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.
Bayport-Blue Point High School Student to Perform at NAfME
The district congratulates student-musician Airlea D., who was chosen to perform with the National Association for Music Education All-National Mixed Chorus. Airlea is only one of 14 students in Suffolk County and 250 in the country to be awarded this honor.
Airlea received high ratings on her classical and jazz New York State School Music Association solos during the past few years. In December 2021, Airlea was selected to perform in the NYSSMA All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble in Rochester. This year, she will be traveling to National Harbor, Maryland from Nov. 4-6 to prepare and perform in the NAfME All-National Mixed Chorus alongside the country’s most high-achieving music students.
Top Notes for Bayport-Blue Point Students
The Music Department is pleased to announce that music students were selected to represent the District in the New York State School Music Association All-State, Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Jazz and the NYS Council of Administrators of Music Education/SCMEA All-County festivals.
Alexandra V., a soprano, was selected as a NYSSMA All-State alternate. If chosen to participate, she will attend the NYSSMA All-State Winter Conference Honors Ensembles, to be held in Rochester on Dec. 1-4. More than 6,800 students from across the state auditioned for a spot in the NYSSMA ensembles.
The SCMEA All-County Jazz Festival will be held on Nov. 5 at East Islip High School. There are also three rehearsals through the end of October and the beginning of November for this prestigious concert performance. Students selected to attend are: Airlea D. - Vocal Jazz alto; Logan C. - Vocal Jazz bass; Alexandra V. - Vocal Jazz soprano; Alexander V.- instrumental Jazz piano; Anthony V. - instrumental jazz trumpet/cornet; and Zane C. - instrumental jazz trombone.
Music students Airlea D. -Mixed Chorus, soprano 1 and Symphonic Band, bassoon; Logan C. - Mixed Chorus, bass; Cadence C. - Treble Choir, alto 1 and Alexandra V. - Mixed Chorus, soprano 1 have been selected to perform in the NYSCAME/SCMEA High School All-County Concert, to be held on Nov. 18 at Half Hollow Hills High School East.
The District congratulates the students on this outstanding accomplishment and extends best wishes for success at these concerts.
District Shows Appreciation for Board of Education Trustees
Students, faculty and members of the community showed appreciation to members of the Board of Education during the public meeting held on Oct. 25 in honor of National School Board Appreciation Week.
Prior to district business, each of the elementary school principals accompanied students, who delivered gifts to the trustees on behalf of peers. The Music Department also delivered the gift of music with performances by the combined John Wilson Young Middle School and Bayport-Blue Point High School Jazz Band, the Bayport-Blue Point High School jazz Choir and Bayport-Blue Point High School Jazz Band.
Superintendent Dr. Timothy Hearney thanked the trustees for their volunteer efforts. “Your amount of time put into the district can’t be measured,” he said.