Monday, October 21, 2013

Concert Reminders!

Our concerts are coming up soon!

The 6th grade will be performing at the Fine Arts Center on November 19th at 6:30 PM. Our 5th Grade concert will be held in the Beech Springs Gymnasium at 6:00 PM on December 3rd. Remember to show up at least 30 minutes before the performance for a quick rehearsal and for parents to find a seat.

The 6th grade band will wear their black band shirt and black pants/dress. The 5th grade will wear their red band shirt and khaki pants/dress.

See you there!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Honor BAnd Schedule!

2013 Honor Band schedule next week:

Monday, March 11th 3:30-5:00 Trumpet and Flutes
Tuesday, March 12th 3:30-5:00 Clarinets and Horns
Thursday, March 14th 3:30-5:00 Saxophones and Law Brass

Tuesday, March 19th 4:00-5:30 FULL BAND/Cafeteria
Thursday, March 21st 4:30-5:30 FULL BAND/Cafeteria 5:30-5:45 Performance for parents/meeting

Wednesday, March 27th 7:30 AM (meet in band room) Walk to fine arts center at 8:00 AM. Performance at James F. Byrnes fine arts center at 9:00 AM. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


We are starting the R.A.T. program after school until 4:15.

On the left hand side of this site, there is a handout explaining what the program is all about. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail. Thanks!


Monday - Clarinets and Tubas
Tuesday - Flutes
Wednesday - Trumpets and Saxophones
Thursday - Baritones and Trombones
Friday - French Horns

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rebel Regiment Young Leaders Mentor Program


Your child will have the opportunity to be mentored by some of James F. Byrnes finest young adults. This program is designed to help your student progress on their instrument but more importantly, these leaders will provide and act as a “big brother/big sister” to your child as they grow up in our music program. 

These students are the best and brightest our high school has to offer and they are volunteering to help. This program will be under the strict supervision of Mr. Cotter. Under no circumstances will your child be unsupervised by an adult district five employee. 

We will offer these sessions every Monday and Tuesday after school until 5:00. Until the football playoffs are concluded, there will be some days that we will need to cancel due to marching band practice. 

If you are interested in letting your child participate in this opportunity, all they need to do is show up. This is a totally free opportunity. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up on time no later than 5:00. Students can be picked up anytime from 4:00-5:00.
Of course if you have any questions you may e-mail me at

Thanks for your time! 

Thomas J. Cotter

Thomas J. Cotter
Director of Bands
Beech Springs Leadership Academy and School of Music

"Whatever your discipline, become a student of excellence in all things. Take every opportunity to observe people who manifest the qualities of mastery. These models of excellence will inspire you and guide you toward the fulfillment of your highest potential.” --Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Concert Date!

Our concert has been moved from December 7th to December 10th. Please mark this change on your personal calenders!

Mr. C

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I hope you find this blog helpful. Please use this as a resource for information and answers to questions you may have about the band program.