Music and Art Deparment News & Pictures
Here you will find news, articles and pictures capturing the accomplishments of Bayport-Blue Point's music and art students.
Hitting the High Notes
Based on their musical talents and academic successes, nine Bayport-Blue Point High School students have been recognized as premier musicians and invited to participate in this year’s All-State and All-County music festivals.
Students Alisa Barsch (Soprano), Shannon Conrad (Soprano II Alternate), Kevin Polanish (Cello) and Connor Teague (Tenor Alternate) have been named All-State student-musicians and were invited to participate in the 2017 NYSSMA All-State Conference to be held in Rochester, New York from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.
Additionally, students Aidan Conklin (Bass I), Shannon Conrad (Soprano II), Julia Johnson (Alto II), Antonio Martinez (Bass I and Bass Clarinet), Emily Phua (Clarinet III), Kevin Polanish (Cello), Graceann Sulima (French Horn IV) and Connor Teague (Tenor I) were named All-County student musicians and are slated to perform at Hauppauge High School on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. alongside other selected musicians.
Homecoming pictures submitted by Debbie Schaller - thank you!
William's "Chalk the Walk" Family Fun Day
JWYMS Students' Artwork Displayed At The BBP Library (October)
BBPHS Music Students Take The Big Stage!
Two students from the HS music program have been selected to perform with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Patchogue Theatre! Congratulations to Andrey Dagayev and Jacob Lurie for this distinct honor! Their jazz instructor, Mr. Sarling stated “This is the second consecutive year that Andrey and Jacob were asked to perform with this famous touring group. It is a surreal moment to see your students perform with some of the top musicians in the world; a proud moment that as an educator I will cherish forever with their families!”
Andrey, a member of Mr. Johnson’s Symphony Orchestra and Jacob a member of Mr. Sarling’s Symphonic Band, both participate in the BBP HS Jazz Ensemble. Jacob performed the famous tenor saxophone duet from “In The Mood” in front of a packed house on October 29.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra travels world-wide, 48 weeks out of the year, performing 5-6 shows a week in a new venue each night. The ensemble has been touring since 1946 and has not stopped! They truly put on an amazing show!
A Blue Point Elementary Tradition!
In November of 2017 the Blue Point Fire Department held their annual fire safety poster contest. Mrs. Gayer and Mr. Brandt, the Blue Point Elementary School art teachers, assisted the firefighters by having the children complete their works of art during their weekly art classes. All students in each grade level, Kindergarten through 5th, created a poster illustrating an important fire safety tip for a chance to win a ride home from school on a fire truck. Each school year the students look forward to this Blue Point tradition and put forth a lot of effort into completing their entries.
As usual, this was an incredible event. Several winners from each grade level were selected. It was so much fun watching the children climb aboard the Blue Point Fire Department vehicles with their proud parents and teachers waving and their cameras flashing! The following students won the grand prize:
KD - Tristan David
KD - Lily Stensaker
KLT - Sean Mattimore
1DS - Ella Ferraro
1S - Quinn Watson
1S - Ava Raynor
2AM - Sophia Agostino
2AM - Logan David
2H - Scarlett Flood-Baldassare
3RS - Gabriel Harrison
3B - Sarah Benedict
3B - Joseph Watson III
4KS - Valentina Torres
4KS - Abigail Pennica
4F - Abby Hendershot
5LS - Delaney Bowen
5L - Lily Carrabis
5L - Shane Duerr
Equally amazing to the children’s’ works of art is the time the BPFD volunteers take out of their personal lives to keep this tradition alive! A HUGE thank you to them for applauding the artists and getting them home happy and safe for this exciting prize! We appreciate you!
Jazz Night pictures submitted by Debbie Schaller - thank you!