April brings the second daytime showcase featuring exceptional local music students! Winners of BMC’s High School Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard and BMC’s High School Vocal Competition in honor of Jack and Ginny Frymire perform on Wednesday, April 5, at 10:30am, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. in Bellingham. Free and open… Continue reading Spring brings winners showcases!
Category: Student Awards
Gratitude for the Musical Gifts We’ve Enjoyed!
What a wonderful smorgasbord of music we have enjoyed this fall with our Concerts à la Carte! Piano, voice, violin, cello, flute and horn: All Just Amazing! Thank you to all the talented performers! They are wonderful! Thank you to our incredible Board members and to all the volunteers who help keep BMC going. You… Continue reading Gratitude for the Musical Gifts We’ve Enjoyed!
On June 29, long-time board member and Student Awards Committee Chair, Charli Daniels, was recognized with a 2022 Mayor’s Arts Award for her work with BMC. In presenting the award, Mayor Seth Fleetwood cited Charli’s strong influence on Bellingham’s music community, and her contributions to the boards of the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bellingham Festival… Continue reading Congratulations, Charli!
On April 6: Catch the rising stars from WWU!
BMC’s collaboration with WWU's esteemed Department of Music has been forged over decades of shared commitment to our future musicians. One fruitful outcome, our annual WWU Student Competition in honor of Virginia Glover, has become one of the most anticipated musical events each season. Join us for our showcase concert on Wednesday, April 6, at… Continue reading On April 6: Catch the rising stars from WWU!
Winners Showcase Concert on March 2
It is our pleasure to announce the winners of our 2022 BMC High School Competitions for Piano and Strings! In the Piano Competition in honor of Nancy Bussard, our first place winner is Annika Jonson, followed by Penelope Keep, Miriam Alexa Garcia Jimenez, and Eligh Nichols. First place winner of the String Competition in honor… Continue reading Winners Showcase Concert on March 2
BMC announces 2021-2022 season!
Our 2021-2022 season – “Play On!” – will bring live music back into our lives, with free daytime performances by acclaimed musicians, September through June! After a long absence, we are proud to again present musical events for you! For everyone’s safety, we are requiring audience members to be vaccinated (bring your card), as well… Continue reading BMC announces 2021-2022 season!
Annual Funding Campaign in Full Swing!
There is great anticipation, and excitement, in our return to “live and in-person” events and fellowship. “Play On!” is our theme for 2021-2022, and you are among our most valued performers! We invite you to join the bandwagon again and renew your support for BMC!! We are relying on your renewed generosity this year, to… Continue reading Annual Funding Campaign in Full Swing!
BMC Awards! Four WWU Musicians Garner Top Awards in Final 2021 Competition
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
Young wind players take the honors in the BMC Winds & Percussion 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
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 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