The band program consists of individual instrument classes and performing ensembles. Champions begin their band experience in an individual instrument class where they will learn how to play their instrument in a small group setting with similar instruments. After completing the individual instrument class, Champions have the opportunity to be part of the Honors Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, or Jazz Band. Each of these groups perform numerous concerts, participate in all-district and all-state auditions, and travel locally and nationally to perform and/or see professional performances. The band also provides opportunities for students to be part of the Percussion Ensemble. This group performs and competes separately at various events around the southeastern US.
Chorus is available as a Fine Arts selection for Middle and Upper School students. We currently have five different vocal ensembles that make up our 6-12th grade choral program. These are performance based classes that focus on developing appropriate breathing and vocal techniques as well as sight-singing skills and performance repertoire. Students have the opportunity to perform in numerous concerts during the school year, participate in auditions for regional and state level Honors Chorus, and represent our school at concerts and events throughout the community.
Lower School Music:
Every Champion enrolled in Kindergarten through fifth grade receives 45 minutes of general music instruction once a week. We use this time to sing, listen, move to music, play rhythm and melodic instruments, as well as create, write, and read music. Each grade level performs a musical showcase once every school year, with additional performance opportunities at various other events throughout the year.
Our Kindergarten through second grade students focus on learning basic musical skills, including using their voices appropriately, identifying and playing classroom instruments, reading and performing rhythms, and responding to musical form. Beginning in third grade, students also begin playing recorders, and our fourth and fifth grade students have the opportunity to join our Lower School Chorus which is an extracurricular group that meets twice a week and performs at concerts and events throughout the year.
The Theatre Arts program consists of theatre classes, performing opportunities and the International Thespians Honor Society. Lower School Champions participate in 45 minutes of theatre instruction per week, then Middle and Upper School Champions have the option of selecting Theatre as their Fine Art. They begin their theatre experience with theatre history, acting, and technical theatre instruction. Champions have numerous performance opportunities, participate in district competitions, travel locally and nationally to perform and/or see professional performances. Students also have opportunities to audition for and perform in the Fall Play and Spring Musical productions.
The Visual Arts program at IC Imagine is a comprehensive program that includes art history, 2D, and 3D studies. Lower School Champions participate in 45 minutes of Visual Arts instruction per week, then Middle and Upper School Champions have the option of selecting Visual Arts as their Fine Art. Our students are able to work in the digital medium, printmaking, ceramics and many other areas of artistry. Each student is pushed to work at their own highest level and challenged to become better artists through their pursuits. Champions have the opportunity to showcase their work at various gallery shows and participate in art contests throughout the year.