School Life Fine Arts at St. Barnabas School.
Opportunities for entire class performances are offered twice each year in the form of Christmas musical plays, concerts, and Spring programs. Students develop confidence and poise by performing for audiences. Auditions are held for drama parts as well as solos, dance and group ensembles. Rehearsals are before school where performers practice parts and learn basic drama skills such as projection, blocking and character development.
Before and after school programs include violin group classes (Spring recital), a children’s choir for grades 2-5 in conjunction with St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, a Middle School Bell Choir ensemble and a Middle School dance team. Middle School students with an interest in drama and theatre are encouraged to join PAT (Performing Arts Team). A school wide talent show is held each year, under the direction of PAT, for student and family entertainment. Other outside Fine Arts opportunities include in-school performances from community resources and a yearly field trip to the Athens Theatre.
We absolutely love St. Barnabas School! The opportunities for my children are so much more than we expected. Staff are amazing and we feel truly blessed to have found this school.
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