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Fine Arts

Make a joyful noise

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp. For You make me glad by Your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92: 1-4


Men's Choir & Women's Choir

Students in 9th or 10th grade develop their singing abilities by learning to sing quality 2-, 3-, and 4-part music. Students will study sight-reading skills and basic music theory. Students perform at the Christmas and Spring Concerts. No audition is required. For more information, contact Ms. Katie DeVriesThis is offered as an elective course and will fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.

Concert Choir

An ensemble of upperclassmen studies advanced works of music that incorporate a high level of theory and skill. Eligible students have the opportunity to perform in Regional and State Honors Choirs as well as District and State Solo and Ensemble Festivals. All students perform at the Christmas and Spring concerts, at the District Choral Festival for ratings and feedback, in a variety of community performances, and at school functions throughout the year. For more information, contact Ms. Katie DeVriesThis is offered as an elective course.


Auditioned chorus that meets once a week on Monday nights to rehearse. This group often performs at other schools, festivals, and churches outside of school hours. For more information, contact Mrs. Holly Baar.

Concert Band

Available to 9th and 10th graders. Students study intermediate levels of band literature and techniques. Students are encouraged to use and develop their talents so that they not only can enrich their lives but also be of service to their Creator and others. Band members may also participate in Pep Band or Lab Band, with the permission of the Band Director. Students are encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble. Students will also perform at a Christmas and Spring Concert. For more information, contact Mr. Chad RozemaThis is offered as an elective course and will fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.

Symphonic Band

Students from the 11th and 12th grades come together to continue to develop their God-given skills by studying more advanced band literature and techniques. Student skills will be challenged and rewarded with participation in Band Festival and Pep Band. Students are eligible for Lab Band, Solo and Ensemble Events, and Honors Band (regional band at Calvin College). Students will also perform at a Christmas and Spring Concert. For more information, contact Mr. Chad RozemaThis is offered as an elective course.

Jazz Band

A select group of auditioned instrumentalists from grades 9-12 experiment with, rehearse, and perform all different types of music: contemporary, jazz, swing, rock, pop, and ethnic music. You must also be a member of one of the school’s bands to be eligible. The Jazz Band performs at concerts, the Connections banquet, and occasionally jazz festivals. Practice is normally on Tuesday nights. For more information, contact Mr. Chad Rozema


A percussion ensemble that is open to anyone who wants to play percussion. We start from the beginning and teach techniques so that anyone who wants to learn can participate. Students learn drum patterns, cadences, and full percussion ensemble pieces that are performed for concerts, sporting events, and more. Rehearsals are on Tuesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mr. Chad Rozema.

Marching Band

Members of the Symphonic Band (and sometimes Freshman Band) come together to support the football and basketball games with their music. Fun, energizing music is played for crowds to enjoy and give energy to the games. The marching band rehearses one time per week. For more information, contact Mr. Chad Rozema.


Students from all grade levels study intermediate string ensemble techniques and will perform works representative of several musical styles, eras, genres, and cultures. Students will be challenged to expand their level of technique and musicianship in a setting where the musical study is considered an act of worship to God. Students will perform at a Christmas and Spring Concert, as well as at additional community and/or festival events. For more information, contact Ms. Ashley KooistraThis is offered as an elective course and will fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.

Visual Arts

We offer a vibrant visual arts program dedicated to equipping all students to develop their artistic skills for general appreciation of the arts or pursuit of an artistic career. Outside of class, special care is given to enabling students to put together an art portfolio for college admissions. In addition, participating in competitions that promote the advancement of students in the arts is cultivated. Overall, students’ abilities are exercised so that they are enabled to develop their creative confidence and become better prepared for endeavors beyond the high school experience that demand creative thinking skills and innovative ideas.

Through our art classes, students come to understand their place in God’s world and how to use their God-given gifts to live and work out that mission.

Course Offerings

Introduction to Art
Drawing and Painting
Ceramics and Sculpture
Graphics and Printmaking
Advanced Art

These are offered as elective course and will fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.


Yearbook Club

Open to all students, 9th – 12th grade. We are looking for creative students who are interested in sales, photography, graphic design, or storytelling. Students will also have the opportunity to earn a free yearbook. For more information, contact Mrs. Allison Wiers or Mrs. Shelley Kuipers

Art Club

All are welcome, 9 – 12 grade, with any level of experience. There will be planned activities or you are welcome to design and create more freely. All materials will be provided (if possible). We will meet once a week. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to develop their creative abilities. For more information, contact Mrs. Roberta VanHaitsma

Performing Arts

Each year, South Christian Drama presents two major productions: a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. Students are encouraged to audition and be involved in a number of significant ways. After the spring production, students also have the opportunity to participate in student-directed plays called Playbills. SCHS Drama is open to all students. For more information, contact Mrs. Reba Ezell.

Fall Drama

Our fall production will be The Mouse That Roared, directed by Ms. Cathy VanLopik. Shows will be available on the following days: Thursday, November 9, 2023 – Saturday, November 11, 2023. A link to purchase tickets be will available at a later date.

Spring Musical

In the spring of 2023, South Christian High School presented Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.

Drama Support

There are a variety of “off-stage” opportunities that are vital to the success of our fall and spring dramatics. Students can be involved in set construction, sound, lights, hair and make-up, and other drama-related activities. For more information, contact For more information, contact Mrs. Reba Ezell.

Financial Support

Our spring musical will have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. It is an excellent way to support SCHS Drama and promote your business. For more information, contact Ms. Sandy Dobbs.

Fundraising Events

Many of the music students at SCHS have had the opportunity to travel and participate as a group in festivals around the United States. In April 2023, the Concert Choir and Madrigals traveled to Chicago to participate in the Festival of Music, enjoy the city, and shine their light along the way. The kids did a fabulous job performing and both choirs received first place trophies. In addition to this “official” performance, students took the opportunity to share God’s love through music at nearly every stop they made throughout the weekend.  

In April 2024, the Symphonic Band and Orchestra will travel to Nashville to compete.

Car Wash

Thank you for your support! See you next year.

CarStar 174 76th St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548

The cost is $10/vehicle for hand washing and drying. This event happens rain or shine since the cars are washed inside. Tickets can be purchased from any Band or Orchestra Student, or paid for at the event.

Mattress Sale

September 30, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Come in and find your next mattress, pillows, and sheets in our custom store held in the learning gym. Prices are up to 50% off name brands and include free delivery.



Band & Orchestra Fundraiser

October 2 – 13, 2023

8″ Subs/Croissants – $4 each 
(Cold Cut Combo, Pizza, Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, or Italian sub. Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese Croissant)

Soups – $5 each
(Cheesy Broccoli, Potato & Bacon, White Bean Chicken Chili, or Queso Dip)

Garlic Bread – $5 for a pack of 2

Cinnamon Rolls – $10 for a pack of 4

Apple Dumplings – $13 for a pack of 4

9″ Pies – $15 each
(Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Rhubard, and Peanut Butter)

Find any student who is part of the Music Department to place your order by Friday, October 13. Order pickup will be on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. 

Music Boosters

The South Christian Music Program is committed to equipping students to live Christ-centered lives and serve God to their greatest potential. With this in mind…

The goals of the South Christian Music Boosters are to instill and maintain an enthusiastic interest in the various aspects of the Music Program, to lend financial support to its related activities, and to provide support and encouragement to the directors of the Music Program.

For more information or interest in joining Music Boosters, contact