Band instruments include flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. The Middle and Upper School Bands consistently receive high ratings at events sponsored by the Florida Bandmasters Association. Lessons are available for all band instruments. Select students may perform with District and State Honor Bands. Upper School students are offered a Honors Level Band.
Chorus members learn artistic production in a variety of languages and participate in performances such as the winter and spring concerts, Florida Vocal Association assessments, and choral festivals. Through chorus participation, students learn vocal technique, music reading, tone production, breath control, and other musical elements. Our Chorus ensembles receive high ratings at events sponsored by the Florida Vocal Association. Upper School students are offered an Honors Level Chorus.
Dance and movement classes teach students a variety of skills, such as locomotor movement, non-locomotor movement, hand-eye coordination, gross motor movement, and rhythmic movement to music. Dance classes are open to students in a variety of styles including: ballet, pointe, contemporary, tap, and jazz. Students have many performance opportunities including the Spring Ballet production, Dance Etc. and Spring Showcase.
Debate is a competitive team that meets after school. Students learn evidence based reasoning, information processing, public speaking, and argumentative writing. Students have the opportunity to complete in state and national events, including the Crestian Classic hosted by Pine Crest.
Students participating in the drama program may learn acting skills, audition technique, dialogue development, character analysis, sound and lighting systems, stage combat, and costume design. The Director works in conjunction with grade-level teachers to prepare stories, plays, puppet shows, and other performances. Students may choose to participate in their division’s fall play, spring musical, drama club, The International Thespian Society, workshops and competitions all offer additional opportunities for dramatic expression. Drama students produce shows such as the Spring Musical, and the Holiday Program.
Orchestra instruments include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students have performance opportunities thruoghout the year with their orchestra group or grade-level. The Middle and Upper School Orchestras receive high ratings at events sponsored by the Florida Orchestral Association.
Visual art classes teach students a variety of concepts such as shape, color, line, composition, and texture. Visual art activities may include drawing, watercolor and oil painting, ceramics, photography, pottery, graphics, weaving, carving, etching, charcoal sketching, and portraiture. Student art work is showcased on campus, and select works are displayed in community venues and entered in art competitions. Upper School students are offered AP art classes.