Our Performing Arts program provides students an opportunity to pursue excellence through music and drama.
Our goal is for every student to have a fundamental grasp of music. We regularly sing hymns and other challenging pieces collectively as a school and train younger students in general music theory. Our drama program is designed to train students in the art of Shakespearean language, as well as to build confidence and oratory skills for our Rhetoric program and thesis defense.
Our programs include:
- Grammar School Choir
- Cantavi (Grammar School Honors Choir)
- Grammar School Hand Chimes
- Devoveo (Upper School Choir)
- Gaudeo (Upper School Honors Choir)
- Beginning Orchestra
- The Ambrose Orchestra (audition out of beginning orchestra)
- Honors Orchestra (audition only)
- Upper School Jazz Ensemble
- High School Drama
- Jr. High Drama
- 5th grade Shakespeare Troupe
Our performances include:
The Annual Traditional Christmas Concert
Our most popular and well-attended program draws an audience of over 1,000 every year. Performed in the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Boise State University, the program is known for its excellence, variety, and the traditional sounds of Christmas from the middle ages through the early 20th century. Bells, strings, timpani, children and youth voices join to create an evening of Christmas joy.
The 5th Grade Shakespeare Play
A long running tradition, this program may surprise you. First time attendees are often amazed by what 5th graders can do. Students perform a slightly abbreviated Shakespeare play, though the language remains “Shakespearean.”
The Annual High School Play
- Romeo & Juliet
- Music Man
- King Lear
- The Mousetrap
- The Man Who Came to Dinner
- Arsenic & Old Lace
The Spring Art & Music Festival
Grab a chair and some food. Our annual Spring Concert is a favorite social activity. Our various student music groups are the entertainment for the evening. Throughout the school, artwork created by our students is on display for all to enjoy.