A Holiday EXTRAVAGANZA featuring every member of the Batavia High School Music department in a 60 minute GRAND made for streaming concert event. Premiering Thanksgiving weekend, this event is sure to kick off your season in a way you didn’t imagine possible. Unable to watch the premiere? On Demand and Blu-ray available for purchase.
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Today we talk to members of Bravo Amici about their experiences performing in and out of the pandemic and their history. We also discuss humanity and their experience performing for royalty!
Batavia Elementary Choral Festival March 12, 2022 Guest Clinician: Peter Barsch Elementary Chorus Directors: Laura Bankemper Katie Carlson Mary Jensen Justin Knautz Jamie VanMersbergen Walt Zimmer Festival Accompanist: Melinda Rudy The Festival Chorus Songs will be selected from the following list: Star Spangled Banner………….………… Music attributed to J.S. Smith, Words by Francis Scott Key Duct Tape…..………………………………. Words and Music by Mark Burrows Triple Play………………………………….. by John Jacobson and John Higgins Take Me Out to the Ball Game ................ by Jack Norworth For Good…………………………………… Words and Music by Stephen Schwartz Arranged by Tom Anderson Star Canon………………..………………. Words from Firefly by Li Po Music by Mary Goetze Zangelewa (Waka Waka)……………….. Traditional Cameroon arranged by Will Schmid
6th Grade Chorus *John Henry -Rollo Dillworth * Circle Round the Moon - Mark Heirholzer * Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride - arr. Mac Huff 7th Grade Chorus * Can You Hear -Jim Papoulis * The Jaberwocky -Carolyn Jennings * Blue Skies -Irving Berlin arr. Roger Emerson 8th Grade Chorus * Bonse Aba -Victor C. Johnson * Kimineero (The Carrion Crow) -Linda Spevacek *Shine Like Stars -Pink Zebra
The Rotolo Middle School Music Department Proudly Presents... “Music in our Schools Month” Concert March 1, 2022 7:00 pm Batavia Fine Arts Centre Rob Buckley and Keith Ozsvath, Conductors Seventh Grade Band The Screaming Eagles.....................John Edmondson Dance of the Tumblers.....................Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/Arr. Jim Curnow Frogs................................................Randall Standridge Eighth Grade Band Falcon Fanfare................................Brian Balmages Shaker Variants...............................Elliot Del Borgo Fiero................................................Stephen Hodges
Join our Elite Feet dance company dancers as they perform at our annual winter showcase. Cheer them on as they showcase their upcoming Competition Season routines. Routines include solos, duets and group dances in lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap and musical theater. Dancers ranging in age 8–17 are thrilled to be performing live on the big stage under the lights again!
2nd Grade “Oceans of Fun”.....Jill & Michael Gallina “All About Sharks”.....Jill & Michael Gallina “Here Come the Lobsters”…..Jill & Michael Gallina 1st Grade “A Whale of a Tale”…..Jill & Michael Gallina “Arm in Arm with an Octopus”…..Jill & Michael Gallina “Sea Turtle Swish”…..Jill & Michael Gallina 3rd Grade “The Penguin Quartet”.....based on the book by Peter Arrhenius, Illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius “Scoo be Doo” Song…..Susie Davies-Splitter and Phil Splitter JBN Chorus “Yellow Submarine”.....The Beatles “Loch Lomond”.....Scottish Folk Song (words attributed to Lady John Scott) “A Great Big Sea”.....Newfoundland Folk Song
"The Winter Wonderland concert is a new musical concert brought to you by the Batavia High School Music Department performed in the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. This concert features our finest musical ensembles in band, choir, and orchestra, as well as our a cappella choir Chromatics. Each group performs an expanded set of holiday classics and modern-takes on old favorites. Once we're all done with those groups - we will perform with all the musicians together in a holiday extravaganza! Join us with in a new tradition and the best way to kick off the Holiday season!"
An iconic singer-songwriter gets a brand-new sound in CAROLE’S KINGS, the world’s first all-male Carole King tribute. With lush orchestrations, witty banter, and a cast of New York stage veterans, CAROLE’S KINGS is a dynamic act jam-packed with chart-topping sensations such as “The Locomotion,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and many more.
It's time for some chuckles, chortles, and guffaws. Witness the magic of the BHS improv troupe as they reunite for a LIVE audience! Come for a night of fun as you witness our troupe take on their own unique form of improvisation!
Concert Orchestra Hunger Games - James Newton Howard, arr. Robert Longfield Danse Diabolique - James Uhl This is Halloween - Danny Elfman, arr. James Kazik Sinfonietta Orchestra Music from Coco - Michael Giacchino, arr. Larry Moore Drifen - Shirl Jae Atwell The Corpse Bride - Danny Elfman, arr. Douglas E. Wagner Symphony Orchestra The Labyrinth and the Mad King - Zach Wallmark Voices in the Shadows - Brian Balmages Emerald Falcon - Richard Meyer Philharmonic Orchestra Day of Wrath - Giuseppe Verdi, arr. Deborah Baker Monday October - Eric Whitacre Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saëns
Batavia Choir Wednesday, October 6th - 6:00pm Chromatics Run to You - Pentatonix & Ben Bram Chorale A Jerusalem - Charles H.H. Parry; Text: William Blake; Arr. Carl Strommen Don’t Be Seen - Stuart Chapman Hill Chorale B Lascia Ch’io Pianga - G. F. Handel, arr. Henry Leck Pretty Saro - Traditional Appalachian Folksong, Arr. Nancy Boone Allsbrook & Glenda Goodin Varsity Choir Bring Me Little Water Silvy - Huddie Ledbetter, arr. Moira Smiley Weep No More - David N. Childs; Text adapted from John Keats Treble Choir Las Amarillas - Traditional Mexican; arr. Stephen Hatfield My Romance - Richard Rodgers; Text: Lorenz Hart; arr. Kirby Shaw Chamber Singers Spiritual - Ysaye M. Barnwell The Rose - Ola Gjeilo; Text: Christina Rossetti Daemon Irrepit Callidus - György Orbán
Batavia Bands - Pops Concert Tuesday, October 5th - 7:00pm Symphonic Band Music for a Darkened Theatre - Danny Elfman, arr. Michael Brown The Star Wars Saga - John Williams, arr. Michael Story Concert Band Muppet Show Theme - Jim Henson & Sam Pottle, arr. Frank D. Cofield Carole King Portrait - Carole King, arr. John Cacavas Wind Ensemble Beauty and the Beast - Howard Ashman & Allan Menken, arr. John Moss Highlights from “Wicked” - Stephen Schwartz, arr. Michael Brown Wind Symphony The Olympic Spirit - John Williams, arr. James Curnow Wizard of Oz - Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg, arr. James Barnes
Tune in to the student-directed, student-written, and student-produced movies from the Theatre Arts Independent Study class from Batavia High School. Four strong young BHS women use the power of storytelling to share their perspectives about life, relationships, moving on, and the future. These movies represent a semester of learning the art of movie-making in a difficult environment. This event will stream in the video player above at 7:00 PM on July 20. “Olive and Isaac” (written and directed by Vivien Cohen): Olive: Ava Little Isaac: Desert McGarr New Technician: Venessa Plourde Head Technician: Allison McPeak “The Nightmare” (written and directed by Ava Little): Valerie: Venessa Plourde Mom: Allison McPeak Jessica Fitz: Vivien Cohen Bridget: Chloe Nelson Stacy: Ashlyn Garrity Nightmare Figure: Ivan Pynn Ms. Baker: Violet McCann Extras: Clara Patterson, Gemma Cohen, TJ Borre, Josiah Daneels, Tatjana Litow “Til the End of Time” (written and directed by Allison McPeak): Mary: Venessa Plourde Addie: Vivien Cohen Kate: Ava Little “Without Further Ado” (written and directed by Venessa Plourde): Eddie: Ava Little Mom: Allison McPeak
Wait a minute, wait a minute…we’re not going to let a pandemic hold us back! The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students of Batavia are going to virtually perform for you! Starting on May 13, the students across the district will be performing hit songs that are fun for the whole family! It will be available for two weeks on the BFAC website. We know you will love this virtual performance where we will, “Spread Joy, Not Germs!
Program Order Prelude chamber music Duet: Kate Bonnet, Aisling McGrath Quartet: Luke Shimizu, Micah Shimizu, Molly Autenrieth, Delia Bonnet Concert Orchestra “Cellos Ole!” by Richard Meyer “Alborada” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Deborah Baker Monday “Warrior Legacy” by Soon Hee Newbold Soloists: Juliana Soltis and Braedan Cox, violin I Colin Glanz, Anna Brandt, Will Goliak, violin II Emma Moran, Sophie Bremner, Abby Arends, Ayden McGill, viola Hannah Schwarz, cello; and Tati Litow, bass Sinfonietta Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, arr. Carrie Lane Gruselle I. Morning Mood II. Aase’s Death III. Anitra’s Dance IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King “Allegretto” from Symphony No. 5 by Demetri Shostakovich, arr. Lauren Keiser Soloist: Roy McMarrow, violin Symphony Orchestra “Folk Tune Air and Fiddler’s Fury” by Alexander Safford Soloists: Eden Sagarin and Marcus Knoth, violin Alice Pellemoine and Sanjay Dave, cello Philharmonic Orchestra Sinfonie in D, No. 2 in D Major, I. “Allegro” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Serenade for String Orchestra, op. 6, I. “Andante con moto” by Josef Suk Soloist: Rachel Frediani, violin
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It’s time for some chuckles, chortles and guffaws on January 28, 2021, at 7:00 pm LIVE to your home from the BFAC. Witness the magic of the BHS improv troupe as they make up an entire evening’s performance right in front of your eyes and ears. Enjoy a night of fun as you witness our troupe take on freeform improvisation! To watch is free, but if you find yourself in a position to make a donation toward the improv program, tickets would normally be $7.00 – $9.00. Register for your access in the window above.
Join us for the annual DuKane Art Show Competition, featuring student artwork from Batavia, Geneva, Glenbard North, Lake Park, St. Charles East, St. Charles North, Wheaton North, and Wheaton Warrenville South High Schools. “Congratulations to all of our participants, please be aware some material may be sensitive to certain audiences.” [button link="https://padlet.com/dawnzalkus/nua3qg66nym09s7d" label="View the Gallery"]
Available after the stream as video-on-demand. A 45-minute tradition lives on in a new way through COVID-19. Come join the Batavia HS Music Department and their students as they ring in the holiday season in style!
This original project looks at the world we currently reside in through the lens of students. Have we lost hope? Do we give hope? Is there hope for our world? These are all questions asked through three uniquely different 40- minute performances originally streamed on November 5, 6 & 7 at 7:30PM.
Ring in the holiday season with Batavia High School’s orchestra showcase! Over the past few months, students learned music remotely and independently recorded their parts using Chromebooks and recording software. Enjoy our musical gift to the community: holiday music from our talented students!
Join DE at the BFAC to acknowledge the many “elements of emotions” we all are experiencing and should support and honor one another with, along with the work these young performers have achieved in the most trying of times.
The Wayouts are the newest standout on the Chicago festival scene. Dedicated exclusively to garage rock hits from the 1960s, the Wayouts deliver an authentic revival of rock n’ roll’s first generation with hits from The Kinks, The Animals, The Troggs, The Monkees, The Rascals, The Dave Clark Five and tons more — songs everybody knows with no run-of-the-mill “oldies”.