Spring Arts Festival – Dance Classes

On April 24th, 2017 the Jr. High and High School dance classes kicked off the Spring Arts Festival and presented Playlist: Hits  from Yesterday and Today. Everybody Dance Now, Get Up, Pon de Replay and Who’s that Chick were numbers performed by the jr. high students. The high school performed group routines to Crazy in Love, Motown Philly, Black Beatles, Poison, Cold Hearted Snake and Work. In addition to performing group dance students presented their own choreography to songs like, Get Ur Freak On, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark, Hips Don’t Lie, Bang, Bang, Talk, Wall to Wall, Gold Digger and Body Movin. “I am very proud of all of the students who performed tonight, they did a great job,” said Miss Cara.

2016-2017 Arts Performance Schedule

2016-2017 HIGH SCHOOL ARTS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Nov 1 – Fall Awards Night – 7 pm

Falcon Players
Aug 3 – Twelve Angry Jurors Auditions, 3:45 pm
Aug 4 – Twelve Angry Jurors Call Backs, 3:45 pm
Sept 29 – Twelve Angry Jurors Performance, 6 pm
Sept 30 – Twelve Angry Jurors Production, 1 pm*students only
Sept 30 – Twelve Angry Jurors Production, 6 pm
Dec 6 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol Production, 7 pm
Dec 7 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol Production, 7 pm
Dec 8 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol Production, 7 pm
Dec 9 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol Production, 1 pm*students only
Dec 9 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol Production, 7 pm
Feb 7 – Addams Family Auditions, 3:45 pm
Feb 8 – Addams Family Call Backs, 3:45 pm
Apr 28 – Addams Family Production, 1 pm*students only
Apr 28 – Addams Family Production, 6 pm
Apr 29 – Addams Family Production, 6 pm

Speech & Debate
Oct 7-8 Lost Dutchman at Red Mountain HS
Oct 21-22 Jim Fountain Classic at McClintock HS
Nov 11-12 Toro Country Classic at Mountain View HS
Nov 18-19 Dobson Invitational at Mesquite HS
Dec 2-3 Winter Trophy at Greenway HS
Jan 5-7 ASU Southwest Championships at ASU Tempe
Jan 13-14 Chandler Prep Tournament at Chandler Prep
Feb 10-11 Bobcat Bonanza at Central HS
Feb 25 Congress Qualifier at GCU
Mar 3-4 SWSDI at Hamilton HS
Mar 17-18 State Tournament at Thunderbird HS
Mar 23-25 National Qualifiers at PCDS

Marching Band
Oct 22 – Williams Field HS
Oct 29 – Millennium HS

A Cappella
Oct 9 – Infuse Open Mic Night at Phoenix Center for the Arts, 6 pm
Oct 23 – AZ State Fair, 12pm
Nov 2 – Infuse Open Mic Night at Tempe Center for the Arts, 5 pm
Nov 16 – Tempe Center for the Arts, 5 pm
Dec 2 – Honor Health Hospital, 5 pm
Dec 10 – Christmas Caroling at Freestone Park, 10 am
Feb 15 – Open Mic at Tempe Center for the Arts, 5 pm
Feb 26 – Open Mic at Herberger Theater, 4 pm
Apr 8 – Youth Open Mic At Avondale Library, 4:30 pm
May 3, Open Mic at Tempe Center for the Arts, 5 pm
May 10,Open Mic at Tempe Center for the Arts, 5 pm

Competition Percussion
Nov 1 – Auditions, 3:45pm
Nov 3 – Auditions, 3:45pm
Feb 4 – Williams Field HS
Feb 11 – Millennium HS
Mar 4 – Desert Ridge HS
Mar 11 – WGI Regional at Gilbert HS
Mar 18 – Gilbert HS
Mar 24-26 – San Bernardino, CA
Mar 31-Apr 1 WGAZ Championship at Desert Ridge HS

Competition Color Guard
Oct 31 – Auditions, 3:45pm
Nov 2- Auditions, 3:45pm

JH ARTS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Falcon Players
Aug 31 – Wizard of OZ Auditions, 3:45pm
Nov 3 – Wizard of OZ Performance, 6 pm
Nov 4 – Wizard of OZ Performance, 1 pm*students only
Nov 4 – Wizard of OZ Performance, 6 pm
Dec 14 – Storybook Reunion of Murders Auditions, 3:45pm
Feb 9 – Storybook Reunion of Murders Performance, 6 pm
Feb 10 – Storybook Reunion of Murders Performance, 1 pm*students only
Feb 10 – Storybook Reunion of Murders Performance, 6 pm

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Spring Arts Festival – Dance Concert

The dance portion of the Spring Arts Festival was titled, “Triple Threat” in which students sang, dance and acted their way through the live performance.

The first half of the show was lip sync themed and opened with a Junior High performing “Bieber Fever”, “1999 Pop Hits” and “Ariana Grande Mix. High School performers then took the stage to battle it out with “’06-08 Flashback, “Don’t Stop the Music” and “Jackson Mega Mix.”

The show then moved onto a musical theater theme. Brianna Love, Phoenix Briggs, Jacob Herrera, Makayla Hook, Annette Lobos, Hallie De La Rosa and Kalysta Nash were soloists and sang live to songs such as, Get on Your Feet, from Get on Your Feet the Musical, You Can’t Stop The Beat, from Hairspray, Brand New Day from The Wiz, Footloose from Footloose. The night concluded with junior high and high school performers coming together to sing and dance to We’re All in This Together from High School Musical.

“I am happy with how the show came together; each student put in a tremendous amount of work this semester, some student’s learned up to five dances. I keep seeing the students improve and that makes me so proud!”  Commented dance teacher Miss Cara.

Spring Arts Festival – Band Concerts

Day 2 of the Spring Arts Festival was a huge success! It was a great night of music from all across time, ranging from the 1940s up to 2011. This concert featured the Jr. High Band, High School Band, and High School Jazz Bands.

Jazz Band was featured in only their second year of existence, playing a range of jazz styles represented in, ‘A Nigh in Tunisia’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, and ‘Jazz Police’. This jazz combo was comprised of a number of members from the high school concert band and featured soloist Travis Evans on trumpet.

Jr. High Band was made up of students in all walks of musical skill. Some of these students had just started playing instruments this year while others have been playing for years. This group played a fun and exciting set, including ‘Midnight Mission’, ‘Jubilance’, ‘Mystique’, ‘The Curse of Tutankhamun’, and ‘Majestica’. Keeping up with the theme, these pieces ranged from the mid ’80s to the mid 2000’s.

High School Band put on a phenomenal show with famous works such as ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’, ‘On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss’, and ‘Jupiter’. This challenging concert also included the pieces, ‘Among the Clouds’, ‘Olympiada’, ‘Atlantis: The Lost Continent’, and ‘Foundry’. Director Christopher Holtzem said, “I’m so proud of all three ensembles. This was a very challenging concert all around and I couldn’t be happier with each groups’ growth over the past semester as they knocked this concert out of the park.”

Spring Arts Festival – Choir Concert

We kicked off Day 1 of the Spring Arts Festival with performances by all of the Junior High and High School choral ensembles.  The North Pointe choirs sang to a standing room only crowd in the theater, performing a program entitled Music Across Cultures.  The a cappella group began the concert, entertaining the audience with vocal-only versions of contemporary songs such as Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”, and Sia’s “Elastic Heart”.  The Beginning High School Choir followed, singing selections from South Africa, Brazil, Ireland, Japan, and closing with a lively Russian number.  The Junior High Choir impressed the audience with their mastery Swahili, French, Spanish and Japanese, highlighted by soloists Annie Lobos and Nicole Rodriguez, and featuring world percussion instruments.  Closing the program was the Advanced Choir.  Audiences enjoyed the mens’ rendition of a traditional South African song, complete with African drumming, followed by a very dramatic display of adoration and hate during the female-only Dear John.  The audience seemed to really connect with the emotionalPrayer of the Children, and soloists Kenny Hunley and Haylie Perna led the closing song of the concert, Wangol, complete with singing, dancing, and percussion, before inviting all the choirs back on stage to join them.

Director Megan Goodman said, “It has really been an awesome semester for the choirs.  I say every semester that the groups keep getting better and better, and this performance is no exception! Everyone has worked so incredibly hard, and I’m very proud of the performance they were able to give tonight.  What a great way to start off the week of awesome performances!”  She also emphasized how much impact this year’s seniors have had on the program, and how sad she will be to see them go!