BSGE’s 2017 Winter Concert

On Friday January 20, BSGE’s cafegymatorium was packed with excited parents, teachers, and students, all looking forward to the annual winter concert. The 7th grade, some of the 9th grade, the school orchestra, and several soloists performed specially chosen pieces, including one written by the 9th grade class themselves. These soloists included Lynca Saito ‘21,…

Five Songs You Don’t Know But Should Listen To

State Champs- Perfect Score State Champs is a pop punk band that has recently gained fame in the punk scene. Their most recent album, Around the World and Back, contains an upbeat track called Perfect Score. Perfect Score is the fifth track on the album and shows their more pop side. For someone who has…

BSGE’s 2014 Spring Music Concert

Thursday, May 29th, was BSGE’s 2014 Spring Concert. The entire 9th grade participated, as did the school band: Players for Peace. Some students, such as Anu Shree Rajagopal ‘17 and Mariadolores Alvarez ‘17 had special performances. Anu played a traditional Indian violin, and Mariadolores showed off her flamenco dancing skills.­­ The Players for Peace played…

BSGE’s Winter Concert

At 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 28th BSGE’s Orchestra and seventh grade performed for their Winter Concert. The concert was headed by Ms. Nikkolos, BSGE’s music teacher. This concert featured several piano and violin soloists also. The seventh grade performed “Summoning the Spirits”, “High School Cadets”, “Polka Dots”, “Kiss of Fire”, “Climb Every Mountain”, and…

Saying Goodbye to Sam Ulano

Sam Ulano, a man well-known to BSGE music students, passed away on January 2nd. He was a drummer and wrote his own music books used frequently by BSGE’s band and music classes. The band has frequently performed for Mr. Ulano in the past. He worked with a few of our students to help them with…

BSGE Band Performs at Sunnyside Center

On Friday the 13th of December, Ms. Nikkolos’ orchestra performed at Sunnyside Center (a senior center). They played six band pieces and three solos during the afternoon. The concert went smoothly, and the seniors enjoyed listening to the music while they ate lunch. Elijah H ’18 found the experience very rewarding. “I felt happy because…

What to listen to: Best (Indie) Albums of 2013

1. Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend- With highly varied influences and obscure cultural references sprinkled throughout, Vampire Weekend’s third album is musically and lyrically interesting, lending itself to being played on repeat for weeks on end. The often serious lyrical content and overlying themes of death, aging and religion juxtapose the upbeat,…

BSGE’s Annual Spring Music Concert, Thursday 5/30, 6:00pm

BSGE’s annual Spring Concert will be on May 30th. This is a benefit concert that will raise money for charities. The Players for Peace, the school orchestra, will play that night in addition to the 9th grade. The Players for Peace will play “Cyberspace Overture”, “Water Music”, “The National Anthem” and “Fiesta Mexicali.” The 9th…

BSGE Orchestra Performs at Sunnyside Community Center

On December 13th, BSGE’s orchestra, the Players for Peace, performed for senior citizens at the Sunnyside Community Center.  The 26 member band, which draws from all grades, performed during the school day and played eight pieces they have been practicing after school since the beginning of the year. 7th grader, Elijah K ’18, who plays…

BSGE Gets A Band

This year the BSGE band, run by Ms. Nikkolos is back. It is not necessary to know how to play an instrument to join. This year, more than ever, she hopes to improve the musicians involved. The band will be playing interesting pieces that will highlight the talent of the band members. Ms. Nikkolos tries…

Performing On Stage At CARNEGIE Hall

On April 14th,  Ms. Nikkolos’ 9th grade advisory and Ms. Matani’s 10th grade advisory went on a trip to the Carnegie Hall for a Cultural Exchange Concert. Within those two advisories, there were six students who were scheduled to perform on stage that day: Seong Ae Hong, Myles Petillo, Adrien Carrere, Ashley Narvaez, Tenzin Thunsur…

The Annual Winter Concert

The night of January 27th BSGE’s cafeteria was crowded with parents, friends and family of the 7th graders and the night’s organizer, Ms. Nikkolos. The night started out with a presentation from helping Hands and an original speech from our beloved music teacher explaining how the concert was a fundraiser for helping Haiti and shelters…

BSGE Missing A Note–What Happened to IB Music?

Going, going and gone…That is the status of BSGE’s IB music diploma program. There are few students who plan on taking IB music. But the loss is not only detrimental to those few students. It is also a loss to our school which you should consider even if music is not your forte and you…

The Music Concert

On Thursday, May 31, 2007 BSGE had its semian­nual music and dance performance. You could taste the thick layer of excitement and nerves the whole school day. Mr. Sam Ulano, a well-known drum teacher, attended the concert. We asked him what he thought about the talent at our school. He replied, “Iʼm always amazed at…