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Feb 21, 2018
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Fine Arts: Art and Music

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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.

BH-BL Art Program

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.

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BH-BL Music Program

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.

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Fine Arts News 
February 8, 2018

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Sirianni accepted into NYS Honors Band

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!

February 5, 2018

Student artwork to appear in 3D Exhibit, Feb. 5-28

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]

January 19, 2018

Student artwork displayed at All-Stars Exhibit through Feb. 10

Congratulations to BH-BL student artists whose work was selected for display in the All-Stars Exhibit at Saratoga Arts...[READ MORE & VIEW ARTWORK]

January 19, 2018

BH-BL HS student musicians perform at esteemed festivals

Upcoming concerts: Jan. 20 & 27

BH-BL music students are very busy this month being honored with acceptance into three music festivals! Congratulations to ...[READ MORE]

Novemer 13, 2017

Student musicians to perform in Music Festival, Nov. 18

Congratulations to BH-BL High School musicians...[READ MORE]

November 13, 2017

BH-BL HS PTA Reflections Award Winners Announced

This year's contest theme was "Within Reach" and the winners who advance to the regional level and the honorable mentions are...[READ MORE]

October 13, 2017

Student musicians to perform at band festival, Oct. 21

Congratulations to O'Rourke Middle School Musicians ...[READ MORE]

September 13, 2017

BH-BL HS students accepted into NYSSMA

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!