Theater"When the bar is raised, I have yet to see students fail to exceed that bar, so part of my philosophy is to continue raising that bar and watch what these kids can do! The sky is the limit, as far as I'm concerned!"Mrs. Brinnon
Preschool Christmas programs, chapel presentations, choir and band performances, and the middle school musical production all showcase the talents of Friends Christian School students. Step by step, from the youngest preschooler to young teenagers, students gain skills and confidence on the stage.
Elementary Performing ArtsActivities in the performing arts are integrated throughout the elementary program. Students in kindergarten through grade four attend music class weekly to learn basic music theory and experience instrumental and vocal music through listening, singing, and the use of basic rhythm and percussion instruments. All of the students participate in a Christmas program that includes music and opportunities for drama, recitation and dance. The third and fourth grade students have the opportunity to be part of a choir that practices after school and performs at various venues throughout the year.
New in 2016–2017
…a fourth grade choir, called Jubilation Show Choir, in which students incorporate musical choir techniques, in addition to dance and theater skills.
- Mrs. Jolie Brinnon—Music Teacher/Choral Director/Theater
Middle School Performing Arts
Fifth and sixth grade students participate in music class once a week to further strengthen their music theory and methods skills. All fifth through eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate in a choir and/or band that practices before or after school several times a week. The groups perform in concerts, festivals, at theme parks, and at outreach opportunities throughout the year, in addition to a fully staged Broadway musical that is presented in the spring every year.
New in 2016–2017
…both Elementary and Middle School students will participate in the spring production of Peter Pan Jr., under the direction of Mrs. Jolie Brinnon.
- Mrs. Jeanette Doen—Music Teacher
- Mrs. Mardi Cork—Band Director
- Mrs. Rachel Darden—Choral Director
- Mrs. Jolie Brinnon—Praise Band/Theater