The BFA music program offers a variety of programs to showcase each student’s creativity and talent.  As part of BFA’s focus on the arts, each year every grade has the opportunity to participate in a musical performance in front of a live audience. 

K-5 Music

Full day kindergarten through fifth grade has music five times a month. Students explore music through singing, dancing and playing. Sometime during the year, each grade will perform in a musical. Students can find more information on their grade level performances and practice their music on the BFA music site.

Middle School Music/Performing Arts

Middle School Students have the opportunity to select from a number of different electives including:

  • Guitar
  • Choir (goes to Disneyland every three years)
  • Musical Theatre
  • Technical Theatre
  • Drama
  • Digital Music
  • Song Writing
  • Junkyard Drumming

After School Musical

Ms. Johnson has planned another FUN after school musical choir opportunity. Students will learn the basics of singing, public speaking and performing as they prepare the riser musical “Secret Santa.”
 
For details and to sign up, click here.

Additional Music/Performing Arts Options Available to BFA Students 

Harper Arts has been a part of the BFA community for the last four school years, and this year Mrs. Harper is expanding Harper Arts fee-based lessons and coaching for our students. For the 2020-21 school year, students will have the option to have piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, acting and audition coaching during the school day! Students are approved to participate in this opportunity during DEAR, recess, specials, electives (middle school) and advisory (middle school). There also will still be a number of spaces available before and after school. Mrs. Harper will also be offering lessons on Wednesdays at her Highlands Ranch studio with space for in person and virtual students. Space for this program is EXTREMELY LIMITED! Priority shall be given on a first come, first served basis!
 

The Band and Orchestra program is open to BFA students in grades 4-8. Both band and orchestra will be offered through ThunderRidge Elementary Instrumental Music (TREIM). New and intermediate students are welcome. Band instruments include: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn and percussion. Orchestra instruments include: violin, viola, cello and double bass. For more information go to https://treim.webs.com.

Ms. Achilles will be the Band teacher for this after school program. Ms. Achilles has studied at the University of Denver and Colorado State University. She also works with the marching band at Highlands Ranch High School and Standley Lake High School. She has been playing the French horn for 13 years now, playing gigs around Denver and teaching with a private studio. Ms. Achilles has been a part of the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps for the past three years and tours around the country in the Summer, performing with them
 
Ms. McKenna Greenberg will be the Orchestra Teacher for the after school program this year. She has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. She has a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Rice University Shepherd School of Music. She was a member of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, the Houston String Quartet, the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra (Durango), the Tetons Festival Orchestra, and the Elizabeth Trio. Ms. Greenberg has performed with a wide range of performers, including The Moody Blues, Yanni, The Three Tenors, Linda Ronstadt, Bernadette Peters, Smoky Robinson, Ray Charles, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. She has two children, a cats, two fish and a dog! Kayaking, hiking and yoga are her hobbies. Her mission is “to nurture a love of music and to help her students develop their skills.” 
For more information, click here: Music Website