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Fine Arts

Wheaton Christian Grammar School provides students a diverse range of fine arts experiences, both within the curriculum and through co-curricular activities.

Performing Arts

Each year since 1987, WCGS Jr. High students have counted the spring musical as one of the highlights of their year. While participation is entirely optional, scores of students are involved as cast and crew members. Parents and faculty assist in a myriad of ways, and the results are always entirely memorable. Audience members typically tell us that they can't believe these are Jr. High students! 

The announcement of the next year's musical selection is kept under wraps until a "reveal assembly" held near the end of the first semester.  After that, students are invited to audition, cast selections are announced in late January, and rehearsals extend through the late winter and early spring until Fine Arts Week and the musical performances in late April.

Previous Productions:
2018 –  Cinderella
2017 –  Seussical the Musical
2016 –  Peter Pan
2015 –  Oklahoma 
2014 –  Beauty and the Beast
2013 –  Annie
2012 –  The Wizard of Oz
2011 –  The Sound of Music
2010 –  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
2009 –  The Music Man
2008 –  Annie
2007 –  The King and I
2006 –  Fiddler on the Roof
2005 –  The Sound of Music
2004 –  Narnia
2003 –  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
2002 –  The Music Man
2001 – The Emperor’s New Clothes
2000 – The Kids of Bristol
1999 – The Sound of Music
1998 – Little House on the Prairie
1997 – Fiddler on the Roof
1996 – Annie
1995 – Pollyanna
1994 – The Kids of Bristol
1993 – Tom Sawyer
1992 – The Big Picture
1991 – The Emperor’s New Clothes
1990 – The Light Brigade
1989 – Pollyanna
1988 – The Prince and the Pauper
1987 – Tom Sawyer

Visual Arts

Wheaton Christian Grammar School's visual arts teachers utilize dedicated classroom spaces with ample art equipment, abundant natural light, a kiln and pottery wheel, and a digital arts studio to engage students with a variety of media.   Our students produce approximately 5,000 pieces of art each year, many of which are displayed in our campus corridors on a rotating basis throughout the school year.  Representative work is entered in the annual ACSI Regional Arts Festival where our students' art is displayed among 600 exemplary creations from 15 ACSI schools in our region. 

Vocal and instrumental music groups

Music is recognized as a valuable asset to a student's development and is highly valued in our lives as Christians. At WCGS, we seek to give each student the opportunity to develop his/her musical abilities to their fullest. Our school offers a number of options to help students in their musical development. We offer the following opportunities:

Beginning Band  
This group is open to all students who are beginning a band instrument. This group meets once a week and performs twice during the school year.  Director - Mr. David Wright

Beginning Strings 
This group is open to all students who are beginning a string instrument. This group meets once a week and performs twice during the school year.  Director - Mr. David Petersons

Cadet Band   
This group is open to students who have played a band instrument for at least one year. This group meets twice a week and performs twice during the school year.  Director - Mr. David Wright

Cadet Orchestra  
This group is open to students who have played a string instrument for at least one year. This group meets twice a week and performs twice during the school year.  Director - Mr. David Petersons

Concert Band
This group is open to sixth through eighth grade students who play a band instrument at a more advanced level. This group meets twice a week and performs several times throughout the school year. Students are admitted to this group by audition.  Director - Mr. David Wright

Concert Orchestra 
This group is open to sixth through eighth grade students who have played a string instrument at a more advanced level. This group meets two to three times a week and performs several times throughout the school year. Students are admitted to this group by audition.  Director - Mr. David Petersons

Jazz Ensemble
This group is open to sixth through eighth grade students by audition. This group meets twice a week and performs several times throughout the school year.  The Jazz Ensemble includes saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, and drums.
Director - Mr. David Wright

Sixth Grade Choir
This training choir is open to all sixth grade students. This group meets twice a week and will perform in two concerts during the school year. Director - Mrs. Sara Smith

Concert Choir  
Participation requires an audition. This group meets twice a week and will perform several times throughout the school year.  Director - Mr. David Wright.  Uniforms are required for students in Concert Band, Concert Orchestra, 6th Grade Choir, and Concert Orchestra. 

Fine Arts Camp

Every summer, Wheaton Christian Grammar School hosts a weeklong Fine Arts Camp with 65 students who perform drama and dance, and create art projects based on the year's theme. The week concludes with a Variety and Art show.

Last year's theme was Pixar's Great Adventure.

 

Fine arts at WCGS

Wheaton Christian Grammar School offers a wide range of fine arts experiences, both within the curriculum an as co-curricular activities.

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