BFA offers a number of after school Music Programs, including choir, musical theater and band.  Options may vary from Fall to Spring.

For the 2020-21 school year, our traditional BFA offerings are on hold due to COVID-19. However, 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.

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.” 

If you have questions, please email Ms. Johnson. Email