Mission Statement

          "To create an engaging and exciting comprehensive music journey that is based on a high respect for what we do and who we are as an ensemble, high standards of musical excellence and knowledge, and self-assessment.  The result will be an ensemble of students who rehearse and perform to their absolute best because they realize and desire to perform to their impressive potential."


BGMS Music Program News

September 29, 2018

Our BGMS 8th Grade Band/WHS Band combined performances as the Willits Pep Band for the WHS Varsity Home Games have been a huge success! We had a total of 27 students (10 BGMS & 17 WHS) during our first performance, which formed the largest pep band to play at a game in over 5 years! Our BGMS students are already forming positive relationships with the high school students, while having a more active musical presence in our community. We continue to receive praise from community members, parents, and staff about how great it is to have more students playing with a bigger sound at the games. Our last home game will be on Friday, October 19th. See you there!

August 17, 2018

Letter from Mr. Olds for 2018-2019

Dear Band Parents and Guardians,

            During these past two years of teaching music in the Willits Unified School District, I have learned about our BGMS Music Program’s needs and how those needs tie into our community.  Over the past year, I have worked on developing a vision for our music program and have sought to make the necessary connections with community members that will contribute to our BGMS Music Program’s success.  This year, it is time to take all of that planning and start running with the vision I have for our school’s Music Program.  And this, is when it gets really exciting!  Here are the exciting events that I am adding to our BGMS Band Program this year.

  • September 5th – Mandatory All Band Student & Parent Meeting

  • September/October Pep Band – Combined 8th Grade Band with the WHS Concert Band to perform at WHS Home Football Games

  • December – Additional 7th Grade Blosser Lane Concert

  • March – Solo & Chamber Recital

  • April/May – Music in the Park Music Festival in Vallejo – 8th Grade Band

  • June – Car Wash #2

  • June – Promotion Ceremony 7th Grade Band Performance

  • July – 4th of July Parade – Combined 8th Grade & WHS Concert Band

  • June/July – Parade Rehearsals with WHS Concert Band

As you can see, this is going to be a very fun and exciting year.  I am looking forward to working with you and your young musicians!  Let's have an AMAZING year!

Chris Olds