Every year the arrival of the first week of June brings with it the smell of fresh mulch, flowers blooming, post-high school decisions and graduation practice. However, one of the most exciting things at this time of year is the imminent “post-season” for our co-curricular activities at BFA Fairfax. Our student activities have been, and will continue to be, taking part in multiple tournament and showcase opportunities.
On May 26th, our grades 6-12 band and chorus members took part in the Trills and Thrills Music Festival held at the Great Escape. According to the Trills and Thrills website, “Trills & Thrills Music Festivals are non-competitive, motivational, one-day music festivals for students. Perfect for Elementary, Middle, Junior High and High School Bands, Orchestras & Choirs.” Our band and chorus ensembles performed in front of a judging panel in the morning, followed by a day of fun celebrating their hard work and preparation in the park. We are proud to report that both groups received the highest possible rating of “Superior” which is an unprecedented and incredible accomplishment, and a fantastic way to end their performance season.
Our Track and Field team will be competing in the Division 3 State Championships at Green Mountain Union High School on Saturday, June 3. It has been an incredible year of growth for both our Middle School and High School Track and Field programs. Our 15-member MS/HS team from last year grew into 38 strong this year, and has 16 athletes who have qualified and will be representing BFA Fairfax at the state championships.
Our Ultimate Frisbee teams have also had successful seasons and will be competing in their State Championship preliminary rounds at Milton High School on Saturday June 3, followed by Championship Night in Montpelier on Wednesday, June 7th.
BFA Fairfax Baseball secured the #2 seed in the Division 2 state tournament. Ranking this high was an incredible accomplishment, and will allow them to play home games straight through to the state championship game if they are so fortunate to make it that far. The team begins tournament play on Tuesday, May 30 at home vs. #15 Springfield High School at 4pm.
Finally, BFA Fairfax Softball earned the #5 seed in the Division 2 state tournament, and will host #12 Lamoille Union High School in a first-round playoff game at 4:30pm.
Co-curriculars are one of the best aspects of being part of the BFA Fairfax community. The post-season is an exciting time where our teams and groups have the opportunity to demonstrate and highlight the incredible talent possessed by all. Please come out and support our students toward victory and success! We look forward to seeing you there!
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