Mission Statement

Our on-going mission is to provide funds for the advancement of music for Bayfield music students

Music programs in our schools are expensive and at risk with ever-shrinking budgets. Here are some examples of expenses not always covered 

by current District budgets:  

  • Sheet music $100 per piece
  • instrument repair $50-$300 per instrument
  • travel to competitions, including buses, food, and lodging

It is BAAM's mission to provide financial support for these needs as well as volunteer help for events.

City Market Community Rewards

Support BAAM when you shop at City Market!  Link your Rewards Card to BAAM through the "Community Rewards" in your account:

Pine Cone Third Thursdays

Starting Thursday 5/19 will be Third Thursdays at The Pine Cone from 4:00 to close! Every third Thursday of the month will be BAAM night. We'd like to encourage all BAAM parents, grandparents, students, and other supporters to come out to The Pine Cone for dinner or a treat. A portion of the proceeds will go to BAAM.

This should be an easy way to earn some donations for BAAM, which then goes to support our music students, and it can also be a nice way to get to know one another. The students say that Band is like family to them, so it could be fun for parents to get to meet some of this extended family!

We hope to see you there!

Running Out of Road concert Friday 2/19

Running Out of Road (http://www.roormusic.com/) will be performing a benefit concert at the Performing Arts Center at Bayfield High School.  All proceeds will go to support our Bayfield music students.

2016 FLC Honor Band

Congratulations to Bayfield's FLC Honor Band students who performed this weekend. These talented students were chosen as the top performers from over twenty participating schools.

Skyhawk Band:
Joey Sandrey – Trumpet
Tierzah Smith – F Horn
Erin Carlson – Trombone
Zachary Hollingsworth – Tuba

Blue Band:
Lenka Doskocil – Flute
Nicholas Theobald – Clarinet
Colton Stumpf – Alto Sax
Chandler Jackson – Percussion

Gold Band:
Collin Jackson – Clarinet
Alex Svanes – Alto Sax
Dillon Hufnagel – Tenor Sax
Braxton Newkirk – Baritone Sax
Jackson Ferguson – Trombone
Liz Ortiz – Euphonium

Middle School Band:
Ahlia Harding - Flute
Amber Stephenson - Clarinet
Andrew Stumpf - Clarinet
Evangeline Wright - Alto Sax
Taylor Jenkins - Baritone Sax
John Foutz - Trumpet
Callum Marshall - Trumpet
Summer Hollingsworth - F Horn
Aiden Strain - Euphonium
Ashley Weinmeister - Percussion

3rd Annual Bayberry Jam - Saturday June 20th

Bayberry Jam was a big hit!  We had food 
from Back Porch Barbecue and dessert from Lydia's Sweet Treats.  There was a FREE (with paid admission) SWAg train and Bounce House/Slide for the kids, plus some great local vendors.

All proceeds will go towards our Bayfield music programs, mainly for instrument purchases and repairs.

BAAM Scholarship

BAAM is proud to announce the recipient of a $500 scholarship to Cole Mystrom. BAAM awarded Cole this scholarship for his hard work, determination and future goals of advancing his musical career.  Cole has proven his dedication to music throughout his high school career and we look forward his continuing that love and appreciation of music. Cole is planning on attending Colorado University.  Way to go Cole and keep making music. The BAAM board would also like to congratulate all of the Bayfield High School graduates of 2015!

Bayfield Middle School Band Fundraiser

It's popcorn time again! Mr. Patton and the BMS band students are selling POPPIN POPCORN and BOB's RED MILL Whole Grain Foods. Sales run from now until March 19th, so find your favorite middle school band member and get some healthy, tasty treats. All money is due March 19th, and food will be delivered on April 21st.

Once Upon a Mattress -- March 13, 14, 19, 20

Don't miss the BHS Theater performance of Once Upon a Mattress!  Tickets are available in the front office of the high school or at the door.

Badly Bent Concert - Friday February 13th

The concert featuring local bluegrass band Badly Bent was a big hit!  Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the show. If you weren't able to come to the show you can check them out at thebadlybent.com.

We made around $1300, and you can still make a contribution to BAAM. The proceeds for contributing now will still go the instrument repair and replacement fund. Just send a check to PO Box 2133, Bayfield, CO 81122. Please memo your check with "Badly Bent."

2015 Fort Lewis College Select Band

Congratulations to our Bayfield High School and Middle School students who were selected to participate in the Fort Lewis Select Band program.  The concert will be Saturday, February 7th, at Fort Lewis College. See the FLC web site for more info: http://www.fortlewis.edu/music/AnnualMusicEvents/SelectBandClinic.aspx

2015 Skyhawk Select - Fort Lewis College Select Band Clinic

Tierzah Smith – French Horn

2015 Blue Band - Fort Lewis College Select Band Clinic

Kaya Lines – Clarinet

Cole Mystrom – Clarinet

Nicholas Theobald – Clarinet

Emily Popke – Tenor Saxophone

Alessandra Kaufmann – Trumpet

Erin Carlson – Trombone


2015 Gold Band - Fort Lewis College Select Band Clinic

Lenka Doskocil – Flute

Olivia Gettman – Flute

Sydney Milner – Alto Saxophone

Zachary Hollingsworth – Tuba


2015 Middle School Band - Fort Lewis College Select Band Clinic

Deven Beam – Clarinet

Eli Monyek – Clarinet

Sarah Ruybal – Clarinet

Taylor Jenkins – Bass Clarinet

Logan White – Baritone Saxophone

Tessa Heydinger – Trumpet

Peri Milner – Trumpet

Dylan Doskocil – Trombone

Reed Merchant – Euphonium

Congratulations also goes to Zachary Hollingsworth, a sophomore tuba player at BHS, who was one of four tuba players in the state to be selected for the All-State Honor Concert Band.  That concert will be in Greeley, CO, on Saturday April 11th.

Bayfield High School hosts IML Honor Band

Bayfield High School will be hosting the annual IML Honor Band this year.  Students hand-picked by their directors from about a half dozen schools in the Intermountain League will come to BHS the morning of Wednesday, November 12th.  They will practice their music together for the first time that morning as a group and will continue to rehearse the entire day.

That night they will perform a concert in our new Performing Arts Center.

Mark your calendars for 6:00 Wednesday, November 12th.  We look forward to seeing you there, supporting our talented high school musicians in the Intermountain League.

AmeriGas Fund Raiser a Success!

AmeriGas hosted their annual Customer Appreciation Days on Saturday, September 20th, donating all proceeds to the BHS band.  The jazz band and pep band performed, and band members helped work concessions.  They served 700 soft drinks, 300 bags of chips, 200 bags of cookies, 200 hot dogs, and 350 brats….WOW!! The total funds raised that day was $2965.  That's a HUGE thank you to AmeriGas!

BHS band performs at more than just football games


The BHS band has a history of performing at more than just football games.  The band does not travel with the football team to away games, and there has been a long stretch between the first home game (August 29th) and the 2nd home game (October 3rd).  The band has stayed busy performing pep band music at a boys soccer game, a cross country meet, and at a girls volley ball game.  My personal favorite is the cross country meet... no stadium stands, just performing in the woods!

Desert Sun Coffee Fundraiser

Don't forget to buy some amazing Desert Sun coffee from 
your favorite band and/or choir student! Band students have already received their order forms; choir students will get theirs the first day of school. Orders are due Thursday 8/28 (second Thurs of school), the coffee will be roasted in Durango that weekend, and we'll have it ready to deliver the following week. Coffee is $12 for a 12 oz. bag, and you can choose from Southwest Morning Blend, Dark Canyon French Roast, or Decaf Mountain Blend. You can also choose whole bean or ground coffee.

BAAMbalooza - August 9th 1:00-4:00

Meet the parents and kids who make the Bayfield Music Programs tick tock! We'll have drinks, munchies and music! Plus merchandise for you to browse to help support your favorite band kids!

We'll be at Bottom Shelf Brewery (118 E Mill St) from 1:00-4:00 on Saturday, August 9th (the day after band camp).

We look forward to seeing you there!

BMS Orchestra

BAAM is a proud supporter of the Be FRANK-founded Bayfield Middle School orchestra program.  The middle school orchestra had been an extra-curricular activity until the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year, in which it officially became a course offering at BMS.  

New Officers for 2014

Please welcome our new BAAM Officers:

President : Jenna Stumpf
Vice-President : Gretchen Fitzgerald
Treasurer : Brooke Smith
Secretary: Jennifer Hollingsworth

Thanks to Barb Wickman for filling in as Acting President in February and March!

Uniform thank you

The new marching uniforms are here! 
BAAM thanks all these sponsors who donated $500 or more to the fund drive:
  • Bayfield School District,
  • La Plata Electric Association, 
  • M3 Midstream Momentum, 
  • Ritter Construction, 
  • John and Barb Wickman, 
  • Southwest Ag, and 
  • Red Cedar
Many others donated in lesser amounts.  Thank you so much for the support from this community! 

General Announcements

Buy a Wolverine blanket for someone special. Comes with its own carry bag. $15.00. Please email baam.music.boosters@gmail.com 
BAAM! thanks the community for voting "yes" on measures 3A and 3B.  Support of the schools shows what a wonderful community we live in!