ARTS

The arts make any community thrive, and our school community is no exception. We provide a number of opportunities for our students to explore their creativity, work together, learn together and to create beautiful pieces together that everyone can enjoy.

Elementary & High School Musical

Gray Academy students have been selling out large-scale musicals much to the delight of parents, friends and relatives for a number of years. Students audition for lead roles, but there is always room for another chorus member. Each year, we alternate between a high school performance and an elementary school performance. Past musicals have included: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Disney's The Jungle Book Kids, 13: The Musical, Willy Wonka Junior, and many more!

(Open to students in gr. 5 & 6 and gr. 7 - 12)

Concert Bands

Beginner band is open to students of all ages who are interested in learning to play an instrument. You are welcome to join one of our advanced bands if you’ve played a wind instrument in beginner band or have taken previous lessons on the band instrument you would like to play. Each group meets twice a week for 40-minute sessions and performs a minimum of four times a year.

(Open to students in gr. 4 - 12)

Drum Line

This percussive opportunity creates elite, performance-based, ensembles for students. Beginner drum line is open to anyone wanting to learn to play the snare or bass drum, and junior drum line is open to students with previous experience. The senior/performing drum line is an invitation-only group, chosen based on technique, attitude and performing ability. Each drum line practices for 30 minutes a week, and can perform many times a year dependent upon skill-level. The senior drum line has been requested to play high-profile gigs, including: the Winnipeg Goldeyes, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Wesmen, and various school- and community-related functions.

(Open to students in gr. 4 - 12)

Juggling Club

Don't let the name fool you. Almost anything goes in this fun club where performers meet twice a cycle to both teach and learn from each other in an easy-going, collaborative environment. Drop-in participants with any level of experience are welcome, and can expect to learn diabolo, flower sticks, unicycle, rip sticks, poi, cigar boxes, stilts, and more. Develop your hand-eye coordination, meet a variety of students, hone your performance skills and get ready for the annual Jugglefest competition.

(Open to students in gr. 7 - 12)

Music at Lunch

Students are invited to hone their skills and share their musical talents with a small audience. At various points throughout the year, a safe, intimate, space is provide for interested students to listen to and perform rehearsed music pieces. This experimental space gives students an opportunity to expand their musical horizons and appreciate the talents of themselves and others.

(Open to auditioned students in gr. 7 - 12)

Creative Writing Club

This club provides an inviting environment for anyone wanting to experiment with writing and to develop his or her own unique voice. Participants are not taught “how to write”, but rather, how to practice written expression within a supportive group. We welcome students in Gr. 5 to 9 as writers and volunteers in Gr. 10 to 12 who would like to mentor younger writers.

(Open to students in gr. 5 - 12)

Yom Ha’atzmaut Song Festival

This event is an exciting way for our students to creatively celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. Interested students can audition with their original musical compositions written on an Israeli or Jewish theme. Chosen students will have opportunities to rehearse, and will be accompanied by a live band during their performances.

(Open to students in gr. 5 - 12)

Film Crew

This informal group of student volunteers has a knack for filming and editing video, and is comprised of former Film Class students who are at the ready for their next request. Often approached by a staff member in need, they film a variety of school-related events and activities.

(Open to students in gr. 7 - 12)

Tech Crew

With representation on our Student Council, this group of student volunteers assists the school with its technical needs at many events throughout the year. Such duties could include: sound, lights, audio/video production and much more!

(Open to students in gr. 7 - 12)

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