The new normal provides a greater awareness and appreciation for the activities that bring joy and laughter into our daily lives. For BMC volunteers, that means a renewed devotion to our mission of providing high-caliber programs for our community and supporting young musicians through our competitions and concerts. Click here to read our special edition… Continue reading BMC Keeps Music Thriving!
Encouraging student musicians has long been a focus of the BMC, and times like these reinforce the importance of that mission. We hope you will find inspiration in a message from BMC President, Charli Daniels. She describes how you have helped the BMC support deserving young high school and college musicians, and how they, in… Continue reading A Time for Reflection and Gratitude
BMC was given a chance to help facilitate the gift of a 1948 Steinway Grand Piano to Options High School. Gail & Marty Haines, Earl Cilley, Frank DeFreytas and Charlie Way provided leadership, expertise with assessment and logistics, financial help and guidance to complete the move from Everett to Bellingham in less than a week’s… Continue reading “Piano Team” attend Options High School end-of-year assembly on June 14
Happy Holidays to all! In the words of our newest Board Member, "BMC has been presenting free concerts all these years as our contribution to cultural life in Bellingham!" We are indeed a kindly and virtuous organization! Please remember the BMC as you top off your year-end donations. A tax deduction awaits all who choose… Continue reading THINK BIG!
On Wednesday, April 6, 10:30, BMC members vote for officers for the 2016-2018 term. Nominees are: President: Kay Carr, Vice-President: Suzie Seaton, Secretary: Garland Richmond, Treasurer: Charlie Way, and Membership Chair: Will Ellender. UPDATE (April 7): Congratulations and thank you to all five elected officers!
The BMC hosted a Tea and Concert at Lairmont Manor on February 21, 2016, just one day shy of its 100th birthday. Getting ready to sing "Happy Birthday, dear Music Club" are (from left): party organizer Gail Haines, emcee Martha Benedict, vocalists Ben Buchanan and Lucy Evans, Kid'Sax (saxophone quintet) musicians Nikole Zieche, Mary Clement,… Continue reading 100th Birthday Celebration
Thank you for supporting music in the community for 100 years!
The BMC wishes you Peace, Joy and Hope – along with Music! – for this Holiday Season and the New Year! Free Wednesday Morning Concerts return on February 3, 2016, when we hear the winners of the BMC piano and voice competitions. In the meanwhile, pianist Cole Anderson, a multiple-time BMC piano competition winner, is… Continue reading Season’s Greetings
Presentation by BMC members for the Whatcom County Historical Society on Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 pm. Learn about the BMC history and milestones, look at archival material and hear about the BMC student competitions and current Centennial Season. The meeting takes place in the Rotunda Room of the Whatcom Museum. Come early for refreshments. Free… Continue reading BMC Centennial Special Event
UPDATE: Thank you for coming to BHS for an incredible gathering of homegrown talent! This was a concert of sublime music, and just a sample of what BMC Award Alumni do on a daily basis. Read Jesse Nichols' article in The Western Front celebrating the BMC. Come and join us in September for more exceptional… Continue reading Bellingham’s concert of the century!