Beaux Arts Ball


BHS Orchestra plays during the Beaux Arts Ball

Emily Adams, Newspaper Editor

Battle’s small gym was transformed into a Gatsby like ball Friday, February 26 for the annual winter dance. The room was filled with flapper girls and the sounds of jazz as people took their seat at white clothed tables. Band, Choir, and Orchestra performed while students enjoyed a catered dinner.

Members of band performed at the beginning and end of the dinner. First, the entire band performed concert pieces. At the end of the dance, members of jazz band played music to fit the 1920’s mood with Jordan Baggs soloing.

After band’s concert pieces, the orchestra played, filling the room with music. Then show choir entered the stage. The girls were dressed in green and blue sparkles and the guys looked dapper in formal black suits. The performers filled up each row of the bleachers and did an impressive job of tossing each other in the air, sometimes on the top row of the bleachers.

The visual arts were also highlighted at the dance, as a projector showed images of art done by students. The art varied from pottery to painting and made a nice addition to the art deco decorating around the room.

After the dinner, students headed upstairs to find the lunchroom lit up strobes and lazers. Battle welcomed a new DJ who mixed up the music style to include more rap. The dance was slow at first as students trickled in from dinner, but eventually people found their beat in the music. Students could also get their picture taken with friends to remember their night if 1920’s glamor.