While June traditionally marks the end of the BMC season, we hope you will rejoice with us as we look back at the past year’s challenges and accomplishments! As BMC suspended live programs in the fall of 2020, our email, website and Facebook platforms became the windows on the Bellingham Music Club’s virtual season.
Over several months, we introduced three virtual series: BMC Connects! offered news and updates about past student award winners who have gone on to teach and perform in different corners of the country. BMC Encores! presented stories and video highlights of several years-worth of memorable Night Beat performances. All these posts are available on this home page and also on Facebook.
BMC Board supported the Award Committee in running the student competitions with one big difference: all candidates submitted videos in lieu of participating in traditional auditions. A record 50 (!) music students benefited from the adjudicators’ well-crafted comments, and again this year, BMC rewarded 20 of most promising young musicians with thousands of dollars in prizes. A third virtual series was born, BMC Awards!, that features performances from the top winners of each of our five competitions!
BMC’s very soul connects the community with music and musicians. Like you, we are ready for bigger and better things, and look forward to seeing you in person in the fall for long-awaited concerts! BMC endeavors are made possible through your involvement. We more appreciative of your loyalty, feedback and support than ever! We thank you for staying the course and keeping BMC close to your heart this past year!