BH-BL Students Accepted into NYSSMA Conference All-State

CongratulationsĀ šŸŽ‰šŸ‘to BH-BL student musiciansĀ šŸŽ¼šŸŽ¹šŸ„šŸŽ·šŸŽŗĀ accepted into NYSSMA Conference All-State. Way to go Blake Zardezed, Treble Chorus (2nd year!); Cedric Sirianni, Symphonic Band (& Jazz Band Alternate); Will Ziegler, Symphonic Band; and Erich Brucker, Alternate on Viola. #GreatDay2BeASpartan

Zardezed Wins 2nd at “Raise Your Voice” Competition

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student Blake Zardezed for winning second place at the fourth annual “Raise Your Voice” singing competition finals held at Proctor’s. From a pool of approximately 90 singers (up to age 21) from all over the capital region, 20 finalists were selected to perform for judges. Way to go, Blake! #SpartanPride …

Music Groups Earn Gold Ratings at NYSSMA Festival

Congratulations to the O’Rourke Middle School Grade 8 Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Rob Soricelli, for their outstanding performance and Gold Rating at NYSSMA Major Organizations Festival! Congratulations to the BH-BL High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Ann Derrick, and the Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Ben O’Shea, for …

Student works selected for Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to Lael Breshears and Nathan Slisher, whose artwork has been selected to be a part of the Congressional Art Competition. Their art will be sent to Congressman Paul Tonko’s office, where a panel of artists will select winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, …

HS student artists win awards at Media Arts Festival

Congratulations to BH-BL student artists for winning awards at the HS Media Arts Festival in Niskayuna. Madeline Marcinko was awarded 1st place in the category of Digital Fine Art, Grace Apffel was awarded 3rd place in the category of Digital Fine Art, and Alisa Mazon received an Honorable Mention in the category of Computer Based …

BH-BL again named ā€œBest Communities for Music Educationā€ school

Congratulations to the entire BH-BL School District and community for being named among the nationā€™s Best Communities for Music Education for the 7th year in a row! BH-BL is one of approximately 600 school districts across the nation that is being recognized by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for their outstanding music …

Students’ work featured in Media Arts Fest, April 1-May 2

Students’ work featured in Media Arts Fest, April 1-May 2 It’s a busy & exciting month for our student artists who are being recognized in a variety of venues for their hard work. Congratulations to BH-BL High School student artists for having their work selected for the Media Arts Festival Exhibit during the month of …

Students’ artwork at Regional Art Exhibit, April 4-May 3

Students’ artwork at Regional Art Exhibit, April 4-May 3 Congratulations to BH-BL student artists Samuel Leone, John Matrazzo, Madeline Marcinko, and Grace Apffel for having their works accepted into the High School Regional Art Exhibition at the Albany Center Gallery, April 4 through May 3, with a kick-off celebratory reception on April 4 at 5 …

HS Orchestra Works with Internationally Known Conductor

HS Orchestra Works With Internationally Known Conductor Special guest Jeffrey Grogan, adjudicator, conductor, and clinician for many prestigious national and international festivals, such as WorldStrides Heritage Music Festivals, and Professor of Orchestral Studies at Oklahoma City University, recently visited BH-BL to work with the high school students in the orchestra. Grogan is an internationally known …