Performing Arts

The Biddeford School Department provides music education as part of a balanced curriculum for students in grades K-12. Our programming includes standards-based experiences in general music, chorus, band, jazz band, marching band, and musical theater. Extended experiences are available to students demonstrating exceptional motivation and interest.

Please join our students at the Upcoming 2024 Events:

  • BMS Drama Club - Disney & Pixar's Finding Nemo, JR.
    February 8 at 6:30pm (General Seating)  

    February 9 at 6:30pm  (General Seating)  
    BMS Performing Arts Center - Free; Donations accepted

  • BHS Marching Arts Friends & Family Night
    Debut performance of Biddeford's “Blizzard” Indoor Winds, “BlackOut” Indoor Percussion, and “BlackOut B” Indoor Percussion.
    February 16 at 6:30pm   
    BHS Tiger Gym

  • BMS All Chorus Winter Concert
    February 29 at 6:30pm   
    BMS Performing Arts Center

  • BMS 6th Grade Honors Music Festival
    Rehearsal from 8:30am-2:30pm and Concert at 3pm at York High School

  • BHS Thespian Troupe 7972 - Cinderella
    March 21 and 22 at 7:00pm (General Seating) 
    March 23 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm (General Seating)  


    MS Performing Arts Center

    Cost: $8 for Adults; $5 for Students

  • MBDA Winter Guard Finals
    Biddeford “BlackOut” Junior Percussion Ensemble
    April 7 at 1:00pm   
    Sanford High School

  • NESBA Winter Percussion Finals
    Biddeford “Blizzard” Indoor Winds and “BlackOut” Indoor Percussion
    April 7 at 1:00pm   
    Dartmouth High School

  • BMS Band & Chorus Spring Concert (Grade 5)
    May 2 at 6:00pm - Students arrive at 5:30pm for warm-up

    MS Performing Arts Center

  • BMS Band & Chorus Spring Concert (Grades 6-7)
    May 2 at 6:45pm - Students arrive at 6:15pm for warm-up

    MS Performing Arts Center

  • Marching Practice for Memorial Day Parade at BMS
    Tuesdays, May 7, 14, and 21 from 3:10-4:10pm

  • BMS/BHS (Grades 7-9) Marching Band in Memorial Day Parade
    May 27 - Students arrive at 8:30am; Parade starts at 10am

  • BMS and BHS Jazz a la Mode - TBD

  • BIS Choral Spring Concert - TBD

  • BMS Band & Chorus Music Awards Night
    June 4 at 6:00pm
    BMS Performing Arts Center 

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Marching Band

Marching Band

Band Director: Michael Murphy

We are excited to have Marching Band performing at football games, parades, and Marching Band competitions!

The Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach High School have joined forces to become the Seacoast Marching Band and participate in the Maine Band Directors’ Association Marching Band Show, in which seven bands from the State of Maine, with more than 250 performers, compete.

Marching Band is beneficial for students in so many ways.  Not only is it physical in nature, but it also teaches leadership skills and self-discipline while having cognitive developmental benefits.  Current research suggests that the dual responsibilities of playing an instrument while simultaneously marching increases left and right brain development. In addition, participants boost their self-confidence, gain knowledge of their individual section role, and learn the value of a team as they understand what their function is in the ensemble as a whole.  This creative musical performance, amidst a friendly competition, develops uniformity and motivates students to improve their skills--both musically and visually.

Fundraisers to Support Music Boosters

Program for Maine Band Directors’ Association Marching Band Show
The Seacoast Marching Band of Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach assemble a program that includes participant photos, show titles and musical repertoire, band member rosters, and advertisements from local businesses. Proceeds collected from the ads directly support the Marching Band program.  Please consider placing an ad in our program. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. 

Please feel free to email the Biddeford Music Boosters (K-12) at