November 5th BHS Band Notes

Saturday was awesome! Two great performances, strong competitive placements, and what an incredible crowd response to the show. It was a thrill to take the field at Fresno State! Two weeks of the season left and a full three day weekend OFF to rest up for championships next week and The Great Train Robbery's last stop! Thank you to the students for your continued hard work and to the parents, family, and friends who support us!

October 29th BHS Band Notes

Congratulations on an awesome run at GSTOB this weekend! Every performance this season has gotten better and better. We are looking forward to another great performance of “The Great Train Robbery” this weekend at SCC. Thank you to everyone who continues to support these amazing students throughout the season!

A Place For Music When Schools Are Turning To STEM

With greater rigor comes a greater learning. This has been the mantra and formula used by reformists and political pundits for almost two decades. Through it all, America’s youth have been pushed, pulled, prodded, and cajoled through dizzying levels of sleep deprivation and stress, often leading to depression, angst, and academic burnout.

The Mathematics of Beethoven

The Mathematics of Beethoven

How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? The answer lies in the math behind his music. Natalya St. Clair employs the "Moonlight Sonata" to illustrate the way Beethoven was able to convey emotion and creativity using the certainty of mathematics.

Check this video out: https://youtu.be/zAxT0mRGuoY