At South Christian, we understand the importance of a well-rounded education and encourage creativity from our students. Our fine arts program will give you a chance to discover new passions, learn new skills and express yourself artistically.

Music Program

“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

South Christian prepares students for a lifetime of music, whether it be for enjoyment, for a career, or for praising our Creator! SCHS Ensembles consistently receive high ratings at District and State Festivals.

South Christian offers a variety of musical choices for students, including:

  • 4 bands
  • 4 choirs
  • Orchestra

Please contact Janine Brouwer, head of Music Boosters, for more information: janine.brouwer@gmail.com

Band

Freshman Band: 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.

Symphonic Band: Students from 10th, 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.

Pep Band: Members of the Symphonic Band (and possibly Freshman Band) come together to support the football and basketball games with their music. Fun, energizing music is played for the crowds to enjoy and give energy to the games.

Lab Band: This band ensemble is a non-credit, voluntary ensemble which meets once per week for an hour and a half. Students are not required to be participating in a band course; however, they may be asked to audition for the position they desire. Band members enjoy experimenting, hence the name Lab Band, with music from several musical styles, eras, genres, and cultures. Band members perform 4-6 times per year.

Choir

Men’s Choir and 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.

Concert Choir: The ensemble of upperclassmen studies advanced works of music which 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.

Madrigals: This choral ensemble is a non-credit, voluntary ensemble which meets once per week for approximately 2 hours. Students may audition to become a member of the Madrigals, but must be enrolled in one of the credit-earning choral classes. The group participates in approximately 12-15 mandatory performances per year. The musical repertoire sung in Madrigals includes a wide variety of styles and is technically and artistically challenging.

Orchestra

Orchestra: 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 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.

Drama

We offer these opportunities to all students:

  • Fall Play
  • Spring Musical
  • Student Directed Playbills
  • Summer Drama Camp

Students can get involved in drama by:

  • Acting and Singing
  • Designing Backdrops
  • Constructing Sets
  • Scene Change Crew
  • Lights and Sound
  • Costume Crew
  • Musical Pit
  • Hair and Makeup
  • Assisting directors

The SCHS Drama program offers students the opportunity to participate in drama in a myriad of ways. From acting and singing on stage to operating lights and sound to moving set pieces on and off stage, students find ways that fit them best to be involved in our productions. Collaborating with the directors, students are involved in nearly every aspect of production which allows them to say that the work is truly their own. Each student is allowed to use his or her gifts to make the production as a whole effective.

Visual Arts Program

Course Offerings:

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

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.

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