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Middle School Chorus Earns Silver at Music Festival
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/16/2018

The Middle School Chorus participated in the Southern Star Music Festival on Friday. They sang two selections for a group of adjudicators and received a clinic from Dr. Stephanie Cash from Berry College. It was a very special opportunity for them to sing in a large auditorium in front of...



Digital Artwork on Exhibit at Atlanta Airport
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/16/2018

Congratulations to Middle School students Peter Fleming, Derek Nickels, Cole Peterson, and Jonathan Rhudy, whose digital artwork will be on exhibit in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Terminal T from July through October 2018. These students created their artwork in Photoshop using their own original photos.

If traveling through the Atlanta airport...



Life After the Annual Student Art Show
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 5/1/2018

Hopefully you have had a chance to view and be inspired by the Annual Middle School Student Art Show! You may wonder, "What do the art students do now?" They continue to expand their creative minds with the study of some extremely creative artists and artistic disciplines!

The fifth-grade art students...



Stewart Goes Behind the Scenes of Avengers Movie
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/26/2018

Senior Kaitlyn Stewart was recently given access to visit the film sets of "Avengers: Infinity War" (opening April 27) and "Avengers 4" (opening May 2019). She was allowed to sketch while watching different scenes with actors including Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Robert Downey Jr.

Kaitlyn enjoyed seeing behind the scenes...



Jazz Band Wows at the Bow Wow Brunch
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/20/2018

The Whitefield Jazz Band had the opportunity to perform on Sunday, April 15, at the "Bow Wow Brunch," an English garden party-themed event benefitting the Atlanta Humane Society. The students played over an hour of jazz tunes and fun British-style songs. The guys were gifted with Union Jack bow ties....



The Big Broadcast is a Big Hit!
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/20/2018

Second- through fourth-grade students presented an exciting musical event called "The Big Broadcast" on Friday, April 13.

The show was a hybrid concept format, based on cabaret-style scenes from various musicals showcased in between original or individual student acts, like a variety show. Not only does a show like this involve...



Upper School Celebrates Arts Day
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/18/2018

The Upper School experienced a full day of art during Arts Day on April 11.

The morning kicked off with a high-energy performance by Calo Gitano Dance Academy, the largest flamenco dance academy in Georgia. Students learned the origin of Flamenco and a few moves of their own. Afterward, they heard from Chinua...



Middle School Celebrates Arts Day
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/16/2018

Middle School students enjoyed a morning at some of Atlanta's hot art spots during Arts Day on April 11.

Fifth-graders visited the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), where they saw the exhibit “Designing Playful Cities.” This exhibit takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban...



Annual Student Art Show Awards 2018
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/13/2018

The Whitefield Annual Student Art Show was held on April 5. This celebration of the visual arts also included performances by our bands, orchestra, Lower School chorale, and Middle School drama students.

The judge for this year's art show was Kim Ford, a Middle School parent. She has been teaching visual...



Students Amazed During Arts and Science Day
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/12/2018

On April 6, messiness was the order of the day as Lower School students took a break from their regular schedules and spent a whole day dedicated to the arts and sciences. The theme of the day was "Be Amazed!" as students experienced God's awesome universe through art projects and...



Orchestra Earns First-Ever Trophy
Categories: General, Middle School, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 4/10/2018

The Whitefield Orchestra competed in the Southern Star Music Festival at Six Flags last weekend. They performed two pieces, receiving a silver ranking of Excellence and the first-ever trophy for the Whitefield orchestra program!

They also had the opportunity to meet and attend a workshop with Mr. Benjamin Diden, assistant director...



Concert Band Welcomes Guest Instructor
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 3/7/2018

Concert Band students were treated to a percussion workshop presented by Mr. Jose de la Cruz. The students from this class, as well as Jazz Band and Band 1, observed Mr. de la Cruz’s amazing technique on mallets, snare drum rudiments and auxiliary percussion. His creative teaching style, coupled with...



Jazz Band Performs at Habitat for Humanity Gala
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/28/2018

The Whitefield Academy Jazz Band was invited to play for the Habitat for Humanity “Welcome to Our Neighborhood” Gala at Flourish Atlanta in Buckhead on Saturday, February 24. Celebrating 35 years of Habitat for Humanity, the beautiful and elegant evening included a full host of guests, including sponsors from Delta,...



Drama Students to Perform Play Written by Alumna
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts, Alumni
Posted: 2/21/2018

Whitefield alumna and writing student Brendan Thomas (’17) has a new addition to her resume: professional playwright. The college freshman recently wrote her first full-length play and sold her work, entitled “Murder Doesn’t Feed the Hungry,” to her alma mater for production.

Taking six English classes in her four years of...



Students Inducted into Fine Arts Honor Societies
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/20/2018

Numerous Upper School students were honored on Wednesday, February 14, for their commitment to fine arts and their contributions to the Whitefield arts program during an induction ceremony for three distinct fine arts honor societies.

Nathan Stevens, Upper School principal, opened the ceremony with a word of prayer, then Rebecca Brown,...



2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition Winners
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/16/2018

Congratulations to the Upper School students whose artwork and writing have been selected as award winners in the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Competition for Georgia! Their work was chosen from over 3,000 entries submitted from both public and private schools throughout the state. The ceremony for all Gold and...



Berry Earns Chair in Honor Band
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2018

Eighth-grader Ronny Berry auditioned in December for a coveted chair in the District 12 Middle School Honor Band. He was chosen and participated in a weekend full of demanding rehearsals with top instrumentalists from the highly competitive District 12. They performed a concert on Sunday, February 11, at Hillgrove High...



Whitefield Dramatic Society Attends ThesCon 2018
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/14/2018

Thirty-three members of the Whitefield Academy Dramatic Society recently attended the Georgia Thespian Conference 2018 in Columbus. They joined over 5,000 other high school thespians for three days of workshops, shows, and individual performances.

Four Whitefield students – sophomores Caroline Browne, Annie Edwards, and Grayson Nour and junior Cha Cha Hamilton...



“Celebrating Black History” Student Art on Display On and Off Campus
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/12/2018

Artwork created to celebrate Black History Month is currently on display on campus in the Upper and Middle School lobbies. The same exhibit is also on display at the Northside Fulton County Library (3295 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, 30327). Please stop by and view the works created in Photoshop and...



Mrs. Hicks' Art Detectives
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 2/2/2018

Mrs. Hicks invites all Lower School students to become art detectives! Students are encouraged to visit an art museum in America or around the world and bring her pictures of themselves next to their favorite artwork. In return, students will receive a travel sketchbook, and their picture will be displayed...



Artist Jack Shield Shares Wisdom with Art Students
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/19/2018

Jack Shields, watercolor artist, has been visiting the eighth-grade art class for the past 10 years! What an inspiration to have this artist with 50 years of experience share his wisdom and technique with the students again this year.

Each year, he also gives the gift of a painting to one...



Jazz Band Performs for Governor and Military
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 1/19/2018

It has become an annual tradition for our Jazz Band to be invited to perform during the holiday tours at the Governor's Mansion. A little bit of snow did not deter Stacy Quiros and the band from keeping their commitment to play for the public tour on Sunday, December 10....