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Jazz Band Performs at Georgia Aquarium
Categories: General, Upper School, Fine Arts
Posted: 11/14/2017

The Whitefield Jazz Band took a trip to the Georgia Aquarium on Nov. 2 to play for the 14th Annual Heroes For Hope Dinner. They performed Big Band classics for an hour for 400 guests during their meet and greet time. Prior to their performance, they had an hour to...



Intention and Perception: An AP Art and Creative Writing Exhibit
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/31/2017

Students from the AP art and creative writing classes have collaborated to create an exhibit that will hang in Morris Hall from October 30-December 15.

The AP art students selected work from their portfolio that could inspire writers. Each creative writing student then selected two of those works, without knowing who...



Lower School Music Starts the Year Strong
Categories: General, Lower School, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/23/2017

The first quarter has been a great one for Lower School Music!

PreK through 4th grades sang in an exciting 1950s Grandparents Day Performance at the end of September. The students worked very hard learning their songs, and did an excellent job!
Click here to watch the full Grandparents Day performance! 
On Friday,...



Whitefield Chorus and Drama Perform at Mable House
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/17/2017

Whitefield singers performed at the 2017 Mable House Storytelling Festival on Saturday, October 14. Along with groups from surrounding schools, including a lively set from the Pebblebrook Gospel Choir, Whitefield’s Middle School Chorus and cast members from Whitefield's upcoming play, "Anything Goes," charmed the crowd with a range of musical...



Brown and Childree Demonstrate Painting Techniques
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Middle and Upper School art teachers Rebecca Brown and Debbie Childree enjoyed demonstrating and sharing their painting techniques on Saturday, October 14, at the Taylor-Brawner House as visitors came through to view the Taylor-Brawner House Park with Art exhibit. Both teachers had paintings featured as part of the exhibit.

"It was...



Innovations for the Marching Band
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/16/2017

Upper School students Paxston Richards, Karalese Wehner, and Luke Wilson used Whitefield's Innovation Lab to build these three creative tombstones for props in the 2017 marching band halftime show, “Echoes from the Dark Side; Villains In Action.” As you guessed, they go along with the songs "Monster Mash," "The Grinch,"...



Visual Arts Teachers Refuel Their Creativity
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 10/2/2017

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Childree are always on the lookout to encourage and inspire each other as artists by entering juried art competitions, which allows them to grow in their abilities and creativity as teaching artists. Locally, both teachers have photos accepted as part of the South Cobb Arts Alliance...



Brown's Photography Selected for NAEA Member Exhibition
Categories: General, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/21/2017

Congratulations to Upper School art teacher Rebecca Brown! Her photograph, "Resist," was selected for the 2017 National Art Education Association (NAEA) Member Exhibition that will be showcased in the NAEA Studio & Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, from October 1, 2017, through April 15, 2018.

NAEA received 422 submissions for this exhibit; the...



New Middle School Choral Techniques Paying Dividends
Categories: General, Middle School, Fine Arts
Posted: 9/20/2017

By: Abe Okie, Chorus Teacher

The 2017 Middle School Chorus is well underway. I attended a conference over the summer and took courses focusing on the developmental needs of Middle School singers. This year, I'm incorporating some different techniques specifically targeting sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students, and, so far, it is...