It's already been an exciting fall for the BHS Choir. Some highlights:
On Friday, October 20th, Baldwin High School choir students showed-off their singing talents by performing at the PTA State Convention held in Pittsburgh this year.
On Oct. 25th, Kate Shields, a guest speaker from Duquesne University, spoke to the choir students about careers in music. Students had the chance to discover where the jobs are and where they are not. They learned many of the requirements for auditions, applications, and majoring vs. minoring in music in college.
On Saturday, Oct. 28th, Baldwin High School Choir students Jordyn Dawley, D.J. Pickell, and Alexis Zanotti joined hundreds of top vocalists from Western Pennsylvania by participating in the PMEA Honors Chorus Festival at Trinity High School.
On Oct. 31st. It's not every day that the choir gets to be the audience. On Halloween, the Baldwin High School Choirs were treated to a big performance by some little characters from Baldwin's Preschool classes.
During the month of October, Baldwin High School's Partners Music students participated in Halloween Dance Activities that got everyone moving to help burn off some of those Halloween candy calories!
Congratulations to the Baldwin Highlander Marching Band on the recent completion of their 2017 season! The band finished with a score of 83.95 in their first full season of PIMBA competition, an improvement of almost 14 points from their first competition of the year. Special thanks to our seniors, student leaders, staff and parent volunteers for the roles they played in the band's success. This is truly the start of something great!
Photos courtesy of Mrs. Verno (Twitter: @MrsVernoMusic)
BWSD vocalists in Grades 5-12 joined together to sing the National Anthem yesterday at PNC Park. Well done!
Congratulations to the Harrison Middle School 8th Grade Ensembles on their performance at adjudication last week at Carnegie Mellon University. The Band and Orchestra achieved a rating of Excellent, with scores of 87 and 88, respectively. The Choir received a rating of Superior, with a score of 94. Congratulations to all!
The Baldwin High School Choir will hold their annual spring concert this evening in the BHS Auditorium. The concert begins at 7:00. In lieu of an admission fee, donations will be accepted.
Best of luck to the Harrison Middle School Band, Choir and Orchestra as they embark on their annual spring adjudication at Carnegie Mellon University. Each group will perform before a panel of expert judges before enjoying the rest of their day at Kennywood Park. Best wishes for great performances and dry weather, HMS...break a leg!
The Whitehall Elementary School Choir will hold its annual spring concert tonight at WES...the concert begins at 7:00 PM.
The Paynter Elementary School Choir will perform their annual spring concert this evening at Paynter Elementary School. The concert begins at 7:00 PM.
On Tuesday, May 16, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra held its annual Audience of the Future/Side-by-Side Concert at Heinz Hall. For the concert's first half, high school students from across the region met monthly to plan every aspect of the PSO's performance, from the repertoire to the marketing to the lighting. Ten BHS music students were a part of the program this year. Additionally, BHS Sophomore trombonist D.J. Pickell was invited to participate in the concert's second half: a side-by-side performance featuring our regions finest HS musicians paired with Symphony musicians. Congratulations to all! Thanks for representing BHS so well on the legendary Heinz Hall stage!
Our 2017 Audience of the Future members:
Baldwin trombonist D.J. Pickell with the PSO's Jeffrey Dee