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Everything You Need to Know About the Fine Arts Showcase 2015

 
What is the Fine Arts Showcase?  It is a celebration of the God-given artistic and musical students at Warsaw Christian School. It provides all grade levels with the chance to perform musically and to display their artwork to glorify the Lord.
 
When is the Fine Arts Showcase?  This coming Friday night, March 27th, from 6:30-8:40pm. Musical performances will occur in the Chapel and artwork will be displayed in the Fellowship Hall.
 
How should my child dress for the Fine Arts Showcase? All students need to wear Chapel dress.
 
What is the format of the evening?  This evening is scheduled to be a come-and-go event for all families, with musical performances occurring every 20 minutes. You are welcome to attend every event or simply the events in which your family is performing. Please be kind in leaving the front rows of the Chapel available to families who have students performing if you stay for other performances. The musical portion of the evening is highlighted by the 6th grade musical, "Rats! The Story of the Pied Piper."
 
Students are expected to perform with their classes and to report to their classrooms fifteen minutes before their performance begins to meet their classroom teachers and get ready. While attending the musical performances, please be seated before the performance starts and pick up your child from Mrs. Barr’s second grade classroom (located close to the school office) promptly after his/her performance.  Please be respectful of the performance times of each group as you enter and exit the Chapel.
 
Parents are responsible at ALL TIMES for their children during the evening, with the exception of their performances.
 

 

Performing Group

Time of Performance

Time to Report to the Classroom

Kindergarten & 1st grade

6:30-6:40pm

6:15pm report time

2nd & 3rd grade

6:50-7:00pm

6:35pm report time

Band, Choir & Chimes

7:10-7:20pm

6:55pm ***Report to Music room***

4th & 5th grade

7:30-7:40pm

7:15pm report time

6th grade mini-musical

8:00-8:30pm

A special notice will go home to 6th grade parents.

 

Artwork will be displayed throughout the evening from 6:30-7:50pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to enjoy and observe all artwork. Please use the Fellowship Hall as a place for conversations and congratulations of the students and respect the Chapel as a place for performing.

MUSIC

 
Here at WCS we offer music, choir, band and chimes. Our overall goal is to instill in students a well-rounded appreciation of music as a gift from God and an avenue of praise to Him. Our curriculum goals are based on the National Standards for Music Education as stated by the Music Educators National Convention (MENC):

     1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
     2. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
     3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments. 
     4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
     5. Reading and notating music.
     6. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
     7. Evaluating music and music performances.
     8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
     9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture
 
These goals are put into practice through singing, moving, chanting, playing instruments, reading music, and listening. Through all of this, students learn the fundamentals of music as well as what the Bible teaches us about music and how it is to be used in worship, daily life, and encouragement of others.  Students have various opportunities to put these into practice through chapel, the Grandparent’s Day program, the Christmas program, and other day-to-day activities.
 

Music curriculum is adjusted to the appropriate grade level for each class. Beginning in preschool, students learn to explore the sounds and experiences of music. Each year the curriculum builds on this knowledge and experience. In third grade, students begin learning to play the recorder. Fourth grade students learn all about instruments, bands, and orchestras in preparation for the option to start a band instrument. Guitars are introduced in fifth grade, and sixth grade finishes the year with the annual musical. All students are also introduced to Composers of the Month throughout the school year. This introduces students to the lives of the great composers and to some of their most famous compositions.

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach

 

 

Music, Band, Choir and Chimes