On Saturday night the high school jazz bands, orchestras, choirs and bands performed for a packed house at the annual Pops Concert. With only an hour and a half to set up, the school was transformed into a three-stage performance venue with concessions and handmade posters recognizing all of the seniors in the music department. The event started with the 9-12 combined jazz bands in the cafeteria, moved to the gym for the 9-12 orchestras, followed by a trip to the auditorium for the 9-12 choirs and then back to the gym for the 9-12 bands. Throughout the evening you could hear selections from Bruno Mars, Beauty and the Beast, California Dreamin’, The Doors and more.
With more than 550 tickets sold, the event raised over $2,300 for our senior scholarships. Alumni of the Ballston Spa music program could be found in the audience, watching their siblings, children and even grandchildren perform songs that they recognized and some even played “back in the day.”
We would like to thank everyone for supporting the event including Superintendent Ken Slentz and Board of Education President Jason Fernau.
If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship fund, please send a check payable to: BSCSD
The check memo or attached letter should reference: Music Dept. Scholarships #SCH102
Checks should be mailed to:
Ballston Spa CSD
Attn: Deb Carminati
220 Ballston Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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