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… Continue reading BMC ends 105th season in grateful celebration!
In our final showcase of BMC student competitions for 2021, we bring you four Western Washington University students who raised the bar for musical excellence! This year, fourteen talented WWU students participated, representing the diverse specialties of piano, strings, winds and voice. We especially want to acknowledge the exceptional collaboration of Dr. Patrick Roulet, Chair of the… Continue reading BMC Awards! Four WWU Musicians Garner Top Awards in Final 2021 Competition
Welcome to the fourth installment of highlights from the BMC 2021 award competitions. Today, we are proud to introduce the winners of the BMC High School Winds & Percussion Competition honoring Nicholas Bussard. Thanks to your interest and support, BMC continues to reward our community’s young musicians who strive for musical excellence! As mother of… Continue reading Young wind players take the honors in the BMC Winds & Percussion Competition
We are proud to present the winners of the 2021 BMC High School Voice Competition honoring Jack and Ginny Frymire. This is the third of five BMC Awards competitions being showcased this spring. BMC's student vocal competitions began over 30 years ago and the format has been consistent - until this year. For the first… Continue reading BMC Awards! sings the praises of 2021 H. S. Voice Competition Winners
We are proud to present the winners of the 2021 BMC High School String Competition in honor of Ethel Crook. This year’s "virtual" endeavor, conducted through innovative student-submitted audition videos, was an unprecedented success. We owe that to you and your unwavering membership support, and to the dedicated members of the Awards Committee led by… Continue reading BMC Awards! showcases our four high school string competition winners.
With great pride, we introduce the winners of the 2021 BMC High School Piano Competition! This competition is the first of five instrumental and vocal competitions completed in March. This year’s BMC Awards story is both dramatic and a bit heroic. Pandemic precautions made it impossible to hold live competitions, as we had for decades.… Continue reading BMC Awards! Four young pianists receive recognition in first “virtual” competition!
Our 2021 high school and university-level competitions are in full swing this month, and again, committee members and adjudicators alike are saying how impressed they are with this year’s young participants. We look forward to sharing their musical gifts with you when the competitions conclude next month! While we await the results, we offer this… Continue reading BMC Connects! with Three Rising Stars!
We've saved the 'first' for last! BMC Encores! is proud to present this video reprise of A Broadway Cabaret, our original 2014 musical production that launched the annual cabaret series. A Broadway Cabaret was a joyful song-and-dance tour through a century of musical theater highlights - from Gilbert & Sullivan to the contemporary Broadway of… Continue reading A BROADWAY CABARET (That started it all!)
In early 1948, Hal Kratzsch, Marvin Pruitt, and brothers Ross and Don Barbour, formed a barbershop quartet called Hal's Harmonizers. The quartet soon adopted a more jazz-oriented repertoire influenced by Glenn Miller, The Modernaires and Mel Tormé, and renamed itself The Toppers. The same year, with Bob Flanigan replacing Pruitt, they had their first paying… Continue reading Remember The Four Freshmen?
Short of sending chocolates and flowers, we believe we have an even sweeter Valentine’s Day treat for you! Our gift is a playful French love song, shared from the heart of a notable BMC award winner, through our video series, BMC Connects! Ten years ago, pianist Madeline Slettedahl dazzled audiences when she won the top prize… Continue reading BMC Connects! offers a French Valentine from award winner, pianist Madeline Slettedahl