Even as a sophomore, Hannah Curhan ’23 still benefited from the mentorship of her Middle School Drama Teacher, Ms. Crewdon. During the winter, Crewdon showed Curhan an email from the METG (Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild), calling for submissions to its first-ever monologue contest.
At BB&N’s Upper School, four singing ensembles engage 65 or more students each year. The Chorale, with 52 male and female singers, the two smaller single-sex a cappella groups, and the ninth grade chorus, perform at assemblies and at two major concerts during the year. In addition, singers travel to regional chorale festivals, and out into the community to sing at senior citizen centers, hospitals, and shelters. Members of BB&N's Upper School Chorale toured Italy in recent years. Students gave concerts at various churches, cathedrals, and schools throughout the country; they also performed informally in central squares and piazzas.
In addition to choral music, the Orchestra and Chamber Groups explore a varied repertoire, including in recent concerts Schubert, Bach, Beethoven, Bartok, and Copland. Our Jazz ensembles perform not only at concerts throughout the year but at special school functions. One out of every four students at BB&N is involved in some aspect of our music programs. From Mozart to Miles Davis, music plays into lots of the life at BB&N.
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