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photo of chorus performing at mall BCSD Musicians Showcased During 'Music in Our Schools Month'

March is Music in our Schools Month and Binghamton City School District has been well represented. On Monday, March 6 the Binghamton High School Music Department was featured. The following ensembles performed in front of JC Penny; the orchestra under the direction of Ms. Bartlett, the Crescendos, Davidge Choir and Concert Choir under the direction of Mrs. Easley and the Steel Band under the direction of Mr. Smales. 

 
graphic that says in the news BHS Students Team up with Local Singing Group for 'Music Man'
Binghamton High School students have teamed up with a local barbershop-style singing group to the tune of 76 Trombones.The Rod Serling School of Arts is presenting a musical performance of "The Music Man."The students are joined by members of the Southern Tiersmen, a barbershop quartet that performs throughout the community. Watch the story on WIVT 
photo of 2 actresses and man introducing them Actors with Local Ties Visit BHS Students
Cast members of the touring Broadway show "Pippin" stopped by the Rod Serling School of Arts to talk about the industry with students. Imani Williams, a 2015 Binghamton University graduate and Housso Semon, who was raised in Ithaca, discussed their roles in Pippin and how they got started in theatre. Housso plays "Lead Player" in Pippin, which is playing at the Forum Theatre, and Williams is her understudy, but injured her achilles tendon during a rehearsal. Watch the story on WICZ 
photo of 3 students with t-shirts BHS Students Design Winning Parade Day T-Shirts
Two Binghamton students were rewarded Wednesday for coming up with the winning designs for the 2017 Parade Day T-Shirts. Ninth graders Sophia Palmer and Cindy Zhang both received a $100 reward from local Hibernian Society, which organizes the parade. Palmer designed the front of the shirt, while Zhang created the design on the back. Watch the story on WBNG, WICZ  and WIVT 
image of in the news graphic Teen Singer from Wales Performs for BHS Students
16 year-old Dyfan Parry Jones performed for some fellow teens Monday at Binghamton High School. Jones is a singer from Wales who is on his first trip to the United States. His visit is being organized by former Binghamton Schools administrator Carolyn Price, who first heard Jones sing when she was in Wales.Jones has been singing since age 3, has won numerous competitions in his home country and released a CD at age 13. Watch the story on WIVT 
BHS Production of 'Music Man' Features Local Quartet image BHS Production of 'Music Man' Features Local Quartet
Binghamton High school students will take the stage in a few weeks for their next musical, "The Music Man". They will be joined by a local barbershop quartet "The SouthernTiersmen." "I guess the surprise to me is how well prepared the students are here," one of the quartet's members said, "So we thought we had to raise our game to be to their level." Read the story on WBNG 
artwork from competition BHS Students Advance to State Art Competition
Three students from Binghamton High School will be advancing to the state competition for the PTSA Reflections contest. Congratulations to: Baiyina Richardson for her visual arts entry ‘The Girl in the Hijab’ Daveline Kenya Bruce for her literature entry ‘Freedom Love’ and to Jake Carns for his film production entry ‘Life’. All the artists who participated in the regional judging received a certificate, a ribbon and a gift card for the Oakdale Mall. The art was displayed at the mall followed by a reception. The New York state winners will be announced in early Spring and they will advance to the National PTA competition. 
Five Sax Performs for Roosevelt Students image Five Sax Performs for Roosevelt Students
The modern-style saxophone quintet, Five Sax performed for Roosevelt Elementary students on Feb. 1. The group features musicians from around the world, who thrill audiences with their exciting way of performing. One of the members is Joel Diegert who grew up in Vestal. Although one of the members was not able to attend the assembly he will be there for their performance on Feb. 3 as they perform in the Binghamton Philharmonic Chamber Series. 
Two musicians performing on stage World Renowned Saxophone Group Performs for BHS Students

The modern-style saxophone quintet, Five Sax performed for Binghamton High School students on Feb. 1. Five Sax features musicians from around the world, who thrill audiences with their exciting performances. The group includes Joel Diegert a Vestal, N.Y. native and musicians from Italy,Poland,Chile and Japan.The group will be performing a ‘Sax Voyage’ in the Binghamton Philharmonic Chamber Series at the Double Tree Hotel on Feb. 3.

 
Girl playing violin BHS Sophomore Performs with Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra
BHS sophomore Sophia Klin performed with the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Binghamton Youth Symphony conducts an annual competition to choose soloists to perform with the Symphony Orchestra at the annual Winter Concert held in January each year. The soloists must be members of the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra. Read more in Press & Sun 
MacArthur Chorus Sings at Senators Hockey Game image MacArthur Chorus Sings at Senators Hockey Game
The MacArthur Chorus had the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Binghamton Senators hockey game on Dec. 17. Way to go! 
BCSD Wins National Award for Scenic Design image BCSD Wins National Award for Scenic Design
Binghamton High School’s production of 'Once Upon a Mattress' was awarded 1st Prize in a national contest sponsored by Kenmark Scenic Studios. The contest featured Best Use of a theatrical backdrop in a scenic design. Binghamton High School’s 2016 production of 'Once Upon a Mattress' was one of five national finalists. 
BHS Serling Players Put on "An Evening of One Act Comedies' image BHS Serling Players Put on "An Evening of One Act Comedies'
 BHS Serling Players performed 'An Evening of One Act Comedies' over the weekend to a packed house. They performed 'An Actors Nightmare' by Christopher Durang and '13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview' by Ian McWethy.  The performances were directed by Jennifer Corby. See a photo gallery of the performance here.  
Actress Returns to Binghamton Alma Mater image Actress Returns to Binghamton Alma Mater
Students at Binghamton High School got some insight into what it's like to pursue a career in theater from a Binghamton alum. Julia Motyka is a 1997 Binghamton graduate, known for her roles in The Kindergarten Shuffle and In The Family. Primarily a stage actress, she fell in love with the theater while still a student at Binghamton. Watch the story on WICZ 
Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop Finds New Home at BHS image Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop Finds New Home at BHS
This August the Summer Youth Musical Theatre Workshop presented four sold out performances of the hit international musical Les Miserables at the BHS Helen Foley Theatre. After almost 18 years at Binghamton University organizers of the three week musical theatre workshop were thrilled to take residency in their new home at Binghamton High School.  
Rod Serling Spring Dance Highlights image Rod Serling Spring Dance Highlights
Watch our newest video highlighting the Rod Serling Spring Dance Concert.  The students, under the direction of Chelsea Gavazzi performed on April 21.  Watch the video on our YouTube Channel. 
BHS Junior Wins Second Place in Prestigious Competition image BHS Junior Wins Second Place in Prestigious Competition
Binghamton High School junior Ethan Wetzel was awarded second place in the prestigious Southern Tier Music Teacher's Association (STMTA) Concerto Competition held at Binghamton University.  Wetzel performed on the Winners Concert on alto saxophone.  Congratulations! 
Steel Drum Band Performs in Baltimore image Steel Drum Band Performs in Baltimore
The Steel Drum Band, under the direction of Joel Smales, rocked it out in Baltimore this past weekend. Not only did the band sound amazing while performing….but the actions of the students at a baseball game and at a restaurant are to be commended. 
Media Arts students 3D print image Media Arts students 3D print
Mrs. Crans’ Media Arts class recently completed a unit of study focusing on 3D printing. Library intern, Mr. Roman taught students about the history of 3D printing, and discussed the implications of 3D printing in the future. Students then learned how to render a 3D model from a series of photographs, and how to draft a model using Tinkercad drafting software. Students were then able to print their work. A special thank you to Mrs.Sluzar and Mr. Roman for making this project possible! 
Two BHS Students Receive 100% on NYSSMA Solos image Two BHS Students Receive 100% on NYSSMA Solos
Congratulations to our two Binghamton High School choral students that received a 100% on their NYSSMA All-State solo this year.  Jonah Capani (11th grade) and Olivia Capozzi (10th grade) sang their All-State solo at the NYSSMA festival in Johnson City on April 15. Both students are members of the BHS Mixed Chorus and Concert Choir. Congratulations! 
IB Students Performed 'My Luke, The Iron Horse' image IB Students Performed 'My Luke, The Iron Horse'
Members of the BHS International Baccalaureate Theatre Class at BHS along with director Mrs. Koniuto and Producer Mr. Kassan pose with author Keith Van Derbeck after their performance of an original play - My Luke, The Iron Horse. the story of Lou Gehrig. 
Rod Serling School Dance Concert This Thursday image Rod Serling School Dance Concert This Thursday
Come see the Rod Serling School Dance Department Spring Dance Concert directed by Chelsea Gavazzi with lighting design by Lawrence Kassan this Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $5.  For more information call 762-8202.  
Watch Highlights from BHS Musical image Watch Highlights from BHS Musical
In case you missed it, you can watch a highlight reel from the BHS performance of Once Upon a Mattress on the BCSD YouTube Page 
West Middle School Jazz Musicians Jam at Lost Dog image West Middle School Jazz Musicians Jam at Lost Dog

This past Wednesday at the Lost Dog Jazz Jam, students from West Middle School jammed with the professional group Miles Ahead, directed by Mike Carbone. Their selection was ”When the Saints Go Marching In,” a tune they've been working on to develop improvisation technique, reinforce music theory chordal structure and form, and public performance confidence. 

 
BHS Students Chosen for BCMEA Music Honors Festival image BHS Students Chosen for BCMEA Music Honors Festival

Sophia Klin and Rita Cesare-DeGroat, ninth graders at BHS auditioned and were accepted to perform in the Broome County Music Educators Association (BCMEA) Music Honors Festival in a concert at Binghamton University in Feb. Congratulations on excellence in music!

 
BHS Senior Chosen for 10-12 BCMEA All County Chorus image BHS Senior Chosen for 10-12 BCMEA All County Chorus
Congratulations to BHS senior, Molly Hawley, who was chosen for the 10-12 BCMEA All County Chorus! Molly performed with the 10-12 All County Chorus at SUNY Binghamton’s Anderson Center on March 12th. Congratulations! 
East, West and BHS Students Participate in BCMEA 7-9 Orchestra image East, West and BHS Students Participate in BCMEA 7-9 Orchestra
Seven students from the East Middle School, West Middle School, and Binghamton High School Orchestra programs were selected to participate in the 2016 BCMEA 7-9 Orchestra Festival. 
District Art Show Showcases Art Programs at BCSD image District Art Show Showcases Art Programs at BCSD
The District Art Show took place March 3 and featured student artworks from students in K-12.  The pieces displayed exhibited all of the wonderful art programs that BCSD offers. The Middle School students at West created coloring book pages for visitors to join in and enjoy in the artistic experience. The art show will be on display for the month of March in Binghamton High School.  
BHS Presents Once Upon a Mattress image BHS Presents Once Upon a Mattress

The Rod Serling School of Fine Arts presents the musical ONCE UPON A MATTRESS on Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Helen Foley Theatre at Binghamton High School. You may have thought that you knew the story of "The Princess and the Pea," but did you know that the Princess Winnifred swam the moat to meet Prince Dauntless? Or that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night! The musical is a comedic spin on the classic fairy tale. ONCE UPON A MATTRESS is filled with music and dance, making it perfect for the entire family.

 
BHS Band Students Chosen to Perform in Music Honor Festival image BHS Band Students Chosen to Perform in Music Honor Festival
Eleven Binghamton High School band students auditioned and were accepted to perform in the Broome County Music Educators Association (BCMEA) Music Honors Festival hosted by BHS with a concert at Binghamton University in February.  Dr. Paula Holcomb, professor of music at SUNY Fredonia was the guest conductor.  Congratulations BHS musicians!
 
BHS Students Chosen for All State Festival  image BHS Students Chosen for All State Festival

Nine students from Binghamton High School were chosen for the 10-12 Area All State Festival this year. In order to be chosen for Area All State, students had to successfully perform a level 5 or 6 NYSSMA solo. 

 
Students from BCSD Perform in Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra image Students from BCSD Perform in Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra opened its 55th concert season with a winter concert at West Middle School on Jan. 17. Musicians from more than 20 school districts performed a spirited program including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Selections from Porgy and Bess and Fire of Anacapa.   
Davidge Choir Performs Carols at Rec Park image Davidge Choir Performs Carols at Rec Park

Binghamton High School’s Davidge Choir, under the direction of Jennifer Easley, had the opportunity to perform Holiday Carols at Recreation Park on Saturday evening, Dec. 19.  They were thrilled to be able to share the joy of the holidays with the community.

 
BHS Dance Department Performs at Home for the Holidays  image BHS Dance Department Performs at Home for the Holidays
On Dec. 4 students from Binghamton High School's Dance Department performed at Roberson Museum's 'Home for the Holidays' event.  The dancers were directed by Ms. Chelsea Gavazzi from the Rod Serling School of Fine Arts.   
New Video Montage of BHS Production of 'Barefoot in the Park' image New Video Montage of BHS Production of 'Barefoot in the Park'
Watch some highlights from this year's Binghamton High School performance of 'Barefoot in the Park' on the BCSD You Tube channel.  The video montage includes both casts of the play.   
West Middle teacher presents art show image West Middle teacher presents art show
West Middle School art teacher Joanne Arnold and her husband are holding an art exhibition at Atomic Tom's.  
BHS "Juice Blenders" Steel Drum Band performs in NYC, schedules upcoming performances image BHS "Juice Blenders" Steel Drum Band performs in NYC, schedules upcoming performances
The BHS “Juice Blenders” Steel Drum Band has had a very busy spring! They hosted clinics by some of the hottest names in steel drums – Liam Teague (thanks to BOCES Arts-in-Ed) presented a workshop and performed with our students and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra presented a private concert and fielded questions.
 
Fine Arts Events
Apr
11
BTA Rep Council Meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017
Apr
13
Rod Serling Dance Concert
Thu Apr 13 2017
Apr
14
Spring Recess- No School
Fri Apr 14 2017
to Fri Apr 21 2017
May
9
BTA Rep Council Meeting
Tue May 9 2017
May
14
May
31
A Taste of Broadway
Wed May 31 2017
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