Fine Arts

Our Arts Team

 Ted Gibson      Choir and Guitar
 Rebecca Joslin
     Orchestra and Theatre  
 Michele Kalo      Band and Beginning Guitar

Chicago Music Trip

The music department has successfully returned from Chicago, here are their accomplishments:

  • 89 High School Students & 1 Junior High Student traveled from Phoenix to Chicago, leaving at 6:00 am on Thursday 3/16 and returning at 6:00 pm on Sunday 3/19. This number constitutes about 20% of the entire school and about 30% of the High School at GCA. The Symphonic Strings, Wind Ensemble and Chorale all received 90-minuteclinics with professors at the Vandercook College of Music, which specializes exclusively in Music Education
  • The Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chorale performed at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. (Sue, the T-Rex featured in Night at the Museum overlooked each performance) The Wind Ensemble and Chorale performed arrangements of "Danny Boy" at the Field Museum on St. Patrick's Day in Chicago.
  • Each of the 3 above ensembles participated in the WorldStrides OnStage Festival in Chicago. The festival included performances from schools representing 9 different states. Here are our results:
  • The GCA Wind Ensemble received a Silver Rating on their performance.
  • The GCA Chorale received a Gold Rating and 3rd place on their performance
  • The GCA Symphony Orchestra received a Gold rating and 1st place on their performance.
  • Luke Fernando (Junior, Choir/Orchestra) was awarded a "Maestro" award for his outstanding vocal solo on "Ave Maria"
  • Kayleigh Rinella (Junior, Band) was awarded 2 "Maestro" awards for her Flute Solo on "Carmen" with the Symphony Orchestra and for her Piccolo Solo on "Eire" with the Wind Ensemble. Overall, Kayleigh was ranked as the #1, and #2 musician by the adjudicators.
  • The GCA Symphony Orchestra was awarded the "Adjudicators Award" for being the top Instrumental group overall.
  • The GCA Music Department was awarded the "...... Award" for having the highest combined scores from all 3 types of ensembles.


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