August 10, 2010
Fine Arts Activities Planned for Coming Year
A full slate of cultural activities has been planned by the Prince Avenue Fine Arts Department for the 2010-11 school year, according to director LaMurl Morris. “the theme for our fine arts year is Imagine, says Mrs. Morris, “recognizing the honor we give to God “ …who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… (Ephesians 3:20)
The music, band and performing arts classes will begin immediately to prepare for the Fine Arts Night which will be held on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Prince Avenue Baptist Church worship center. Always a highlight of the fine arts year, the elementary, middle and high school students will perform a variety of musical selections for the audience’s enjoyment. The annual Christmas Concert will be held December 6, and the Spring concert on May 15, both in the church’s worship center.
O What a Tangled Web will be the Prince Avenue’s entry in the one-act play competition this year, says Mrs. Morris, and will be directed by new drama teacher Joe Strickland. The play will be performed before at a dessert theatre in the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Atrium on Friday and Saturday, November 19-20 at 7:00 pm, before it is taken on the road for play competition. Strickland will also direct the school’s production of Oliver! March 25 and 26, in the PABC Children’s Theatre.
The Elementary Drama Club, which meets after school, will put on two productions this year, including A Christmas Carol in the Fall, and will perform A Bigger Boat, written by Bryan Shaw. The Elementary Drama Club is open to students in the fourth and fifth grades, and is directed by Esther and Jeff LaFay.
During Fine Arts Week, which will be held 22-25, 2011, Bryan Shaw will serve as a guest speaker, composer, and musician, working with Prince Fine Arts students throughout the week. Shaw is the worship and arts leader at St. James Methodist Church in Athens. The week will conclude with the Winter Concert.
This year, the high school chorus class will travel to Orlando to participate in the Candlelight Processional at Epcot Center. This trip alternates each year with a visit to New York City to sing at Carnegie Hall.
Other arts opportunities for students include the opportunity to participate in ACSI and Georgia Music Association festivals and competitions, art camps with elementary teacher Sally Spillane, and private music lessons for piano, guitar, strings, and band.