Fine Arts

Art

The Art Department places a high value on the unique qualities in each person. For each art course, there are many different and appropriate solutions as students try to communicate ideas and feelings through the language of Art. Students are encouraged to be curious, to experiment for the best effect, to respect knowledge, and to strive for self-discipline in their work.

Music
The Music Department is proud to offer performance opportunities to students in Orchestra, Band and Choir. Each performance ensemble continues to develop the student's level of musicianship and technique by presenting a variety of concerts and performances throughout the school year.

The Varley Players:

The Varley Players are the Theatrical Performing Arts Ensemble of Byram Hills High School. They produce three shows a year, ranging from straight plays to musical theatre. They are named after longtime director and supporter Joy Varley who helmed and helped guide the program for 28 years as a teacher and Director of Fine Arts. Click here for more information: The Varley Players

Bobcat TV:

The mission of BobcatTV is to benefit all of the Byram Hills community, encompassing the Town of North Castle and the Byram Hills Central School District. BobcatTV will increase communications within the Byram Hills community, and promote district initiatives, student accomplishments, and student activities. Enjoy great programming here: Bobcat TV

Fine Arts Events

Online Art Gallery

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Department News!

2016-2017

Congratulation to the following students who were selected as 2016 -2017 Katonah Museum Young Artists: Nick Muhart; Remi Assael; Ilyse Lipman; Brian Henderson; Sarah Ehrlich; Allegra Samsen; Adrianna Tedeschi; Gabrielle Kleinberg; Sarah Unger; Ellie Hooker; Juliana Zepf; Aerin Bacon

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were awarded to : Sarah Huang; Zachary Milewicz; Devon Wolfe

Lion’s Club Peace Poster: Alicia Huang (Grade 7) Regional Winner

The following students have been accepted to the Armonk Outdoor Art Show as Student Artists: Erin Adler, Thornwood, graphic design; Briana Feldman, Bedford, photography; Danielle Fliegel, Armonk, sculpture; Miranda Getreu, Armonk, digital art; Carley Hershaft, Armonk, sculpture; Ellie Hooker, Pleasantville, drawing and painting; Sarah Huang, Armonk, drawing and painting; Abby Kaiser, Armonk, photography; Michelle Katz, Armonk, digital art/graphic design; Gabrielle Kleinbeg, Armonk, drawing and painting; Benjamin Matza, Armonk, sculpture; Brianna McArdle, Chappaqua, sculpture; Taylor Morgis, Armonk, digital art; Zach Mykytiuk, Armonk, photography; Sydney Palotta, Armonk, sculpture; Rianna Rabinowitz, Armonk, digital art; Andie Reichenbaum, Armonk, photography; Michael Rosenstein, Bedford, digital art; Allegra Samsen, Armonk, photography; Julianna Segatti, Armonk, sculpture; Chloe Sider, Armonk, digital art; Julia Violone, Armonk, digital art; Cooper Weiss, Armonk, digital art; Juliana Zepf, Armonk, sculpture;

Congratulations to the following BHHS students on their acceptance to All-State Music Ensembles: Jack Briody (trumpet); Harry Lucas (bassoon); Jack Skiera (cello); Michael Ramsey (tenor), alternate

The National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Orchestra welcomes: Jack Skiera (cello)

College Acceptances (Art, Music, Theater, related): Ithaca College Theatre Arts; University of Tampa Musical Theater; Muhlenberg College-theatre arts/musical theatre concentration; University of Michigan-Performing Arts Technology; Washington University-music minor; Northeastern University-theatre/communications; SUNY Purchase-theatre/journalism; Northeastern University-computer science/music performance

Film @ BHHS:

  • “Driver’s Dead” was submitted by students in the Film Club led by Michael Chuney
  • NYSMATA Film Presidents’ Awards for “Driver’s Dead”
  • Finalist in the SNY Future Filmmakers Festival!

Community Performances/Outreach/Exchange Concerts:

  • BHHS/Pleasantville HS Chorale Exchange Program
  • HCC Band Exchanges with Eastchester & Port Chester

Visiting Artists:

  • Caramoor String Quartet
  • John Cziner, alum and composer - String Orchestra

The following students won awards from the NYSMATA (New York State Media Arts Teachers Awards): Emily Cott; Jessica D’Avanzo; Marlee Deutsch; Carly Hershaft; Devon Karoff; Jason Knoop; Ilyse Lipman; Zach Milewicz; Lily Moss; Gianna Prisco; Alexis Rosenberg; Allegra Samsen - Presidents’ Award; Angelique Sarro; Adrianna Tedeschi; Phoebe Waxman; Austen Zane

Students Participated in the following Summer Programs in the Arts

  • NYU Classical Voice Intensive
  • Queens Summer Vocal Institute

National Young Arts Competition awards: National Young Arts: Giana Poppo (merit winner), popular voice

Byram Hills Ensembles score at NYSSMA Majors

  • HCC ORCHESTRA - GOLD
  • BHHS CHOIR - GOLD
  • HCC BAND - SILVER
  • HCC CHORUS - SILVER

BHHS Music Ensembles Receive High Marks @ Music in the Parks

  • BHHS BAND - Rated EXCELLENT
  • BHHS ORCHESTRA - Rate EXCELLENT
  • BHHS Choir - First Place
  • BHHS Jazz Choir - First Place/Best in Festival

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