In December of 2015, President Barack Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This federal eduation law states that art and music are an integral part of a well-rounded education.
The BH-BL K-12 Art program strives to foster creativity in every student and promote a life-long appreciation for the visual arts. Our program encourages individual thought, decision making, creative problem solving, innovation, personal expression, and collaboration. Students create, present, and respond to works of art and learn how artistic ideas and artworks connect with society, culture, and history. BH-BL art students have numerous opportunities to showcase their work in exhibitions throughout the district, community, and the capital district.
The BH-BL K-12 Music program provides every student with
opportunities to explore, create, and perform music through
classroom experiences, curricular and extra-curricular
performing ensembles, and group lesson instruction. Students
have many opportunities to showcase their musical talent in
concerts, festivals, and other performances throughout the
community, capital district, New York State, and beyond. Burnt
Hills-Ballston Lake is proud to have been nationally recognized
by the NAMM Foundation for a number of years as one of the Best
Communities for Music Education.
Join us on Monday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m., at BH-Bl High School for the district's annual Fine Arts Honors Showcase, featuring performances by the Orchestra, Concert Band and Concert Choir, a presentation of artwork by honored seniors, and a short awards ceremony honoring graduating seniors. New this year is the induction of six alumni into the BH-BL Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame. Congratulations to musicians Colonel (Ret.) Thomas H. Palmatier (’72) and Stephen Kostyniak (’91), artists Paul Harding (’94) and Andy Curlowe (Wojcik) (’02), and thespians Lawrence Merritt (Maranville) (’55) and Susan Boyajian (’81).
Congratulations to all of the BH-BL High School music ensembles for their performances at the Toronto Festival of Music--ratings of "Excellent" achieved by all six groups! [READ ABOUT THE AWARDS]
Congratulations to high school student artists Rebecca Kelley, Marielle Scott and Jake Tashman for having their artwork selected to be entered into the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, which is...[VIEW ARTWORK & LEARN MORE]
Congratulations to BH-BL student artists who have their artwork on display at the Media Arts Festival at Bethlehem High School through April 30: Brendan Fogg, Eli James Grippin, Grace Kerber, Michael Kisel, Alisa Mazon, Sarah Milewski, Marielle Scott, and Jake Tashman-Tomeck. [VIEW ARTWORK]
Congratulations to the entire Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District and community for being named among the nation's Best Communities for Music Education for the 6th year in a row! BH-BL is ...[READ MORE]
Congratulations to the BH-BL student artists whose artwork will be on display at the 30th Annual Capital Region BOCES Art Show April 17 through May 18 [VIEW ARTWORK]
Congratulations to BH-BL HS student artists Aamon Smith, Veronica Fulgieri, Morgan Woodbeck, Chloe Jacobs and Sidney Krawiecki for winning the National PTA Reflections Awards. Their work will be judged at the New York State level after winning a spot in the Regional level. Good luck, Spartans. [VIEW ARTWORK]
Congratulations to BH-BL High School student artists Nathan Slisher and Morgan Woodbeck for their having their artwork accepted into the 2018 High School Regional Art Exhibit. [VIEW ARTWORK]
Check out their work here.
Congratulations to BH-BL trombonist, Cedric Sirianni, who was selected for the 2018 New York State Band Directors Association Honor Band. The Band was chosen from 450 candidates statewide, representing 80 schools. Cedric will be performing with the Honor Band on Sunday, March 4 as part of the NYSBDA Symposium. Way to go, Cedric!
Congratulations to BH-BL High School student artists Grace Apffel, Abby Brino, Josephine Holt, Faith Jandreau, Park Scott, Willow Scott, and Logan Williams, whose artwork has been selected for display at the Art in 3 Dimensions Exhibit at Mohonasen High School from Feb. 5 through 28. There is also a reception at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7. [VIEW ARTWORK]
Congratulations to BH-BL student artists whose work was selected for display in the All-Stars Exhibit at Saratoga Arts...[READ MORE & VIEW ARTWORK]
BH-BL music students are very busy this month being honored with acceptance into three music festivals! Congratulations to ...[READ MORE]
Congratulations to BH-BL High School musicians...[READ MORE]
This year's contest theme was "Within Reach" and the winners who advance to the regional level and the honorable mentions are...[READ MORE]
Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School Musicians ...[READ MORE]
Congratulations to BH-BL High School students Mark Piotrowski who was accepted into NYSSMA Conference All-State Orchestra on bassoon, and Jessica Landry who was named Conference All-State Alternate on flute. Way to go!