Students at Denver Christian are inspired to perform from their earliest years. Standing up and presenting their written work in class, performing in reader’s theater, leading chapel, and engaging in poetry readings are just some of the ways elementary students experience the performing arts. Our middle school and high school students have performing arts built into their daily curriculum through the band and choir programs with school-wide performances scheduled several times a year.
Students can also explore the performing arts at a deeper level through the drama program with theatrical performances, including dramas and musicals, that are presented in the fall and spring for the entire community.
All students in grades fifth through eighth have the opportunity to participate in our band program during their regular school day. They have daily practice in our custom-designed band room and perform in community band concerts three times a year. The fifth grade program includes instrument exploration, lessons on reading music, and rehearsing and performing simple songs. The sixth grade program works on more advanced instrument instruction and provides opportunities to learn and perform musical scores. The seventh and eighth graders have a combined band program where they can focus on gaining skills on a specific instrument and learning and performing longer, more complex musical scores.
At the high school level, students in the band program start with symphonic band which not only performs extensive musical pieces, but also explores musical composition. Symphonic band students also have the opportunity to engage at a deeper level with a smaller, more select jazz band. This smaller ensemble performs regularly throughout the year in community band concerts as well as for other church and community venues. All symphonic band students have the option to participate in a performance-oriented trip every other year and are also encouraged to try out for All State Band, All State Orchestra, All State Jazz Band, and other college honor bands.
For questions or more information about the band or choir concerts, please contact Mr. Wurst.
Our elementary art teacher sees God in everything and often engages students to use recycled materials to create new things. We understand that each child will produce art in his or her own way, and therefore we celebrate their works as inspired by their creator. In these early years, they are also being equipped, learning art theory and concepts.
Middle school and high school teachers continue to build on the early concepts, working in a variety of mediums that will culminate in a high school senior synthesis project. Students have an opportunity to showcase and display their work.