BH-BL Board Adopts 2021-22 Budget Proposal; Voters Go to Polls May 18

At it’s April 21 meeting, the board unanimously vote in favor of the 2021-22 school budget proposal that goes before voters on Tuesday, May 18. The proposed $72,549,692 budget carries a 2.30 percent tax levy increase and results in an estimated 1.25 percent tax rate increase. Overall spending in the proposed budget will increase by …

BH-BL’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition for the 9th Year in a Row

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Nationwide in 2021, 686 …

Board Supports Suburban Council Music Reopening Plan

At its March 10 meeting, the BH-BL Board of Education unanimously supported the Suburban Council Music Reopening Plan. The plan includes revisions to the previously thought “best practices” based on the finding of a 10-month long study conducted by an international coalition of performing arts organizations The study took a deep dive into the significant …

Students’ Work to Appear in HS Regional Art Exhibition, March 25-April 16

Congratulations are in order for high school student artists Mia Belanger, Grace Overholt, and Catie Reed (2 pieces) for having their artwork selected by jurors to be included in the highly competitive and prestigious HS Regional Art Exhibition. Their work will be at The Albany Center Art Gallery from March 25 to April 16.  The …

Student Artists’ Work to Appear in Festival of Young Artists March 31

Congratulations to two BH-BL student artists whose incredible artwork was selected to be in the annual Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists. Representing the festival theme, “Metamorphosis,” Carlianna Ewing’s artwork “Wings of Change” and Catherine Reed’s piece “Rusty” will be on virtual display on March 31 via Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s link www.spacfoya.org. A …

Grade 4 Instrumental Recruitment Night Postponed to June 7

The Grade 4 Instrument Recruitment Night that was scheduled for December 9, has been postponed until June 7, 2021. We will be going through the Instrument sign-up process at the end of this school year and starting your students in September, 2021 along with next year’s fourth graders.  Your students will move faster than their …

Students Selected to Perform with NYSBDA’s Honor Band

Four BH-BL High School students who are in Concert Band have been  selected to perform (virtually) with the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) prestigious Honor Band! Congratulations to students musicians: Emilie Bennett on flute, Mia Belanger on oboe, Tingwen Zhang on oboe, and Justin Ronca on clarinet (alternate). The student musicians will experience …

NYSSMA Festival Information

2020-21 Solo Festival Information The New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) VIRTUAL Solo and Ensemble Festivals in which BH-BL students may participate are as follows: Piano Festival (Virtual) Registration Deadline is January 8, 2021. [Register Online] Your registration is not complete until we receive your participation fee. Please make all checks payable to BH-BL …