Baldwin Friends of Music and Arts


Welcome Back!

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. We've had a great start to the school year. The students have been busy, the teachers have been busy and we've been busy. We are starting off this new year with a new name. We are excited to be called Baldwin Friends of Music and Arts. We will continue to advocate for the fine and performing arts within the district and we look forward to working closely with the art teachers throughout this year.

Summer Arts Program Recap

The summer arts program was a great success this year. Over 150 students in grades 3 - 11 attended the Summer Music and Art program. We opened a second art section to accommodate the high demand. This program is a terrific way to provide enrichment to our students. Thanks to the School District for this partnership.
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Welcome Mr. Poprilo

We are proud to welcome our new Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Andre H. Poprilo. Thanks to the hard work of many in our community the Director of Fine and Performing Arts position now includes all grade levels in our district.

Mr. Poprilo is a graduate of the F.H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in N.Y.C. and was a choral director and general music teacher in Community School District 29 in Queens and Hempstead N.Y. Mr. Poprilo was previously the District Coordinator of Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Foreign Language for the Wappingers Central School District, and Assistant Principal and District Coordinator of Fine and Technical Arts for Copiague schools. He has a M.S. from Touro College and a M.M. and B.M. from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

National Arts Education Week

Baldwin High School students celebrated National Arts Education Week by raising awareness for the visual arts. From September 16th through the 18th High Schooler's work was exhibited in the Lobby of the School. The students also held a locker decorating contest, created pins, and designed a mural in support of the week long awareness campaign.

Band Day

The Annual Homecoming/Band Day was held on October 17. Many fans came out to root on our Baldwin Bruins in the Homecoming game and support our 6th, 7th & 8th grade bands along with the entire High School band. Over 200 students performed during the halftime show.
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Student Achievements

BHS Student Named Scholar-Artist

Baldwin HS Senior Catherine Sweeney has been selected as one of 20 Scholar-Artists for excellence in both academics and the arts by the Long Island Arts Alliance for the 2015-16 school year. A kick-off event at Half Hollow Hills HS East was held on Sept. 9th to take the photos for Newsday, and an end-if-year reception will be held in the spring at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the C.W. Post campus. Look for Catherine's photo and profile in Newsday during the school year!

Congratulations to our All-State Members

Barak Isaac – Wind Ensemble

Shirajh Mullen – Symphonic Band

Philip Orselli – Wind Ensemble

Michaela Barnett, – Mixed Chorus

Catherine Sweeney– Mixed Chorus

Daelyn Jorif– Mixed Chorus

Danielle Davis – Alternate (violin/cello)

Outstanding Performance

Sierra Wojtczack, 16 years old, junior in Baldwin High School, closed the evening of the Baldwin High School Honors Concert with a chamber orchestra piece she composed, arranged and conducted. The work is titled "A promise of hope".

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Upcoming Events

Baldwin Friends of Music and Arts Meeting

Monday, Nov. 9th, 7:30pm

841 Ethel T Kloberg Drive

Baldwin, NY

In the HS Choir Room

High School Musical - Anything Goes

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 4pm to Saturday, Nov. 21st, 9pm

841 Ethel T Kloberg Drive

Baldwin, NY

Thursday 4pm

Friday 7:30pm (come visit the FOMA bake sale table)

Saturday 2pm and 7:30pm (come visit the FOMA bake sale table)

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Contact Us

Become a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member of Baldwin Friends of Music and Arts, please fill out the membership form that is attached and return it to us.