Events

The Bellevue/Papillion Music Teachers Association (BPMTA)

Keyboard Karnival: Every November we sponsor the Keyboard Karnival - a Saturday afternoon of games, tests, prizes, food and a store. Music theory events turn into fun for beginners to early advanced students as they participate in one of ten levels of competition appropriate to their level of study.

Recitals: We join forces to present one recital during the school year in December. A few students from several studios provide a varied and interesting program.

Junior Festival: The Federation Festival in the spring is our largest event with approximately 175 entries. Students play pieces for a judge and receive a rating and a comments sheet. We have entries in piano solo, piano duet and trio, hymn playing, theory, vocal music, and band instruments. Students earn certificates and points toward trophies provided by the National Federation.

BPMTA Events - Proposed 2017 - 2018 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

All meetings: Monday at 9:00 am
Meeting place: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2311 Fairview Road, Bellevue, NE 68123
2017
Date Event
Sep. 22
Friday 9am
Meeting: Keyboard Karnival planning,
(KK letters ready. Have KK estimates at this time.)
Place: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, #107
October 20
Friday, 9am
Meeting: Keyboard Karnival Entries Due (email to Sharon)
Place: Pilgrim Lutheran Church #107
November 3
Friday, 9am
Meeting: Keyboard Karnival planning
Place: Pilgrim Lutheran Church #107
November 17
Friday, 6pm
Set up for Keyboard Karnival
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2311 Fairview Rd., Bellevue, NE 68123
November 18
Saturday
KEYBOARD KARNIVAL
Pilgrim Lutheran Church

2018
January 15
Monday, 9am
Brunch at Ellen Kershaw's home
1402 Camp Gifford Rd., Bellevue, NE 68005
Festival Forms Ready; Meeting during brunch.
Deadline for recital entries. Email to Sharon Kazmierski
January 21
Sunday, 3pm
JOINT RECITAL
Avery Presbyterian Church, 1910 Avery Rd., Bellevue, NE 68005
February 19
Monday , 9am
Meeting: Festival entries due. Mail hard copies to Sharon or bring to meeting. DO NOT EMAIL FORMS!
March ? TBA Festival Schedule Ready (will be emailed)
March 23
Festival set-up, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
St. James United Methodist Church
March 24
Saturday
FEDERATION FESTIVAL - ALL DAY EVENT
Place: St. James United Methodist Church
1501 Franklin St. Bellevue NE 68005
April 8 STATE HONORS RECITAL
3:00 Bellevue West
April 13
Friday, 9AM
Meeting: Festival evaluation
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, #107
May TBA
May Luncheon
Luncheon (Time, date and place to be announced)