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Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School

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Performing Arts

The Center for Artful Expression opened in 2004 and is now the home of the school’s instrumental music, vocal music and visual art programs.  The instrumental room is 2,600 square feet, with three practice rooms to accommodate the students of the two concert bands and jazz band.


The Sweet Sounds of Music

Music plays a big part in the daily life of Bishop Ludden students.  Along with choir and  band, we offer students the opportunity to take several academic music classes, including General Music, Music in our Lives, Music History, and Perspectives in Music Theory. 


The annual spring musical is a much-anticipated event in the community, with attendance typically topping 700 over several performances. 


The spring musical has entertained the local community with renditions of:


Babes in Arms

Bye Bye Birdie


Guys and Dolls

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Fiddler on the Roof

Hello Dolly

Music Man


The Wizard Of Oz

We've got talent! Concert Choir Takes Top Honors!


In May of 2018, Ludden's Concert Choir for won first place in the High School Mixed Choir category at the Darien Lake Music Festival and also won the Judges' Trophy: Given for Best Overall Performance of all the groups that competed at Site #6 that day (there were three sites, and each site had a Judges' Trophy Winner)!  The trophy and certificate are in the display case in the hall of Ludden's main entrance.

In 2015, Bishop Ludden's Concert Choir was awarded 2nd Place out of six high school choirs that competed at the Darien Lake Music Festival.

Bishop Ludden received eight nominations at the Syracuse High School Theatre Awards in May 2015, sponsored by the Landmark Theatre and

Congratulations to the following nominees from Bishop Ludden:

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Ashley Gusman

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Chris Toia and  Jesse Williams

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Breona Courcy

Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra: Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School

Outstanding Production Number: Put On A Happy Face

Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical: “Bye Bye Birdie”

Outstanding Achievement by a Director: Tom Pietropaolo


Modern Music Masters, Tri-M, Music Honor Society was developed to motivate students, recognize their efforts, and honor their accomplishments. It is the purpose of the individual chapters to provide the opportunity to strengthen school music programs, help students reach their full musical potential, encourage instrumental and vocal students to work together toward common goals, and to focus attention on school music programs throughout communities.

Students are selected based on five points of distinction: scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service, as well as musicianship.