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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.




2023-24 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.


  • Fall Play: Can I Even Put This On My Resume? | November 16 - 18

  • Frosh/Sophomore Cabaret | December 6

  • Winter Musical: Something Rotten | February 29 - March 2

  • Theater Field Trip: The Outsiders | April 16

  • Sophomore Scene/Junior Monologue Night | May 1

  • Senior Directed One-Acts | May 30 - June 1

  • Senior Recognition Night | June 17

  • Backstage Brigade


  • Tri-M Music Honors Society Induction | September 22

  • Autumn Concert | November 21

  • Jazz Band Performance @BC Winter Wonderland | December 2

  • Chamber Choir Rutter: Magnificat @Carnegie Hall | January 7

  • Holiday Choral Concert | January 12

  • Ensemble Prestige @Ridgewood Library | March 10

  • BCA hosts Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center | March 13

  • Music Senior Recital | March 18

  • Spring Dance and Choir Recital | May 30 - June 1

  • Spring Concert | June 17 


  • Pumpkin Sculpting | October 25

  • Haunted House Evening | October 27

  • Print Week | January 17 - 19

  • Spring Fling Gallery | June


You can use the QR code (Cheddar Up) or Zelle to pay your membership dues and to donate to AVPAPAPA

Please join our Facebook and WhatsApp Groups

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2023-24 AVPAPAPA Board Members

  • Kat Baboulis (President)

  • Marie Antonelli (Vice President)

  • Jen Wolgemuth (Treasurer)

  • Dale Tzeng (Secretary)

  • Maria Rozentul (Communications)

  • Christy Wong (Music Liaison)

  • Danielle Tineo-Cohn (Theater Liaison)

  • Shehrina Tabassum (Visual Liaison)

  • Deb Feldman & Anna Maddela (Backstage Brigade Liaison)

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