Please join us for our Annual Batavia Fine Arts Festival on Thursday, March 22nd in the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.
This free indoor festival celebrates the arts and is designed for all ages! Listen to the talents of student musicians, have some laughs watching improv comedy, catch some of our best video productions of the year, take in the beauty and emotion created by student artists, and enjoy locally made ice cream and coffee in hand crafted ceramic bowls and mugs. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
5:00 | Doors Open
6:00-6:30 | Chromatics
6:30 - 7:30 pm | BHS Jazz Combo
7:30 | “But, Seriously Folks…” and Video Production Showcase
5:00 - 7:30 | Empty Bowls featuring Kimmer’s Ice Cream, BHS Student Artist Tables, Henna Tattoo, Graffiti Walls
Please join the Batavia Music Buffs by supporting the Inaugural Batavia Band Festival on February 10, 2018. With an estimated 800 students coming to BHS on February 10th to participate, this event will take a great deal of help to make a success. There are many ways to support the Festival both before and the day of the event. These ways include:
These items can be dropped off if you live on the East Side of Batavia at the Voirin house located at 711 Wind Energy Pass, or at the Sebold House on the West Side of Batavia at 38W401 Jonathan Lane, or in the BHS Band room. We kindly ask that all donations be dropped off by February 7.
Please provide items for the bake sale on the day of the event. All items will be sold for one dollar so please package appropriately. If you are not sure what to make, everyone loves cookies, brownies, Rice Krispy treats, chocolate covered pretzels, muddy buddies, puppy chow or any other tasty treat! ** Muffins for the morning patrons are also welcome.** Please drop these off at 8am on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the High School. Call Carrie if other arrangements need to be made.
We have many different shifts and jobs to perform throughout the day and we need your help to fill these numerous positions. Please check out our sign-up genius to find the perfect job for you and get signed up!
This a fundraiser that will support all of Batavia Music students from grades K-12 grades. This year alone, over $70,000 has been budgeted for instruments, competitions, clinics, clinicians and much more. Please help support the music students of Batavia by supporting the Inaugural Batavia Band Festival.
Thank you in advance for all that you do to continue to make Batavia a great music community!
Band Festival Chair
FROM THE MUSIC BUFFS GALA COMMITTEE TO PARENTS OF MUSIC STUDENTS:
January 31, 2017
As many of you know the Ninth Annual Batavia Music Buffs Fundraising Gala, A Roarin’ Good Time, is just around the corner on Friday, March 9 at the Q Center in St. Charles. We are excited to bring you this event and hope it is the most successful one yet. The evening will be comprised of live entertainment by several of the high school extra-curricular music programs, appetizers, a sit-down dinner, raffles and a silent auction.
Our fundraising committee has been hard at work, soliciting raffle prizes and silent auction items from generous donations by our local Batavia businesses.
We would also like to offer a few big ticket items for our auction, such as a weekend getaway, an overnight stay at a nearby resort or a golf package, to name a few.
However, getting big-ticket items fully donated is very challenging and with your help, we would like to partially purchase some of these items.
If you could contribute $5- $20 toward purchasing these items, we will have the most successful fundraising event yet. Please send the donation with your student to your appropriate music teacher by Friday, February 9.
Checks may be payable to Batavia Music Buffs. Please also indicate to which music class your student belongs. Remind your student to give the donation to the appropriate music teacher, and that every teacher has a collection envelope for donations.
We will provide more information about the items once we determine the level of support we receive. The more parents who contribute, the more items we will be able to feature.
Of course, the BEST way to support the Gala, and music programming in Batavia, is to attend the Gala. Tickets are now available to purchase at
Thank you for supporting music programming in Batavia Public Schools!
The Gala Committee
Join us for our Annual Gala Event! March 9, 2018 at the Q Center in St. Charles. This year's Gala will showcase our high school showchoirs, jazz bands and chamber orchestra, and includes a sit down dinner. Come and bid on enticing raffles and try your luck at games to win valuable prizes. Do you want to support Batavia Music Programs, but are unable to attend the Gala? New this year you can Sponsor a Table.
Check out the link here:
You can now sign-up for Marching Band for 2018!
Follow this link to the Batavia Marching Band page. The packet can be found there or can be directly linked here!
To enroll, turn in a signed final page of the contract and payment (or deposit) to Mr. Owen in the BHS Band Room. It's best to do this in a sealed envelope with your student's name on it.
If you have any questions about marching band, please do not hesitate to ask. We're here to help you figure out what is right for you!
The BHS Bands are hosting a student teacher from Millikin University this semester - Mr. Ryan Wood. Please see his bio below:
Ryan Wood is from Lisle, Illinois and currently attends Millikin University where he is a senior studying Music Education. His main instrument is the euphonium. In the summer Mr. Wood teaches as a Clinic Instructor with Fred J. Miller Summer Clinics in Dayton, Ohio. In his time at Millikin, he acted as President of the National Association for Music Education. He was also a Resident Assistant, First Year Experience Mentor, and a member of multiple academic organizations.
The BHS Percussion Ensemble is meeting this year. This is a volunteer, free group that is interested in performing and learning new percussion sounds and music throughout the year. No experience in required!
An informational meeting will be held at the BHS Band Room at 4:30 on December 6th. Plan to be there!
More info can be found on the flyer below.
BMB spirit wear is now available to order online for a short 5 day period.
Orders are due by this Sunday, November 19th and will arrive to your door before December 25th. There are long and short sleeved t-shirts, sweat shirts, hoodies and a pom pom hat. Some designs are new and some are a repeat of the previous offerings.
Online store is here:
This is THE concert event of the year that features all music groups performing at the High School! Remember, ushers for this event get preferred seating at the concert of their choice! We will only be looking for ADULT ushers. Please remember that ushers for the first show need to be at the BFAC by 4:55PM. Second show ushers please be in the lobby at 6:55PM. Sign up today! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d49aea92ea0fe3-2016