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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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!