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 …

Congrats to Tri-M Music Honor Society Inductees

We are proud to announce the newest inductees into the BH-BL Tri-M Music Honor Society.  Candidates for such an honor are students who exhibit outstanding musical skills, participation and achievement, academic excellence, leadership amongst their peers, and great character. Inducted into the O’Rourke Middle School Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society:  Elizabeth Abdoo, Angelo Aldi, …

Sirianni & Brucker accepted into NYSSMA ensembles

Congratulations to BH-BL student musicians Cedric Sirianni (trombone) and Erich Brucker (viola), who have been accepted into New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State performing ensembles. Although this year’s conference has been cancelled, NYSSMA plans to create virtual performances of each All-State group.  Erich has been accepted into the String Orchestra and Cedric has …

Reopening Instructional Models Presented to Parents

On Wednesday, July 29, more than 600 people tuned into BH-BL’s YouTube channel to watch a live stream of the Reopening Schools Forum #2 where Superintendent Dr. Patrick McGrath shared the district’s reopening plan and addressed parents’ questions. Since that time the forum recording has more than 2,000 views. Residents were encouraged to use a …

Senior Art Students’ Showcase

Each spring, the BH-BL’s Fine Arts Department organizes the BH-BL Arts Fest, which highlights and showcases our talented artists and musicians, with a special focus on high school seniors. The slideshow below features our senior art students and some samples of their amazing work. Senior Art Student Showcase

3 Students’ Artwork Among Only 5 Runner-Ups

Congratulations to BH-BL High School art teacher Mrs. Corrigan’s Advanced Drawing students Juliet Hull, Jocelyn Lucey and Autumn Rossi! Their artwork depicting research conducted by Mrs. Reals’ Science Research Students were 3 of the 5 runners-up featured in this year’s virtual Junior Science and Humanities symposium. https://www.albany.edu/jshs/

Student Artists Win Awards in Media Arts Festival

Congratulations to BH-BL artists who have won awards at the Capital Region Media Arts Festival at Niskayuna: Balbina Bouchard – 1st Place, Digital Illustration Julia Ettkin – Honorable Mention, Digital Illustration Emily Lussier – Honorable Mention, Film Public Service Announcement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjfhoaAaoF4&feature=youtu.be Corey Ward – (2) Outstanding Film, Outstanding Editing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeL95fMMQV8&feature=youtu.be

Friends of Music Purchases Recorders for EVERY 3rd Grader

Learning to play the recorder in music class as a child is somewhat of a rite of passage and a stepping stone to other musical instruments students can learn to play later in elementary school. Yet, even hearing the word recorder summons giggles or cringes from those who’ve experienced the sound of it. And while …

Student Musicians Recognized by Board for their NYSSMA All-State Acceptance

Congratulations to BH-BL High School students Cedric Sirianni, Blake Zardezed, and Will Ziegler for earning perfect scores (100) at their NYSSMA auditions and being named NYSSMA All-State musicians. As such, the students were also recognized publicly with proclamations by the BH-BL Board of Education at its January 22, 2020 meeting. Cedric Sirianni was accepted into …