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BHS hosts Fine Arts Night


The Bandera High School Fine Arts Department hosted Fine Arts Night on Monday, March 30. To start the evening, patrons were invited to participate in a silent auction for student art works.
Over 243 pieces of student art were offered for bidding by the public. Teachers Heather Meisse and Joey West oversaw the auction. The proceeds from the sale were designated to the BHS Art Club. Meisse remarked "we've gotten some really outstanding student pieces to auction off. By bidding on the art, the community has an opportunity to support BHS art projects and the student art club." The BHS Culinary Arts class provided refreshments for the crowd.
The BHS Jazz Band kicked off the performance part of the evening with some upbeat tunes to get the audience of over 200 in the mood. Fine Arts Department Chair, Catherine Holmes welcomed the crowd and introduced Assistant Principal Richard Joyer who read a brief essay on why teaching fine arts is important.
In a first time Fine Arts Night performance, representatives from the Bandera HS Band Color Guard did a flag routine to the song "This is Gospel.
The combined BHS bands played the song "Jericho," a moving musical translation from the book of Joshua about the capture of the city of Jericho by the Israelites. The combined BHS choirs then performed the song "Et In Terra Pax," by Mary Lightfoot, an expressive song in Latin with sweeping melodic lines and rich harmonies.
A number of individual students presented dance and performance routines.
For more information on fine arts at Bandera High School, contact Catherine Holmes at 830-796-6309 or email cholmes@banderaisd.net.