steffanie Wilk, Elizabeth Westley, Sara O’Koon, Stacy Beckman, Natalie Cohen Susan Williams Fundraising Updates OrthoOne Spirit Sprint Bexley currently in second place, can register online until […]

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Middle Schools Build Community Through Music

Over the summer, Amy Blosser, director of Bexley Choirs met with Kelly Winner, choral director for Columbus Public School’s Arts Impact Middle School to discuss how to move forward with their students with so much tension, discord and hate in the nation. That discussion sparked the formation of CommUNITY Sing!, a new event where students […]

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Membership Drive Update

Bexley Music Parents’ fall membership drive continues through Oct. 31. First-time members receive free yard signs for their student(s). Yard signs will be ordered in early November and will distributed before winter break. Online membership registration can be found at bexleymusicparents.org.

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September Meeting Minutes

Bexley Music Parents Meeting Minutes September 7, 2016   Attendees: BMP board members: Laura Martin, Susan Rhoads, Andrea Lourie, Sally Dunn, Rhonda Lasher, Shelly Hoffman Teachers: Amy Blosser, Sandra Crandall, Jason Hogue, Andy Johnson Parents: Tonya Williams, Suzanne Klingelhofer, Natalie Cohen, Steffanie Wilk, Jill Davis, Charles Cihon, Amanda Halpilpin, Pam Calhoun, Elizabeth Westley   Welcome […]

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Street Concerts Raise Needed Funds

Bexley High School Street Concerts, Aug. 1-3 were a great “welcome back” to Bexley music education for the 2016-2017 school year. Music students going door-to-door in the community raised more than $12,000 to benefit choir, orchestra and band programs for all grades. A big thank you to music parents for contributing time, resources and dollars […]

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2016 Jazz It Up! Was a Great Success

Jazz It Up!, Bexley Music Parents’ annual fundraiser held on April 30 at Capital University, was a great success, raising much-needed dollars to support Bexley’s K-12 music programs. Guests were treated to performances by Bexley middle and high school jazz musicians and as well as the music of the Dave Powers Trio. Karen and Jim […]

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New Officers Elected

At its May 4 meeting, Bexley Music Parents elected officers for the 2016-17 school year. President: Laura Martin President Elect: Andrea Lourie Vice President: Susan Rhoads Secretary: Shelly Hoffman Sharing the role of treasurer: Rhonda Lasher and Sally Dunn

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Remarks by Elise Skaggs, Distinguished Student Jazz It Up! 2016

Remarks by Elise Skaggs, Distinguished Student Jazz It Up! 2016 Good Evening, I am so honored to be here tonight. It is such a privilege to belong to this community, a community that supports the arts in such an enthusiastic and unending way. I graduated from Bexley seven years ago, but the teachers and my […]

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May Meeting Minutes

Bexley Music Parents Meeting Minutes May 4, 2016   Attendance: BMP Officers: Laura Martin, Elizabeth Westley, Sally Dunn, Shelly Hoffman Teachers: Amy Blosser, Sandra Crandall Parents: Andrea Lourie, Natalie Cohen, Charles and Amy Cihon, Tonya Williams, Mitchell Hirsch   President’s Introductions Last meeting of the year. Welcomed Natalie Cohen, a member for eight years attending […]

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Orchestra Student wins Symphony Competition

Congratulations to Bexley High School senior Venkatesh Sivaraman, who recently won the Columbus Symphony’s 2016 Concerto Competition. He performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Movement 1 with the Symphony at the Young People’s Concert in early April.

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