BPS Fine Arts Newsletter

December 2022

Happy Holidays!

We've made it to the final month of 2022! Hang on for a wild ride with so many Holiday concerts and events. And then enjoy a well-deserved break before we hit the ground running in 2023.

Here are a few pictures of last month's events!

West High Orchestra Concert with Ben Steele & Will James 8th grade orchestras

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AA Choir Festival - November 14 & 15

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Billings Senior & Skyview traveled to Bozeman to join Belgrade, Bozeman and Gallatin High Schools.

Billings West traveled to Great Falls to join CMR, Great Falls High and Helena Capital High Schools.

Veterans Day Programs

Nutcracker Ballet Tour

On Friday, November 18th, the Billings School of Classical Ballet brought 26 young dancers on tour to 6 BPS elementary schools. Students were treated to a shortened version of the classic "Nutcracker Ballet" with familiar music by Tchaikovsky.
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Deck the Hall!

Thanks to Artists at Ben Steele, Lewis & Clark and Medicine Crow, the Lincoln Center Auditorium foyer has been dressed up for the Holiday season!
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Christmas at Pointillism - MC 7/8th

Kandinsky-inspired Artwork - BS 6th

Line Design & Color Theory - L&C 6-8th

"Creating Culture" - Yellowstone Art Museum

From December 3rd through January 8th, our BPS Middle School Art students have their work on display at the YAM! This exhibit, entitled "Creating Culture" explores a multitude of mediums and meanings. Check out the exhibit anytime the YAM is open.

The reception for students and families will be held on Thursday, January 5th from 5-7pm.

Reception - 7/8th Grade Art Exhibit

Thursday, Jan. 5th 2023 at 5-7pm

401 North 27th Street

Billings, MT

Heights Girls & West B Girls Honor Choirs performed at the Lincoln Center on December 1st

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Senior High Choir - Annual Madrigal Dinner

Students sang and performed a play called "Follow Me in Merry Measure" while guests enjoyed stuffed porkchops catered by Basil and Bloom. This 13th Century style dinner theater is an annual event that many in our community look forward to kicking off the Holiday season.
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McKinley Elementary students sing at Billings Clinic

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December Events:

  • Sat, Dec 3 - Sun, Jan 8 - "Creating Culture" 7/8th Grade Art Show - YAM
  • Monday, Dec 5, 7:00pm - Castle Rock Choir Concert
  • Monday, Dec 5, 7:00pm - Lewis & Clark 7/8th Grade Choir Concert
  • Monday, Dec 5, 7:00pm - Medicine Crow Orchestra Concert
  • Monday, Dec 5, 7:00pm - Riverside Orchestra Concert
  • Tuesday, Dec 6, 5:30pm - Boys & West A Girls Honor Choir Concert - Lincoln Center
  • Tuesday, Dec 6, 7:00pm - Riverside Band Concert
  • Wednesday, Dec 7, 5:30pm - Honor Orchestra Concert - Lincoln Center
  • Thursday, Dec 8, 7:00pm - Ben Steele Choir Concert
  • Thursday, Dec 8, 7:00pm - Castle Rock Band Concert
  • Thursday, Dec 8, 7:00pm - Medicine Crow Band Concert
  • Thursday, Dec 8, 7:00pm - Riverside Choir Concert
  • Thursday, Dec 8, 7:00pm - Will James Orchestra Concert
  • Fri & Sat, Dec 9 & 10 - 6:30pm - Skyview Holiday Music Feast - Commons
  • Monday, Dec 12 - Highland Holiday Programs
  • Monday, Dec 12, 7:00pm - Lewis & Clark 6th Grade Holiday Concert
  • Monday, Dec 12, 7:00pm - Skyview High Holiday Concert I
  • Monday, Dec 12, 7:00pm - West High Holiday Concert I
  • Tuesday, Dec 13, 10:30am - Newman Independent Living Class Holiday Program
  • Tuesday, Dec 13, 7:00pm - Senior High Choir Concert
  • Tuesday, Dec 13, 5:30-7:30pm - Skyview High Senior Art Gallery/Reception
  • Tuesday, Dec 13, 7:00pm - Skyview High Holiday Concert II
  • Wednesday, Dec 14 - McKinley Holiday Programs
  • Wednesday, Dec 14 - Ponderosa Holiday Programs
  • Th, Fri, & Sat, Dec 15, 16 & 17, 7:00pm - "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose" by Skyview Theatre
  • Thursday, Dec 15 - Boulder Holiday Programs
  • Thursday, Dec 15 - Meadowlark Holiday Programs
  • Thursday, Dec 15, 7:00pm - Medicine Crow Choir Concert
  • Thursday, Dec 15, 7:00pm - Senior High Band Concert
  • Thursday, Dec 15 - Rose Park Holiday Programs
  • Thursday, Dec 15, 7:00pm - West High Holiday Concert II
  • Friday, Dec 16 - Alkali Creek Holiday Programs
  • Friday, Dec 16 - Arrowhead Holiday Programs
  • Friday, Dec 16 - Burlington Holiday Programs
  • Friday, Dec 16 - Meadowlark Holiday Programs
  • Saturday, Dec 17, 9:45am-3:00pm - BPS Holiday Music at Rimrock Mall**
  • Monday, Dec 19 - Central Heights Holiday Programs
  • Monday, Dec 19 - Eagle Cliffs Holiday Programs
  • Monday, Dec 19, 7:00pm - Will James Choir Concert
  • Tuesday, Dec 20 - Big Sky Holiday Programs
  • Tuesday, Dec 20 - Burlington Holiday Programs
  • Tuesday, Dec 20 - Newman Holiday Programs
  • Tuesday, Dec 20 - Poly Drive Holiday Programs
  • Tuesday, Dec 20, 7:00pm - Senior High Orchestra Concert
  • Tuesday, Dec 20 - Skyview High Music Tour of Heights Schools
  • Wednesday, Dec 21 - Bench Holiday Programs
  • Wednesday, Dec 21 - Washington Holiday Programs
  • Thursday, Dec 22 - Broadwater Holiday Programs

You can always find the most up-to-date calendar of events on the Fine Arts page of wwww.billingsschools.org

**Holiday Music at Rimrock Mall

Come to the Mall on December 17th from 9:45am-3:00pm and enjoy music from the following groups:

  • Ben Steele band, choir & orchestra
  • Lewis & Clark orchestra
  • Will James choir & orchestra
  • Castle Rock choir
  • Medicine Crow fiddle club
  • MSUB saxophone quartet

A couple of family-friendly events in our community:

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Are those my teachers??

Do you ever wonder what your teachers do in their "spare time?" Many of them are involved in the fine arts scene in our Billings community. If you're lucky enough to see the Billings Studio Theater's production of "Beauty and the Beast," you may recognize a few faces on stage.

(There are also LOTS of BPS employees & students involved on stage, back stage and in the pit!)

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Casey Visser (Career Center) as Cogsworth & Travis Kuehn as Lumiere

Nathan Williams (Ben Steele) as Shepherd & Ben Bishop (Senior High) as Baker

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Standout Student Awards - November

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!

Wigglesworth wishes you and yours Happy Holidays!