Bates has an award winning Fine Arts program.   We offer Band, Chorus, Strings, Visual Arts, Drama,and Musical Theater. Go to our Bantam Buzzfeed Facebook page for videos!

Over 700 art entries made it into Sumter County Fair Art Show in September 2016. Eight students from Bates Middle School were awarded ribbons of excellence for their artistic creations.

1st place in mixed media 2-D- Nathan Aguilar-Rivera (8th)

2nd place in mixed media 2-D- Cristil Wilson (8th)

2nd place in mixed media 2-D- Chase Denton (6th)

 1st place in mixed media 3-D- Kelsie Johnston (8th)

2nd place in mixed media 3-D- Treylin Smith (8th)

2nd place in mixed media 3-D- Maximo Wheaton (7th)

2nd place in mixed media 3-D- Sean West (8th)

3rd place in mixed media 3-D- Kelsey Shirah (7th)

Winter Concert

The BMS band performing a big band jazz holiday collection at the Winter Concert.

PTA Reflections 1st Place Winner

6th grader , Jordyn Mihlbauer , won 1st Place in the Middle School Painting Catergory of the SCPTA District 13 Reflections Program. Jordan’s painting has been sent for State competition.