Upcoming BES Music & Art Programs (2016-17 concert season):
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Winter Concert and Artwork Showcase: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:30pm at the BHS PAC.
Second and Third Grade Spring Concert and Artwork Showcase: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:30pm at the BHS PAC.
Fourth Grade Spring Concert/Art Show/Awards Program:Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:00pm at the BHS PAC. The progressive fives' classes also perform a holiday concert, but this concert is scheduled, prepared, and conducted by the Progressive Fives' teachers. It is usually in early December in the BES multipurpose room.
Programs in the 2015-2016 concert season included: The K/1st grade holiday concert: Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:30pm in the BHS PAC.
The 2nd/3rd grade Folk Songs Around the World concert and artwork showcase: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 6:30pm in the BHS PAC.
The 4th grade concert/awards ceremony: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:30pm in the BHS PAC.
Programs in the 2014-2015 concert season included: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Concert and Artwork Showcase: Wednesday, December 17 at the BHS PAC at 6:30 PM Students sang and performed several pieces with rhythm percussion and boomwhackers, as well as scarves and ribbons to demonstrate instrumentation/timbre in "Chinese Dance" from The Nutcracker
2nd/3rd Grade Spring Concert and Artwork Showcase: Tuesday, March 17 at the BHS PAC at 6:30 PM "A Portrait of a Day" This concert featured morning and evening songs, including class arrangements for Orff instruments and voice. We also enjoyed a rondo form piece with some improvised vocal solos.
4th Grade Concert/Awards Program: Thursday, May 14 at the BHS PAC at 6:30 PM. We enjoyed a lovely awards night. Musical selections included some African marimba ensemble selections, original student polyrhythm ostinato compositions in 6/8 meter, and recorder music with recorded accompaniments.
Programs in the 2013-2014 concert season included:
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Winter Concert: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 6:30PM at the BHS PAC. Students sang, performed on rhythm instruments and boomwhackers, and performed a scarf routine to illustrate musical phrasing.
Second and Third Grade Spring Folk Music Concert: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:30PM at the BHS PAC. Students sang and played a debut concert on the new Orff instruments (xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels).
Fourth Grade Spring Concert/Art Show/Awards: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:30PM at the BHS PAC. Students sang and performed several songs on Orff instruments, tubano drums, and African auxiliary percussion instruments. Our performance even featured a student composition. All songs were accompanied by student performers (not recordings)!
Programs in our 2012-2013 concert season included:
3rd and 4th Grade Halloween "caroling" for the Pre-kindergarten classes.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade Winter Concert: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the BHS PAC. Students sang, performed, and moved to thirteen songs!
Second and Third Grade Spring Multicultural Concert: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:30PM at the BHS PAC. Students sang and performed instruments on songs from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our 2nd grade students introduced some of our world instruments (purchased by an Innovation Grant from the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence), while our 3rd grade students played their recorders (provided by the BES PTO).
Fourth Grade Spring Concert/Art Show/Awards Program on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 6:30PM in the BHS PAC. Students sang and played recorders, drums and other rhythm instruments. They ended with a scarf routine to illustrate the musical concepts of pitch, phrasing, and dynamics.