B.A.M. (Burrell Arts and Music) Night
Overview of planning and execution process for this project
- September 2015 – Initial brainstorming between Mr. Querry (Music Dept. Chair) and Mrs. Scheller (MS Art Teacher)
- October/November 2015 – Initial meetings with music and visual art staff to “outline” event, facilities reserved
- December 2015 – Administrative involvement, other teachers get on board, additional details planned – rough schedule for event planned (6-9 PM)
- January 2016 – Planning team meeting – schedule finalized – 3 hour art show, 2 1/2 hours of music ensembles, 3 hours of solo/small groups (in separate space – library turned into “parlor”) – Heavy advertising of event begins
- February 2016 leading up to event – schedules printed, volunteers sought and gathered, flyers go home with students across district
- February 26, 2016 – 1st Annual BAM Night – 1,300-1,500 attend and every district student K-12 involved in some aspect
- April 2016 – reflection meeting
- Each school year since – initial meeting in September, planning through year, event in spring.
- Our 4th Annual BAM Night is scheduled for February 22, 2019. Last year, an estimated 2,000 people attended.
Sponsors/charities/volunteers/ other groups involved in the project and the benefits to each.
Benefit: Showing off district facilities and sharing our arts programs and accomplishments of our students with the community
Numerous student groups setup information and demonstrations at the event, including HS Art Club, HS Drama Club, MS Drama Club, HS Band and Choral Boosters, as well as information from the Arts Education Collaborative
Specific Budget Breakdown
- $1,000 – refreshments
- $150-$200 – parking police and shuttle bus driver salary
- $300 – materials for publicity and promotion and handouts at event
- All other items are part of regularly-budgeted district expenditures, thanks to our district being a big supporter of the arts programs financially. Staff time is all donated.
New or recurring project?Recurring
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