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Parents and Patrons of the Arts

Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA)

Mission Statement

We are the Parents and Patrons of the Arts. AVPAPAPA enhances the opportunities and experiences available to the students and families in the Bergen County Academies community.  Through the assistance of volunteers, we are committed to working together to ensure the success of all BCA students.  We support the visual arts projects, music programs, and theatre performances through collaborative fundraising efforts.  We welcome membership from ALL academies.


Hear from the AVAP Teachers why your membership is so important for the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts and the entire BCA community.




2022-23 Events and Activities

AVPAPAPA hosts and supports a variety of events and activities throughout the school year. We invite you to become an active member of AVPAPAPA. Join us at meetings and special events. We offer many volunteer opportunities for parents and guardians who can give a few hours a year.

Not every event requires monetary donations by our Parent Organization, but volunteers are appreciated for various events. Reach out to your Theater, Visual and Music Liaisons for details.


  • Theater Field Trip - October

  • Fall Play: The Crucible - November 17-19

  • Winter Musical: Fiddler on The Roof - March 2-4

  • Senior Directed One-Acts - June

  • Sewing Brigade


  • Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction and Luncheon - TBD

  • Autumn Concert: Fall Instrumental - TBD

  • Holiday Choir Concert Performance - TBD

  • Music Senior Recital - TBD

  • Ensemble Prestige (off campus) - TBD

  • BCA hosts Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - TBD


  • Haunted House Evening

  • Print Week - January TBD

  • Fundraiser Events: Gallery Location - TBD

  • Bergen County Teens Arts Festival (BCC) - Spring


You can use PayPal, the QR code, Venmo or Zelle to pay your membership dues and to donate to AVPAPAPA

Zelle: 845-216-3419

Venmo: @Adam-Simpson-01

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2022-23 AVPAPAPA Board Members

  • Robin and Barry Cassell (Co-Presidents)

  • Laura Simpson (Vice President)

  • Adam Simpson (Treasurer)

  • Sunny Park (Music Liaison)

  • Shehrina Tabassum (Visual Liaison)

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