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Niall Gillen (17′) | Our Students Our Stories

Niall Gillen (17′) | Our Students Our Stories

Niall Gillen, has been recognized in our Rotary Student of the week.

Niall Gillen, has been recognized as our Rotary Student of the week.

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Miracle on 4th Street 2016

Miracle on 4th Street 2016

The wonder of the holiday season will once again be celebrated in what has become a Beloit Memorial tradition, Miracle on Fourth Street.

Miracle on 4th Street 2016. The holiday season combined performance by Beloit Memorial performing arts departments. Now in its fifth year it has become a community holiday tradition.

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Miracle on 4th Street 2015

Miracle on 4th Street 2015

The wonder of the holiday season will once again be celebrated in what is becoming a Beloit Memorial tradition, Miracle on Fourth Street.

Miracle on 4th Street 2015. The holiday season combined performance by Beloit Memorial performing arts departments. An emerging community tradition.

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Crystal Rebone (’11) | Our Students – Our Stories

Crystal Rebone (’11) | Our Students – Our Stories

Famed jazz musician and bandleader Duke Ellington once said, “The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.”

Beloit Memorial & Essentially Ellington Alum That is among the many lessons learned by jazz bassist Crystal Rebone who graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 2011 and has been proving Ellington’s words true ever since in various ways. As a member of the first BMHS Jazz Band invited to the premiere Essentially Ellington Festival […]

 

Beloit Memorial Jazz Band Plays with BIG 10

Beloit Memorial Jazz Band Plays with BIG 10

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Jazz Orchestra, directed by Johannes Wallmann, and the Beloit Memorial Jazz Band I, directed by Chris Behrens, held a joint concert at Music Hall in Madison on Wednesday, March 25, 2014.

The BMHS Jazz Band was asked this past November by the UW to perform a joint concert due to their continued successes. “I’ve heard great things about their program. I recently watched them play at the UW-Platteville Jazz Festival, and was blown away.

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John Marks (’14) | Our Students – Our Stories

John Marks (’14) | Our Students – Our Stories

Lasting memories and impressions that will last a lifetime. Both are a part of what Beloit Memorial High School senior John Marks plans to carry away with him – along with his diploma -- when he walks across the stage at his upcoming graduation and into the future.

“John is our second child to graduate from Beloit Memorial High School,” says Gretchen Marks who says she and her husband John Sr. are together exceedingly pleased and proud. “Our daughter, Alexandra, graduated in 2010 and had a wonderful and memorable four years also.”

 

Aldrich Music Students Win Awards

For the first time in Music In The Park music festival history that any music program in its entirety earns top award

Band pic credits: Tim Moore, chaperon & proud dad Aldrich Music Students Participate in Festival This past weekend, members of the Aldrich Middle School (AMS) Concert Choir, Concert Orchestra, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble traveled to Gurnee, Illinois to compete in the Annual Music in the Parks Competition. All four groups performed very well, earning […]

 

Beloit Memorial Jazz Band | A stand out at Essentially Ellington 2014

Beloit Memorial Jazz Band | A stand out at Essentially Ellington 2014

"I love my young ladies and the way that they're playing. I want my young ladies to play. Come out here and command your space and demand your space in our music by playing. Whoo, we had one section that played, on Flirty Bird. It was all ladies playing. It made me get full. I'm serious." ~ Wynton Marsalis

“I love my young ladies and the way that they’re playing. I want my young ladies to play. Come out here and command your space and demand your space in our music by playing. Whoo, we had one section that played, on Flirty Bird. It was all ladies playing. It made me get full. I’m serious.”
~ Wynton Marsalis

 

Essentially Ellington 2014

Essentially Ellington 2014

Everyone who knows jazz musician Duke Ellington knows, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Ain’t Got that Swing.” That includes the Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band and Director Chris Behrens.

Everyone who knows jazz musician Duke Ellington knows, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Ain’t Got that Swing.”

That includes the Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band and Director Chris Behrens.

 

Knight of Jazz | 2014

Knight of Jazz | 2014

The BMHS Jazz Band has just been invited back to New York for Essentially Ellington. More on this.

Of course the greatest share of credit is due the individual students in Jazz Band I and Mr. Behrens. Note though the strength of the “Farm System”. McNeel Middle School, Aldrich Middle School, BMHS Jazz Band II, the support by parents and the broader Beloit community for excellence in the arts. Unfortunately what cannot be […]

 

Beloit Memorial Jazz Band Returning to Essentially Ellington

BMHS Jazz Band I had assembled for a photo not knowing they were about to receive a BIG surprise. They've been invited to return to Essentially Ellington!

The Beloit Memorial Jazz Band, under the direction of Chris Behrens just received their invitation to participate at Essentially Ellington. The nations most prestigious High School Jazz Band competition and festival held at the Lincoln Center in New York. For BMHS this is the third year in a row and the fourth year total. BMHS […]

 

Knight of Jazz | Mon. Feb. 10th @ BMHS

Knight of Jazz | Mon. Feb. 10th @ BMHS

Beloit Memorial, Aldrich and McNeel Jazz Bands Perform

Building a musical foundation Dedication to the arts, in particular, of the musical form, is instilled into students early on in the school district. The strength and passionate love of jazz music that carries the Beloit Memorial High School jazz from one successful year to the next gets it’s start elsewhere, it begins in the sixth […]