Fine Arts Newletter

November 2022

Congratulations All-State Musicians!

50 of our BPS High School musicians participated in the Montana All-State Honor band, orchestra and choir on October 19-21. After just two days of practice, they put on a gala concert on Friday night in Bozeman's new Gallatin High School. We are so proud of you all!

Say Cheese!

Conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong took the time for a photo with Senior High choir students!

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Post Concert Pride

Big smiles from Skyview students after a great concert!

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Artwork inspired by the Moon

Ben Steele had a first annual Moon Viewing event on October 10th. Students and families showed up from 7 to 9pm with telescopes to watch the moon.Karla Ferguson’s

6th grade Art classes collaborated with an art display of Moon Phases artwork.

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Senior High Choir - Madrigal Dinner

Tickets to Senior's annual event are $30 each and will be on sale November 2 thru 16. The meal includes a salad and roll, stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes, and turtle brownie dessert. The show, Follow Me in Merry Measure by Jim and Jane Jeffries, tells the story of a servant named Sofia who attempts to infiltrate the notorious Baroque Chorale in an attempt to stop their endless fundraisers and dramatic show-choir renditions of Christmas Carols. Madrigal Dinner will start at 6:30pm on December 1 & 2 at King of Glory Lutheran Church, which is located at 4125 Grand Ave. Call (406) 281-5483 to reserve your tickets!

First performances!

October included numerous school concerts...

even concerts by students who've played their instrument for less than two months!!

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Ben Steele 6th grade band & orchestra

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November Events

  • Tuesday, November 1, 7:00pm - Senior High Orchestra Concert
  • Tuesday, November 1, 7:00pm - Skyview High Orchestra Concert
  • Tuesday, November 1, 7:00pm - West High Orchestra (with Ben Steele & Will James 8th gr)
  • Friday, November 4, 9:30am - BPS 2nd graders attend "Paddington Bear" at the ABT
  • Monday, November 7, 7:00pm - Castle Rock Orchestra Concert
  • Monday, November 7, 7:00pm - Lewis & Clark 7/8th Band & Orchestra Concert
  • Monday, November 7, 7:00pm - Ben Steel 7/8th Band & Orchestra Concert
  • Tuesday, November 8, 7:30pm - West High Band Concert
  • Thursday, November 10, 2:15pm - Poly Drive 4/5th Veterans Concert
  • Friday, November 11, 9:00am - Broadwater 4/5th Veterans Concert
  • Friday, November 11, 2:00pm - Washington 4/5th Veterans Concert
  • Friday, November 11, 2:15pm - Arrowhead 4/5th Veterans Concert
  • Mon-Tues, November 14-15, Bozeman & Great Falls - AA Choir Festivals
  • Friday, November 18 - Nutcracker Ballet tour of elementary schools
  • Monday, November 21, 7:00pm - Lewis & Clark 7/8th Orchestra Concert
  • Monday, November 21, 7:00pm - Will James Band Concert
  • Thursday, December 1, 5:30pm - Heights & West B Honor Choirs @ Lincoln Center
  • Th & Fri, Dec 1 & 2, 6:00pm - Senior High Madrigal Dinner @ King of Glory Lutheran
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8th graders at Will James give a performance of Thriller for Halloween!

Standout Student Awards - October

Arts Without Boundaries awards 40 High School Seniors in Yellowstone County as

"Standout Students" in the visual and performing arts throughout the school year.

Here are the BPS winners from last month!

Elementary Trimester

November includes the end of the first trimester for elementary students. This includes first trimester assessments for each K-5 grade level. Click here to see the I-Can statements that appear on the report card for the elementary students. They receive either a P (Proficient), NP (Nearing Proficient) or E (Emerging) depending upon how they perform on the various assessments tied to the specific skill. All EGMI teachers do one common assessment and then it's up to each to determine how they further assess the skill so that there are at least two data points before determining each student's proficiency level.

Happy Thanksgiving

Here are just some of the things our Fine Arts staff are thankful for!
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Skyview High Choir - Holiday Feast

Tickets to Skyview's annual event are $30 each and will be on sale November 28 - December 6. This year's feast, entitled "Winter Wonderland," includes a catered meal and performances by Skyview Chorale and Chamber Choirs, as well as solos and small ensembles. Don't miss this enchanting evening in the Skyview Commons, beginning at 6:30pm on December 9 & 10. Call (406) 281-5292 to reserve your tickets!

Local dancers perform!

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Get your tickets to the full production of The Nutcracker (3 shows) over Thanksgiving weekend at the Alberta Bair Theater website or in person at the box office. See local dancers and professionals from the San Diego ballet perform to live music by the Billlings Symphony.

Have a wonderful November!

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Original watercolor by Senior High art teacher Kimberly Jette