Fine Arts Week
The week of April 4-9 was Fine Arts Week at Oakcrest. Highlights of the week included the Film Festival and Fine Arts Night.
The Film Festival kicked off the week on Monday in the G. Lloyd Bunting, Sr. Theatre. Student film-makers premiered their short films in front of the whole school. Caitlin R’s short animated film, “Each Little Bug,” was voted by the entire school as best film. To watch the film, click here.
During the week, student artwork was displayed in the lobby and throughout the school. On Saturday, we ended the week with the annual Fine Arts Night. Students sang solos with accompaniment, played musical instruments, and performed monologues and a student-choreographed dance number. The Advanced Theatre Arts class performed a one-act play. It was a memorable night for parents, students, faculty and staff.
Our hats are off to Mrs. Miller (music), Mrs. Bunuan (theatre arts), and Mrs. Havey (studio art) for their tireless work to teach and promote fine arts at Oakcrest.
Performances on Fine Arts Night were:
’Til There Was You from Music Man by Meredith Wilson, Performed by Monica R.: voice
I Enjoy Being a Girl by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Performed by Angel M.: voice
What I Did for Love from A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban, Performed by Danielle D.J.: voice
Alone in the Universe from Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Performed by Carolyn L., Jamie R.: voice
I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner and Lascia Ch’io Pianga from Rinaldo Opera by Handel, Performed by Kathryn B.: voice
Papa Can You Hear Me from Yentyl by Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Performed by Cathryn T.: voice
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly from My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner, Performed by Julie M.: voice
Bagpipes, Performed by Kathleen B.
Ophelia Monologue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Performed by Carolyn L.
Arietta by W.A. Mozart, Performed by Anna W.: piano
Thank you by Herbert Allen, Paul and Ralph Colwell, Performed by Laura C. (piano) and Emilie K. (voice)
Come By The Hills: Traditional Irish song arr. by Phil Coulter, Performed by Katie N. (piano) and Maggie N. (voice)
Boogie Improvisation, Performed by Andrea M. (piano)
Parade of the Tin Soldiers Arr. by John Kinyon, Performed by Giorgina A. (flute)
Rolling in the Deep by Adele, Performed by Kathleen B. (guitar and voice) and Andrea M. (piano and voice)
Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven, Performed by Anne P.: piano
“The Kindred Spirit”
A One Act Play, Written by Amanda Courtney
Co-directed and performed by: Kathryn B., Amanda C., Carolyn L., Julie M., Angel M., Jamie R.
Under the guidance of Mrs. Monique E. Bunuan
“Drive My Car”
By The Beatles
A dance number choreographed and performed by: Carolina L., Cecilia L., Chelsea W., Katerina W.
Under the direction of Maggie Watts (’00)
String Ensemble Field Trip to Lashof!
Also last month, Miss Salls (Director of Student Life) took the Oakcrest String Ensemble – Mary Mary L., Catherine S. and Grace P. – to visit Lashof Violin Store in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Jen, one of the owners of Lashof, gave a presentation to the girls on how she makes violins. The girls were able to see just how difficult it is to be a luthier (maker of stringed instruments). When asked how much time it took to make one violin, Jen replied “at least 3 months”! The girls also were able to watch Jen fit the finger board into a student cello. They all recommend Lashof for any of your violin, viola and cello needs. The String Ensemble ended the morning with lunch at Panera on the way back to school.
Fine Arts Flashback: Oakcrest Talent Show 2011
In March, the School held it’s ever-popular Talent Show. Organized by Spirit Captains and Spirit Committee, the Talent Show featured acts by students, faculty and staff. Oakcrest students and parents enjoyed dance performances (Irish, Spanish Flamenco, hip-hop, lyrical), music (piano, guitar, bagpipes, flute, voice), gymnastics and a hysterical staff and faculty skit. After the performances were over, the audience voted Andrea M. and Cathryn T.’s musical performance for First Place. (The faculty and staff demonstrated their supreme talent in their skit, and missed third place by one vote!)
To watch the winning act, click here.
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