Brenda Varvoutis named Teacher of the Year

BAYS artistic director Brenda Varvoutis was selected as the Pasadena ISD and Region Four (greater Houston area) Secondary Teacher of the Year. She serves as the head choral director for the S. Houston High School Choir Program in addition to her position with the Bay Area Youth Singers.

Seven named to national honor choir

Seven outstanding singers were named to the American Choral Directors Association National Honor Choir that will perform at the national convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 11, 2017. They are Bryn Bolton, Gwyneth Bolton, Hannah Gay, Zoe Hein, Lauren Hill, Liz Jackson, and Dennis Xu. Their selection was based on an audio recorded prescribed audition performance. […]

Five BAYS members chosen for Honor Choir

Five members of BAYS have been selected for membership in the Texas Choral Directors Association Elementary Honor Choir. They will rehearse and perform in the 160-voice choir at the TCDA state convention July 21-23 in San Antonio. Singers Ariyana Apisarnthanarax, Brynn Bolton, Gwyneth Bolton, Emma Skripka, and Dennis Xu were selected by audition from a […]

Bel Canto ensemble formed

Announcing the formation of Bel Canto, a small ensemble drawn from the Bay Area Youth Singers, performing treble choir music at an advanced level requiring advanced levels of music reading and vocal skill Auditions for singers currently enrolled in BAYS will be held May 19 and 26, and Aug. 24 and 31. Email to […]

Six BAYS Singers chosen for Texas Elementary Honor Choir

One-hundred eighty outstanding 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-grade singers were selected from throughout the state to perform in the Texas Choral Director Association 2014 Elementary Honor Choir. Six of these singers were from our community and sing with the Bay Area Youth Singers: Sara Roberts of Pearland; and Lizzie Jackson, Emly Razem, Sabrina Washington, Rachel Dorsey, […]

BAYS singer selected for TMEA

BAYS singer, Emma Bolton, was recently selected for the Texas Music Educators Association Region 19 Mixed Choir, and also progressed in the all state audition process to be selected as an alternate in the Alto 2 section of the area auditions. Emma was previously selected for the American Choral Directors Association national children’s honor choir, […]

BAYS annual gala evening

BAYS presents the annual gala evening of entertainment and gourmet desserts Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m. “Dessert & a Song — Steppin’ Out” features a fast paced musical review featuring both the BAYS choirs and guest soloists from the Bay Area Chorus and the Clear Falls High School Troubadours. The Celebration Hall of Clear Lake […]

Houston Children’s Music Festival

BAYS will perform in the Houston Children’s Music Festival Saturday, April 21, at 5:20 p.m. in the M.O. Campbell Education Center, 1865 Aldine Bender Rd., 77032. This festival showcases area children’s choirs and instrumental ensembles. The Apprentice Choir will perform for residents of The Terrace Senior Living Center in Clear Lake Friday, April 27 at […]

BAYS to host second junior high regional choir audition workshop

HOUSTON, Aug. 2011 — On Saturday, Sept. 17, Bay Area Youth Singers (BAYS) will host its second annual junior high region choir audition music workshop. The purpose of this half-day program is to help seventh and eighth grade students in public, private or home schools prepare to audition for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) […]