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
  • 3 choirs
  • Orchestra

Band

Concert Band: Freshmen and sophomores in band will study intermediate techniques and sacred, contemporary, and traditional band literature as well as basic theory and fundamentals in overall good musicianship.  The first part of the semester will focus on marching drill and technique and will include rehearsing and performing a marching show to be performed at various events.  Students will be encouraged to use and develop their talents not only to enrich their own lives but also be of service to their Creator and others.  Performances will include concerts, community events, some athletic events, and band festivals; in addition, students are encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble Festival and perform in smaller ensembles for school chapels, community events, etc.

Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is a select group of junior and senior instrumentalists who are willing to continue developing their God-given gifts to serve their school and community.  Students must have an above-average interest and skill in the performance of highly technical band literature.  The first part of the semester will focus on marching drill and technique and will include rehearsing and performing a marching show to be performed at various events.  Performances will include concerts, community events, some athletic events, and band festivals; in addition, students are encouraged to participate in Solo and Ensemble Festival and perform in smaller ensembles for school chapels, community events, etc.  This ensemble does take performance tours on occasion.

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: The Men’s Choir is an ensemble designed to give an overview of choral music fundamentals, styles and literature for male voices. It is an open enrollment to all incoming freshmen and sophomores with no audition required. Quality 2-, 3-, and 4-part compositions will be studied and memorized for approximately 3 performances per year. Sight-reading skills and basic music theory as it applies to singing will also be studied. The choir meets every day. Successful completion of the year-long class and attendance at all performances will enable the student to receive full credit. Attendance at rehearsals, district choral festivals, school, church and community events is required.

Women’s Choir: The Women’s Choir is an ensemble designed to give an overview of choral music fundamentals, styles and literature for female voices. It is an open enrollment to all incoming freshmen and sophomores with no audition required. Quality 2-, 3-, and 4-part compositions will be studied and memorized for approximately 3 performances per year. Sight-reading skills and basic music theory as it applies to singing will also be studied. The choir meets every day. Successful completion of the year-long class and attendance at all performances will enable the student to receive full credit. Attendance at rehearsals, district choral festivals, school, church and community events is required.

Concert Choir: This is an open enrollment choir (see pre-requisite however.) This choir is a choral ensemble made up of 11th and 12th graders who have demonstrated competency in proper vocal production, tone, sight-reading confidence and music theory. In order to be eligible for this choir, all members must have at least one year of experience in the SCHS choral program or have special permission from the director and registrar. The Concert Choir is a touring choir.

A wide variety of choral literature is studied with at least one major work per year scheduled and/or mass choir selections with the other SCHS ensembles. The Concert Choir participates in approximately 8-10 required performances per year. Participation in school chapels, assemblies, and musicals is expected but not mandatory for all members. Attendance at rehearsals, district/state choral festivals, school, church and community events is required to receive full credit. Opportunities to perform in Regional and State honors choirs as well as district and state solo and ensemble festivals is encouraged.

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: Orchestra participants will be studying 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. There will also be units in music theory, aural perception, and fundamentals in good musicianship. The orchestra will perform in varying settings throughout the year. The student must have prior middle school orchestra experience or have taken at least two years of private string lessons.

Drama

We offer these opportunities to all students:

  • Fall Play
  • Spring Musical
  • Student Directed Playbills

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
  • Graphic Design 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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