The Confidence To Shine
Expanding each student’s critical thinking, creativity, and
self-confidence as they discover the Performing Arts as means for expression
The Performing Arts play a pivotal role at Saint Andrew’s for students from pre-k through grade 12. We know that the life skills our students gain through their learning experiences in the Performing Arts are invaluable.
We see a remarkable expansion of each student’s critical thinking, creativity, and
self-confidence as they discover the Performing Arts as means for expression. The students in our Performing Arts programs come to understand the focus and self-discipline that is required for any Arts practice. Most importantly, our students exercise the art of collaboration with their peers and learn what it means to be part of an ensemble. The joys and rewards that students of all ages experience through our programs are immeasurable, and our students are fully engaged in mind, body, and spirit.
Our curricular Performing Arts offerings are extensive, spanning pre-k through grade 12, with classes in Band, Chorus, Dance, Guitar, Music, Orchestra, and Theatre. Saint Andrew’s students have the opportunity to participate in many Co-curricular Performing Arts activities. Each year, Saint Andrew’s Performing Arts produces 3 different Musicals, 1 Play, 2 different Dance performances, a Divisional Holiday Concert series, and a Spring Concert Series. Students fulfill leadership roles both onstage and behind the scenes. Additionally, students have the opportunity to share their work throughout the year at Divisional Assemblies and Chapels, as well as many special school events.
Encompassing 35,000 square feet on our campus, Wight Hall includes the Dully Family Performing Arts Center, the Friends of the Arts Lobby, and the 655-seat Roberts Theater. In addition, the facility includes a Black Box Theater, Band Room, Orchestra Room, Choral Suite, Sectionals Room, Instrumental and Choral Music Libraries, Dressing Rooms, Costume and Properties storage, Laundry, and a Scene Shop and Paint Storage. All student performances are fully supported with technical elements including an upgraded LED lighting system, projections, wireless microphones, and a wireless clearcom system.