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Joins Us Before The Play For Food & Fun!

March 16, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

Join us Friday, March 31, for some food and fun just before the opening performance of this year’s school play—Into the Woods presented by License to Chill/Rheem Pro Partner. Food trucks will be available at 5:30 p.m. The Feel Good Foods Truck will serve soft-serve ice cream and desserts, and the Bobby Rubino’s Truck will serve hamburgers, chips, and soda for $5.

From 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. characters will be available for a meet and greet! Have your lower school children meet Rapunzel, the Princes, Little Red Ridinghood, the Wolf, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and more.

The doors open for seating in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. and the play will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. You may purchase tickets online or by phone at 877.766.8157. Tickets are available for $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular seating both nights—Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

Concert Band Travels To Grand Bahama Island

March 14, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

IMG_20170305_203312510The High School Concert Band, under the direction of Mr. Jeff Carroll, traveled to Grand Bahama Island on Thursday, March 2, for what should have been a 4-day, 3-night performance trip. However, due to rough seas and the cancellation of their return ferry, the band had to extend their stay by and an additional day.

While on the island the band performed at:

  • The Lucaya Children’s Home where they were an encouragement to children who have been removed from their families
  • The Lucaya International School where they encouraged their school to start their own band program
  • The Lucaya Presbyterian Church as the main entertainment at a fundraiser for hurricane relief
  • The Lucaya Market Square entertaining shoppers and diners in and around the square
  • The Viva Fortuna Beach Resort Theater before the resort’s nightly show

Each performance was truly outstanding, and our students had a lot of fun with their audiences. In addition to their five performances that band the opportunity to visit the abandoned set to Pirates of the Caribbean, the Lucaya National Park and Caves, enjoy the amenities at the Viva Fortuna Beach Resort and of course do some shopping.

The band is thankful for those who prayed for them. They truly enjoyed representing WA and sharing their music with those on Grand Bahama Island. To view some photos from the trip, please visit the WA Facebook Page.

Into The Woods—Play Tickets on Sale NOW!

March 13, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

WA_Into The Woods_2017_BWTickets for the school play, Into the Woods presented by License to Chill/Rheem Pro Partner, are on sale now. You may purchase tickets online or by phone at 877.766.8157. Tickets are available for $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular seating both nights—Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1. Seats are going fast—don’t delay!

We look forward to experiencing this exciting performance!

Into The Woods—Play Tickets on Sale NOW!

March 2, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

Tickets for the school play, Into the Woods presented by License to Chill/Rheem Pro Partner, are on sale now. You may purchase tickets online or by phone at 877.766.8157. Tickets are available for $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular seating both nights—Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1. Seats are going fast—don’t delay!

We look forward to experiencing this exciting performance!

If you are interested in assisting the Drama and Art departments over Spring Break with set construction please email Rachel Cox or Jaclyn Fortier.

Gabriela Peña Art Showcase

February 16, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

The Conspiracy Theorist Part 1Congratulations to Gabriela Peña on a few of her recent accolades from the past weeks.

  • Submerged—Best in Show at the Broward Art Guild Youth Art Competition and Exhibit
  • Piano Hands—Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Key Award
  • The Conspiracy Theorist Part 1—Judge’s Recognition Award & People’s Online Choice at the ArtBravo, Juried Art show at Artserve

Piano Hands, Her Sweet Shadow, and Conspiracy Theorist Part 1 are currently on display until Friday, February 24, at the ArtBravo Juried Art show at Artserve.

Well done Gabriela Peña!

AP Art Paint Night This Friday!

January 25, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

IMG_20170117_170832 copyAP Art is hosting Westminster Academy’s first-ever Paint Night! Parents, students, friends, and family are invited for a night of creativity and will walk out with a completed painting. All painting supplies and instructions will be provided in the cost of the reservations. No painting experience is necessary. There will be no refreshments or food, but please don’t hesitate to bring your own!

Paint Night will be led by WA’s own high school art teacher, Ms. Jaclyn Fortier. If interested, sign up in the Upper School Office. Individual reservations are $40, cash or check (made out to Westminster Academy). All proceeds will benefit the AP Art class as they travel to New York City.

Save the date and sign up today!

Westminster Academy Paint Night
Friday, January 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Childcare provided

Middle School Orchestra Holocaust Memorial Trip

January 24, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

IMG_2838_The middle school orchestra class plays a piece called Schindler’s List—music from the movie. The movie tells the story of Oskar Schindler who created a work program for Jews at, Plaszow, one of the many notorious concentration camps in Poland.

Mr. Schwartz takes his seventh and eighth-grade orchestra classes to the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach to provide some context for the piece. The eighth-grade students study the Holocaust in the second quarter and visit the Holocaust Memorial on their Washington, D.C. trip, integrating it with what they are already receiving from their history lessons in middle school.