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Congratulations to the Concert Strings and Concert Choir for receiving Gold Medals at the MICCA Festival and to the Junior and Senior bands for receiving Bronze Medals.
Many Successes This Jazz Competition Season!
The BLS Big Band received a gold medal at the Norwood Jazz Classic on February 17. They received their second Gold Medal of the season at the MAJE Cape Cod District Festival on March 2. Outstanding Musician awards went to Warren Thompson, Mike Raleigh and Dan Moreno. Warren Thompson also received the MVP for Division I. The Big Band won a third gold medal at the State Jazz Finals held at Framingham High School on March 19th. Awards for outstanding musicianship went to Parker Wilson and Warren Thompson. The Berklee High School Jazz Festival went well (despite a fire alarm going off in the middle of the performance!): the band was recognized for fifteen years of participation and Willens Jean-Jules received the Outstanding Player award for the band.
Congratulations to the BLS Big Band
for their gold medal at the State Jazz Finals! In addition, awards for outstanding musicianship went to Parker Wilson and Warren Thompson. The band will perform at the Hatch Shell Gold Medal Showcase on Sunday, May 15th at 12:45 pm.
BLS Theatre Company Presents The Realm
Each year BLS Theatre Company competes in the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Festival. This year BLS has brought The Realm by Sarah Myers to the Guild Festival. The Realm revolves around a young girl, Kansas, in a dark future where the human race has moved underground with limited resources. Here the air steals away language tied with desire and replaces it with its own version of language. Come see the struggle between Kansas and the forces of The Realm at 3:30 pm on Friday, March 18 at BLS or at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 19 at Weston High School as part of the Semi-Finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Festival.
Jazz Competitions– Support the BLS Big Band!
The BLS big-band started off the season with a great showing at the Norwood Jazz Classic, winning their first gold medal of the season. Here are some more opportunities to hear the jazz band perfom coming up:
Cape Cod Coastal Jazz Festival – Wednesday, March 2, Falmouth MA – Details to follow. This event includes high schools in the eastern part of Massachusetts and determines eligibility to compete at the State Jazz Competition (March 19th in Framingham).
Berklee High School Jazz Festival – Saturday, March 5, Hynes Convention Center, Boston – The 43rd annual festival is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and features high school ensembles from all around the country. Big bands, combos and vocal jazz ensembles perform and compete throughout the day. This is a wonderful event for all ages, especially younger students interested in jazz. Last year BLS took home a bronze medal and an outstanding musicianship award for Matt Pitts. The BLS Big Band – will be performing at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 5th. And it's free all day