Banks Bridgewater Lewis Fine Arts Academy

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Rehearsal Bands

BBL Fine Arts Academy has two rehearsal bands:

  1. An ensemble primarily for beginners & intermediate students
  2. An ensemble composed of higher level intermediate and advanced students

The performing ensemble is called Mo’ Betta Premier Ensemble. The ensemble plays for numerous civic functions and activities and features instrumental and vocal renditions of jazz and popular music.

BBL Fine Arts Academy continues to enjoy high quality instruction from the volunteers working with our students. There are currently four individuals working on a regular basis with the after-school program. 

Other evidence of Community Contributions The Mo’ Betta Music After School Academy has significant community support coming from the Bridgewater Sullivan Community Life Center (501 (c) umbrella), Bethel A.M.E. Church, Salem Baptist Church (facility and copying), the local NAACP (fundraising), University of Illinois School of Music (instructor time), Urbana School District 116 (recruitment of students), and Champaign Unit 4 School District (volunteers).

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