Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BCS Students Shine in Bay Area Events

BCS Choirs Earn Top Marks at Festival

Earlier this month, all five of the BCS choirs, spanning grades 1-8, participated in the CMEA Choral Festival in San Jose.  

The BCS Treble VoicesG-ClefSonoreCambiata and Mattiniere each performed 3 pieces and were adjudicated by 3 different judges.  EVERY ONE of these choirs, whether at the beginning or intermediate level, received an “Unanimous Superior” rating - the highest score possible - from every adjudicator.  
The Cambiata Choir performs at the
CMEA Festival held in San Jose

Additionally, Sonore (grades 4-6) and Mattiniere (grades 7 & 8), our two intermediate level groups, were judged on their sight-reading abilities, the ability to sing a 2-3 part song they had never seen before.  Both choirs also garnered “Superior” grades!

Mr. Belles, our choir director, and all the students are to be congratulated for these tremendous achievements!  
BCS' All Female Mattiniere Middle School Choir

If you would like a chance to hear these amazing ensembles, please attend the Choir Concert on May 20th at Cubberley Community Center or a special performance by some of them at our 10 Year Anniversary and Open House celebration on May 22nd!

8th Grade Student Received Leadership Award

Congratulations to our very own 8th grade student, Damoni Nears, for being recognized by the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators at their 25th Annual Spring Recognition Ceremony. Leon Beauchman, President of both the SCCABE and Santa Clara County Board of Education, presented Damoni an award for her leadership and civic involvement.  We are very proud of Damoni and the leadership she has demonstrated during her time at BCS, and we look forward to seeing the great things she will continue to do in the community as a BCS alumn!

Damoni and Ms. Lee after the awards ceremony
 at San Jose State University