On January 25th at 1:40pm the BFUHS Aspirations Project presents an all-school assembly that will feature singer-songwriter, Jared Campbell, who will deliver a heartfelt inspirational message through his folk songs and dialogue. Campbell’s Blue Project reaches students through the power of music with songs he’s written about some of the most crucial elements in living ones life with purpose. His message focuses on overcoming obstacles, anti-bullying, respect, leadership and having an amazing outlook on life. Students are captivated not only by the music and lyrics but also by the videos that are projected to bring the listener into the songs. Jared’s heart is to reach the young people of today and encourage them to never stop dreaming and continue pushing forward to living out your purpose with passion, according to his website, http://jcblueproject.com.
Come join the Bellows Falls Union High School Band for a fun-filled evening of dinner and entertainment. The Chili and Chamber Music Concert will be held on Wednesday February 10th at 6:00PM at the Bellows Falls Opera House Lower Theater, and will feature a delicious dinner of chili, corn bread, rice, various drinks and a dessert. So skip cooking and come have dinner with us while enjoying the delightful music of the BFUHS band. This is a fundraising event for the 2016 Performing Arts field trip to New York City. General admission $15.00 for advanced purchase tickets, $20.00 at the door. Tickets at the door will be limited. Contact Katy Emond for advanced purchase orders at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 5:30. This event is sponsored by Smokin’ Bowls and Sonnax.
All students in Grades 9-11 are encouraged to apply to one of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont programs. These programs offer a fun and educational experience on a Vermont college campus this summer. It is a great way for students to meet other Vermont students and to explore subjects that they are interested in and want to learn more about. There are programs in the following areas:
Information Technology and Digital Media
Current Issues and Youth Activism
Environmental Science and Technology
The deadline to apply is March 11th. Students can learn more about these programs online at http://www.giv.org or they can see Mr. Divis at BFUHS for more information.
It is a pleasure to announce that Emily Stoddard has been named the December Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Emily, a senior, is the daughter of Nathan and Cynthia Stoddard of Westminster, Vermont.
Emily is a hard-working, diligent, and motivated student who puts forth 100% effort to do well in her classes. Always involved in class discussions, she adds her opinions respectfully, and is prepared for class. Emily is willing to put in the time and effort necessary to be successful, and it clearly shows in her work. Emily simply works harder than many students to get the most out of her education.
With her positive attitude and energy, she is an asset to BFUHS and the surrounding community. She is interested and excited about learning new concepts and perspectives, and this speaks to her character. Emily’s enthusiastic and encouraging approach is contagious, and she is a good role model for her peers.
Emily has excellent attendance, and when she does have to miss school, she quickly meets with her teachers to get her assignments taken care of. Not only is she in school, but she actively participates. She knows that attendance in school is important to her success. Continue reading
Please come out and support Dylan Chamber’s Jazz Rectal on Friday, January 22nd at 7pm in the BFUHS auditorium. Dylan is working on this for his honors course credit in band. This recital is an extension of the work he is doing with his private teacher as well as a weekend course at New England Conservatory.
The Keene Jazz Orchestra(KJO) and Bellows Falls Union High School(BFUHS) Jazz Ensemble will be presenting a concert on Friday, February 5th at 7pm at the Bellows Falls Union High School auditorium in Bellows Falls, VT. The music for the evening will be traditional Big Band Swing as well as contemporary big band jazz music. All proceeds go to the BFUHS Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund.
The BFUHS Jazz Ensemble will open the concert under the direction BFUHS director of bands, Nicholas Pelton, also a saxophonist with the Keene Jazz Orchestra. The KJO and BFUHS encourage people of all ages to attend this concert for a rare opportunity to hear an authentic Big Band sound live as part of the KJO’s mission is to keep alive the big band genre of American music. Tickets for the February concert is by suggested donation of $5-$25. Student admission is FREE. Tickets are available at Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls, VT and at the door. For more information e-mail: email@example.com or www.keenejazzorchestra.com
Please remember to eat a healthy breakfast the morning of your exam and get a good nights sleep the night before.