Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts at BPS

Billerica Public Schools proudly offer comprehensive fine arts programming for all students — kindergarten through senior year — at each of our schools. We offer a wide range of programs during the regular school day, as well as numerous after-school programs.

Elementary school students receive visual art and general music on a regular schedule. In fourth grade, students may elect to participate in band or string orchestra lessons once per week. Our middle and high schools offer a broad spectrum of visual and performing arts classes. Visual arts courses include painting, drawing, illustration, computer graphics, and 3-D sculpture. Performing arts classes include concert and marching bands, chamber singers, acapella and concert choir, string orchestra, piano, music theory, theatre tech, and acting.

The Billerica School District’s focus on support for student success is augmented by district-level enrichment opportunities such as art shows, concerts, exhibitions, recitals, district honor bands, honor orchestras and honor choirs and Massachusetts theater festivals. We support vigorous relationships with various state and national organizations including National Association for Music Education, Massachusetts Music Educators Association, and Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild.

The Billerica Public School District is committed to the education of the whole child and as a component of that education believes that:

  • Every student should have basic knowledge, skills, and appreciation of the fine arts.

  • A quality arts education program will enable students to develop self-esteem, self-discipline, self-motivation, and cooperation necessary for success in life.


BMHS ALUMNI BAND NIGHT INFORMATION

FRIDAY OCTOBER 14TH - BMHS STADIUM

Hello BMHS Band Alumni.

We are happy to announce that on Friday, October 14, 2022 we will be hosting our first ever Band Alumni Night at BMHS. At this game against Acton-Boxborough, we will be having interested Band Alumni perform stand music along with the present 22-23 Band members. Report time for this game is 6:15 PM in the BMHS Band Room.

There are 2 Alumni music rehearsals scheduled to help you prepare for game night.

Alumni Band Rehearsals:

· Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 PM BMHS Band Room

· Wednesday October 12, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 PM BMHS Band Room

It is highly recommended (not required) that you attend at least 1 evening rehearsal to become familiar with our present stand tunes and game procedures. Paper copies of the music will also be passed out at these rehearsals.

Hopefully many of you might still have your instruments, however, we will have a limited number of instruments that you can borrow on a first come first serve basis. If we can provide you with an instrument, it may be picked up at the first scheduled Alumni rehearsal. If you borrow an instrument you may need your own mouthpiece as there are only a few to be borrowed. Do not forget that you should have a flip folder (or some device to hold your music) and lyre for your instrument as we do not have the Color Guard holding music any longer!!!

In order to prepare for your participation, we will need to know in advance, if you will be attending the game and what instrument you will be playing, if you have your own instrument or do you hope to borrow one, and if you think you will be attending any of the evening rehearsals.

Once you sign up and provide the needed information, we will email you your music and confirmation that we have an instrument for you.

All performing Alumni will enter the stadium with the Band. Unfortunately, any Alumni not performing will need to purchase a ticket at the gate and sit with the spectators in the bleachers. Only Band performers will be seated in chairs on the track. Please be aware that our bleachers and parking on campus fill up very quickly during home games!

STEP 1 - CLICK ON THE SIGNUP LINK BELOW!

Alumni Night Sign Up


STEP 2 - GET YOUR PEP BAND MUSIC BY CLICKING ON THE GOOGLE FOLDER LINK BELOW

Music/Fingering Chart Folder


Additional questions should email - Elaine Winchell - ewinchell@billericak12.com



V&P Arts Calendar

For up-to-date information on Performances and Events

Visual & Performing Arts Calendar (new tab)

V&P Arts Calendar iCal

Use this address to add it to your iPhone's calendar

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/billericak12.com_23hj3bqgk01buoebpd29fpa6s8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

Billerica Public Schools is a proud NAMM Foundation recognized Best Community for Music Education District

We are excited to begin the school year and continue offering the students and community of Billerica a robust Visual & Performing Arts program!

Please stay informed through the following channels of communication:

Visual & Performing Arts Homepage

https://www.billericak12.com/departments/visual-performing-arts

Performing Arts Parent Organization

Billerica Friends of Music Homepage

Twitter: @BillericaArts

Upcoming Theater Performances at Billerica Memorial High School

Into the Woods

November 17-19, 2022

Reserved Seating for this performance

Tickets are available starting September 23rd!

https://billericafinearts.ludus.com