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Apr 24, 2019
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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, 2019

MS & HS students accepted to Suburban Council Music Festival, concert March 30

Congratulations to BH-BL High School and O'Rourke Middle School student musicians who have been accepted into the Suburban Council Music Festival: Alexa Belanger, Carsyn Bonesteel, Nicole Boyea, Carlianna Ewing, Rebecca Friedman, Samantha Girard, Sam Hatfield, Mckenna Hickey, Julie Neville, and Matthew Sinnenberg! The students will gather with other musicians from area Suburban Council schools to rehearse with a guest conductor and perform in concert at Ballston Spa HS on Saturday, March 30 at 2 p.m.

January 31, 2019

Five students' work to appear in "Art in 3D Exhibition", Feb. 3-28

Congratulations to the following BH-BL student artists whose works have been chosen by jurors for display at the 2019 Art in 3D Exhibition: Annabella Zocco, Faith Jandreau (2 works), Fiona Martin, Logan Williams, and Prudence Miller. The exhibit runs from Feb. 6 to the 28 at Mohonasen High School with a reception on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. (Feb. 7 snow date.) Nice work, Spartans! [PHOTOS OF ARTWORK]

January 14, 2019

Students' Artwork in All-Star Exhibition, Jan. 19-Feb. 9

Congratulations to BH-BL student artists whose work will be on display at the Saratoga Arts Center Gallery from Jan. 19 until Feb. 9, as part of the All-Stars Exhibition: Cain Sivik, Cheyenne Zhang, Dana Golden, Grace Apffel, Julia Ettkin, Madeline Marcinko, Mia Belanger, Samuel Leone, and Zach Peabody. Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 19 from 3-5 p.m. [PHOTOS]

December 14, 2018

Students Accepted into All-County Orchestra/Jazz Festival

Congratulations to BH-BL student musicians accepted into the All-County Orchestra/Jazz Festival on January 18-19: Liam Sullivan, Myles Yannuzzi, Erich Brucker, Jami Fuson, Cheyenne Zhang, Matthew Sinnenberg, Cedric Sirianni, and Kieran Thomas.

October 19, 2018

Students accepted into Area All-State Music Festival, Concert Nov. 17

Congratulations to BH-BL High School student musicians accepted into the prestigious Area All-State Music Festival. They are...[READ MORE]

October 18, 2018

BH-BL musicians accepted into All-County Band & Choral Festivals

Concerts Oct. 20 & Nov. 3

Congratulations to student musicians from both BH-BL High School and O’Rourke Middle School who have been accepted into the Saratoga-Warren All-County Band Festival...[READ MORE]