Welcome to the website for the BearCat Music Boosters!  We are a group of parents of music students at Bear Valley Middle School who care about the music program, and our students who are involved in the program.

On this site you can get information on what is happening in the music department at Bear Valley Middle School.  We will try to keep you updated, informed, and musically uplifted!  We would also love for you to be involved!  Click on "Contact Us" (left sidebar) if you're interested, and come to our meetings!

For your information: All links on this site should open to a new page or window.

We have a new booster board for the 2016-17 school year!

President: Still searching...it could be you!
Vice President: Mary Smiljkovich
Secretary: Audra Catlett
Treasurer: Aundrea Ristine
If you're interested in serving as the President for the next school year, then please contact Mrs. Thicksten soon!  This is a fun group, and not a difficult position.  Join in!
Please note that all parents of band & choir students are a part of the music boosters.  We encourage you to attend the monthly meetings.

Year at a Glance:

Music Booster Meetings
We welcome you to join the Music Boosters at our regular monthly meetings in room 2.  The meetings will be at 6:30pm unless otherwise stated (or notified by email).  All parents of BVMS students in the music program are a part of the Music Boosters family.
  • September 15, 2015
  • October 6, 2015
  • November 3, 2015
  • December 1, 2015
  • February 2, 2015
  • March 1, 2015
  • April 5, 2015
  • May 3, 2015
Student Events/Concerts
  • October 23, 2015 Friday, 6:00pm: Middle School night at San Pasqual High School football game--THIS EVENT IS FOR ADVANCED BAND MEMBERS ONLY; wear band t-shirt and pants.  (Meet at 5:30pm at SPHS band room.)
  • December 15, 2015, Tuesday, 6:00pm: Winter Concert at BVMS in the MPR (multi-purpose room); dinner will be sold beginning at 5:00pm
  • April 9, 2016, Saturday: Escondido smART Festival, Intermediate Band (10am) & Golden Notes (12:55pm) will be performing on stage between Grape Day Park and California Center for the Arts Escondido (CCAE).
  • April 12, 2016, Tuesday, 6:00pm: Pre-Festival Concert at BVMS in the MPR, Students report at 5:15pm; wear white shirt & black bottoms CANCELLED
  • April 26, 2016, Tuesday, Time TBA: Middle School Band Concert, CCAE.  The Advanced Band and other middle school bands in the District will be performing, along with the Marine Band.
  • May 19, 2016, Thursday, 1st-2nd period classes: Incoming 6th Grade visit to school; Advanced Band & Cadences will perform for them.
  • May 20, 2016, Friday, 6:45am-9:30pm: Music Festival--ADVANCED BAND & CADENCES ONLY--at Fullerton College; Knott's Berry Farm following the Festival; take a snack & sack lunch, plus money for dinner.
  • May 24, 2016, Tuesday, 6:00pm: Spring Concert at BVMS in the MPR (multi-purpose room); pizza dinner & snacks will be sold beginning at 5:00pm

Student Practice Records

Remember to practice daily.  Practice records are due weekly to Mrs. Thicksten on Mondays.  Click on "Students" for the practice record.

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  • 2016-17 Music Booster Board We have a new music booster board for the 2016-17 school year!President: Still searching...it could be you!Vice President: Mary SmiljkovichSecretary: Audra CatlettTreasurer: Aundrea Ristine ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2016, 9:37 AM by BVMS Music Boosters
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Recent Files

  • Booster Minutes_May2016.pdf   41k - Jun 7, 2016, 9:44 AM by BVMS Music Boosters (v1)
  • 2016 Spring Concert flier.pdf   291k - Jun 7, 2016, 9:40 AM by BVMS Music Boosters (v1)
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