GHCA has an extensive band program for Elementary, Junior High, and High School. Our special sound-optimized band room provides a nice place for students to learn and practice, while a number of churches in within walking distance provide excellent "auditoriums" for our school to host large performances.
Specific band programs we provide include:
Our students not only perform in school-sponsored events, but many are part of their church worship team, youth group band, and some even participate in our community band!
Our choir program is also impressive, with singing opportunties for all grade levels. Practices typically occur in the classroom in the lower grades and in the band room in upper grades. As with our band program, we are blessed to have a number of churches close by who allow us to use their facilities to host our concerts. We have multiple concerts throughout the school year, and our choirs perform community services as well!
Specific choir programs we provide include:
For students who are not in band but want to learn an instrument, and for those in our band program but want further mastery of a specific instrument, we have number of musical professionals who are available to give private music lessons in piano, guitar, violin, and other string, brass, and woodwind instruments. You don't even have to be a student at the Academy to take part in these private lessons!
If you are interested in private music lessons, contact our main office for more details. We'll also post specific offerings on our homepage from time to time as opportunities arise.
Over the years, GHCA has put on a number of productions ranging from various Patch the Pirate plays to our smash hit Annie. Our students also have opportunities throughout the school year to join adults in various productions, including our Christmas concerts and concerts with famous personalities like D.C. Washington and Chiz Rider. These opportunities vary from year to year, but whatever production our school has done, the community support has been tremendous and the experience memorable for all involved!
Other opportunties in the fine arts happen in the classrooms at GHCA. English class has done many a Shakespeare play, and field trips to various fine arts offerings at the University of Maine occur throughout the year. We also have guest performers from various Christian colleges come to speak and perform for our students during special chapel services.
If you want to know more about our music and fine arts program, feel free to call our office at 532-0736 to set up an appointment with our Music / Fine Arts director. We also invite you to follow us on Facebook, where you'll find our photo albums of various music and fine arts events. We also post upcoming performances and concerts sponsored by the Academy on our Facebook page, our GHCA website homepage, and our event calendar.