BFA Music 1One of the most festive times of the year at BFA Fairfax is the winter season, and one of the favorite and longstanding traditions of the winter season is the presentation of annual holiday concerts. These concerts serve not only as a platform for our many student musicians to demonstrate their varied talents, but also as a meaningful way to bring the broader community together to celebrate our students, our school, our community, and the diversity of our greater world.

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The winter concert season kicked off on Wednesday, December 9, with our Middle/High School Band performing under the direction of new Band Director, Ian Flint, as well as the Middle School and High School Choirs under the director of Choral Director Christy Maynard. The ensembles performed a variety of pieces ranging from African Folk tunes, to Hanukkah songs, to well-known holiday classics, truly honoring the rich history and diversity represented by the music of the holiday season.

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In the words of Choral Director Christy Maynard “Their numbers may be small, but they are mighty!” And mighty they were, as the highlight of the evening was the standing ovation at the completion of the performances.

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The Elementary grades, under the direction of new Elementary Music Teacher, Sarah Wolff, will be performing their respective holiday concerts during the upcoming week in the Richard A. Brown (High School) Gymnasium. Grades K-2 will be performing on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:30 and Grades 3-5 will be performing on Thursday, December 17th at 6:30.

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Please come out and witness first-hand the amazing talents of our students and staff, while kicking off a holiday season filled with peace and joy.

Target 3 – Flexible Learning Environments. FWSU will maximize flexible learning environments by redefining the school day, promoting learning experiences that extend beyond the school classroom, and fostering creativity, innovation, and differentiated learning opportunities for all.

Action Step –Provide students with access to content, resources, and methods for learning beyond the school day and beyond the school walls.

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