The Bellevue/Papillion Music Teachers Association (BPMTA)

Keyboard Karnival: During the month of November we sponsor the Keyboard Karnival—a Saturday morning of activities to test the students' skills in music fundamentals including rhythm, interval recognition, listening, scales, chords, and sight reading. These music theory events turn into fun for beginners to advanced students as they participate in competition for the events appropriate to their level of study. Awards are given to the first three places in each of the eight levels.

Winter Recital: We join forces to present a recital in January during which students from the studios of the various teachers provide a varied and interesting program.

Junior Festival: The Federation Festival in the spring is our largest event with entries numbering well over 100. Students perform pieces for a judge and receive a rating and a comment 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 "Gold Cups" provided by the National Federation of Music Clubs.

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
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, 8:30 A.M. - Noon
Pilgrim Lutheran Church

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
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
Place: St. James United Methodist Church
1501 Franklin St. Bellevue NE 68005
3:00 Bellevue West
April 13
Friday, 9AM
Meeting: Festival evaluation
Pilgrim Lutheran Church, #107
May Luncheon
Luncheon (Time, date and place to be announced)