Thursday, June 14, 2018

Arts Awards Dinner

   Wednesday-13-June The Bogota High School Fine Arts Dept held their annual awards dinner. Students who took participated in The Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands. Concert and A Cappella Choir. Members of the Twirling and Colour Guard squads, along the Cast and Crews from both the Musical and Dramatic play were recognized for their work in the Fine Arts from the past School Year. Band Director Barry McCann said that about 80% of the Students attending Bogota High School in on form or another. Many of these Student are in more than one Arts discipline. 
   On display were the trophies and awards many for first place won by the Twirling Squad. Both the Concert and Jazz Band, and both the Concert and A Cappella Choirs in the past several months. 
   First Colour Guard,  & Twirlers Head Coach Lessie Baker presented  certificates and pins to her squad members. They one Senior Elizabeth Weiskus  was acknowledge for her final year of High School Completion.
 Choir Director Ms Andrea Lynch handed out certificates to those choir members who sang in both the Winter and Spring Concerts. She also presented the " Purple Notes" A Cappella Choir. For her only Graduation Senior  Ms. Lynch presented Sydney Mazzella the fedora she would wear during the  Blue Notes performances.
  Then Band Director Mr. Barry McCann would recognize the members of both the Concert, and Marching band. Concert members would receive a certificates  while those also members of the marching Band will also be award a uniform pin. later in the program Mr. McCann would acknowledge his Senior Band members and the High School Jazz Band. He presented. Mr. McCann had two Senior band Members Gerson Soto, and Lucia Vasquez. He gave Ms. Vasquez her Senior Trophy and thanked her for returning to Bogota to play in her Senior year of High School.
  Drama Director Ms Sabina Albirt present the Drama Club awards  for the Actors in both Fall Dramatic play and the Spring musical. This year those awards included members of the Glam Squad, Costuming and Stage Crew.  Then Ms. Albirt inducted four new members to the Bogota Chapter #6085 of the International Thespian Society. Shehnaz Uddin,Lara Pena,Amely Valerio,and Elizabeth Badripersaud.  Finally Sydney Mazzella was present Lifetime achievement awards for their appearing in, or working on, all 12 major productions available during their six years of attending Bogota High School.
   The final presentation was that of announcing the Drum Major for the Marching Buccaneer Band during the 2018-19 school year. 
Mr McCann announced that Anglie Jaipersaud continue to be the Drum Major for the Band.

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