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

This after school musical is for students in grades 3-8. It will rehearse in person on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:10 p.m. The performances will be filmed and shared with families online. The cost is $90. Click here to sign up!

By the way, full-time online students can sign up too! They will meet with Ms. Johnson three times over zoom to rehearse and practice their part of the musical and then film it at home.

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. Along with the hybrid schedule, lessons will occur on A/B Tuesdays and Thursdays and can be tailored to fit in person learning or virtual! 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! Click here to register now! Priority shall be given on a first come, first served basis!

In addition, there is a BRAND NEW Band and Orchestra program, with ALL NEW TEACHERS for 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. The program will start online and then hopefully will return in person at BFA soon. Band instruments include: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn and percussion. Orchestra instruments include: violin, viola, cello and double bass. See the flier for additional details as well as the link for information about registration, costs and class schedules. Also, check out this video for more information about the program and instruments your student could learn.

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