Blanco Middle School hosted “Fine Arts Night” on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.. Fine Arts Night is an annual celebration of the creativity and talent of BMS students. Many students who participate in Art, Theatre Arts, and Band were given an opportunity to display art work and participate in live performances.
BMS’s award-winning bands played several songs including “Smoke on the Water,” “Firestorm,: “Voodoo Dance,” “Fire Dance,” and others. Under the direction of Brian Hecimovich and Brandon Aly, the band put on an excellent show for the community in the packed middle school cafeteria. The 6th grade band has recently been awarded with a first division rating at the Pirate Land music festival. The 7th grade band will soon compete in the Six Flags Across Texas Festival.
BMS middle school theatre classes performed several short plays for the audience. Theatre classes have enjoyed an outstanding year of competition that includes yet another first place finish in district UIL One Act Play competition. BMS theatre students also grabbed first place at the Fredericksburg One Act Play festival, their third in a row at this event.
Art students at Blanco Middle School displayed handmade works of art, including ceramics and wire sculptures, printmaking, painting, and many other media. The Art teacher and Art UIL coach Kris Baker led another dominant UIL Art team to outstanding results at the district UIL meet. The UIL Art team again earned the most points at district in the Art event. In addition, BMS UIL Art teams placed first in district as a team in every grade level.
The Blanco Middle School fine arts teachers would like to give their thanks to both the community and the hard working students who have made Fine Arts night a success.
Theatre Arts teacher Amy Arlitt added, “I was very pleased to see such a great turnout for our Fine Arts Night. The students work hard all year on these projects, pieces and performances – it’s a great thing to see so many from the community come out and support our kids.”