Hillcrest Christian Performing Arts Department
The HCS performing arts department is committed to giving students the opportunity to explore their creative gifts through music and drama.
The goal of the Hillcrest Christian School Theater Arts Department is to help each student realize their God given talents and to use them for His glory. Each year the semester long class, made up of secondary students, devotes itself to the production of a classic Broadway musical. Past shows include Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, Bye, Bye Birdie and most recently Mary Poppins. Students participate in all aspects of production including set design, auditions, daily rehearsals and the eventual, final bows. Our students with dance experience design and create the choreography for the show. Our vocally trained students coach the other actors on breathing techniques and harmonies. The sets are designed, painted and, in the case of Mary Poppins, animated by the students. All technical aspects of the show including lighting, sound, audio/visual effects and stage crew are all student run.
In addition, there is the Hillcrest Christian Drama Club, officially chartered with the school. At the beginning of the year officers are elected who will serve throughout the year. The goal of the Club is not only to expand interest in the program within the school population but also to explore ways to use our talents in service to the community by offering free performances for charity groups and churches.
Elementary and Secondary Worship Band
Students in elementary, middle, and high school have the opportunity to participate in the elementary or secondary worship band. Our wonderful music teachers work with students to shape their musical gifts in a way that will glorify the Lord and lead the students and staff into worship during our chapel services each week.
“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” – Psalm 95:1
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