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Fine Arts Events Announced!

Posted by Jason King at Jun 18, 2021 9:36AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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We are excited to share our Fine Arts Event Calendar with you! Information relating to tickets, seating, and general information is usually made available four weeks prior to each event.

2021-2022 Fine Arts Events!

August 18, Patrons of the Arts Dinner, 6:00 pm (I)
September 11, WPS Dance Intensive, 8:00 am
September 23, An Evening of Opera, 7:00 pm (T) (With Orlando Opera!)
October 7-8, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (HS), 7:00 pm (T)
October 9 , The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (HS), 2:00 pm (T)
November 1, Dia de Muertos Art Collaboration, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (A)
November 5-6, Annie (3-5 grades), 6:00 pm (T)
November 9, HS Fall Music Concert, 7:00 pm
November 11 , Veteran’s Day Ceremony, TBA
November 12 , Thespian Showcase, 5:00 pm
November 16 , MS Fall Music Concert, 7:00 pm
November 17 , Empty Bowls for Hunger, 11:00 am
December 3, IB Theatre Solo Showcase, 5:00 pm
December 9-10, Winter Dance Show, 7:00 pm (L)
December 16, 5th Grade Showcase , 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
December 16, Pre-K – K Holiday Program, TBA
January 27-28, Hammered, A Thor and Loki Play, Marvel, 7:00 pm
February 8, IB Music Recital, 6:00 pm
February 16-17, Rock of Ages (MS), 7:00 pm (T)
February 24, IB Senior Dance Concert, 7:00 pm
February 28, IB Senior Visual Arts Showcase, 5:00-7:00 pm (A)
March 31, Bye Bye Birdie (HS), 7:00 pm (T)
April 1, Bye Bye Birdie (HS), 7:00 pm (T)
April 2 , Bye Bye Birdie (HS), 2:00 pm (T)
April 5 , Laker Arts Signing Day (Fine Arts Seniors), 6:00 pm
April 7 , Drawing & Painting Senior Art Show, 5:00-7:00 pm (A)
April 21, MS Spring Music Concert, 7:00pm
April 25, WPS Art Week Opening Night, 6:00-8:00 pm
April 26, HS Spring Music Concert, 7:00 pm
May 5-6, Spring Dance Show, 7:00 pm (L)
May 12, Celebration of the Arts Banquet, 6:00 pm (I)
May 16, Private Lesson Studio Concert, 4:00 pm
May 18, 5th Grade Showcase, 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm

T = Purchased Ticket L = Limited Seating G = Gymnasium I = Invitation BB = Black Box A = Cypress Center Atrium

Thank you Patrons of the Arts!

Posted by Jason King at Jun 18, 2021 8:16AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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We want to say thank you all of our continued Patrons of the Arts and welcome our new Patrons of the Arts for the 2021-2022 Academic Year! Thank you for supporting the WPS Fine Arts. Our Fine Arts Department is stronger because of you. We appreciate the many workshops, festival and show opportunities, masterclasses, cast parties, designers, and for your constant support. You are very much appreciated!

Platinum:
The Rifenberg Family
The Juron Family
The Bergren Family
The Moore Family
The Richter Family
The Beears Family
The Keller Family

Gold:
The Papa Family
The Sinoff Family
The Harry-Bhagwandin Family
The Campos Family
The Dowling Family
The Bakker Family
The Burris Family
The Niederst Family
The Dela Riva Family

For those that would like to become a Patron of the Arts, our hope is that you will consider donating any amount to the Fine Arts Boosters that will support additional and unique opportunities for our PK-12 Performing and Visual Arts programs.

Please contact Jason King, Director of Fine Arts, to become a Patron of the Arts today.
407.905.7737 X3391 jason.king@windermereprep.com

Congratulations!

Posted by Jason King at Jun 16, 2021 10:16AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Congratulations to our WPS Fine Arts Students for earning awards, recognition, and special commendation during the 2020-2021 NAE Global Campus Challenges and Festivals!

Micaela Joseph – 1st Runner Up in Contemporary Voice for Virtual Young Musician!

Fanghai “Helen” Yu – Winner, age 15-18 for the NAE-UNICEF Visual Arts Competition!

Middle School Art Special Recognition for Whole School Involvement in the NAE-UNICEF Visual arts competition (Coral Reef), ages 10-14!
Both Helen’s work and the work of our MS Students students will be on display at the high level political forum at the UN this summer.

Our Middle School “Construct a Dance” special project with the 7th grade dance students!

Global Campus World Tour with special work by arts student Andrea Matos-Devesa (Host), Ana Leitao (video editing), Sydney Heitkamp (Day at Disney Segment), and Mrs. Bambi Fadoul (Disney Choreo segment.)!

Caroline Becker’s BIG Shakespeare Festival Costume Design Special Commendation for A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Michael Crocetti’s BIG Shakespeare Festival Monologue Special Commendation from Two Gentlemen of Verona!

Thespian Officers Announced!

Posted by Jason King at May 11, 2021 8:02AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Officers for Troupe 6902! 

Presidents: Andrea Matos Devesa and Stuart Sheffield
Vice President: Jayson Goldner
Secretary: Ana Leitao
Treasurer: Lily Redman
Historian: Lyla Tsiokos

WPS Visual Arts Recognition!

Posted by Jason King at May 11, 2021 7:59AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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The Visual Arts department is excited to announce that two of our selections for the Nord Anglia Education Visual Arts Competition have been selected for Special Recognition.  This year’s competition was centered around the UNICEF global goals regarding Climate Change.  The winners in each age division will be featured at the UN High Level Political Forum this July in New York City.

High School -  
Artist – Fanghai (Helen)
Yu’sTeacher – Andy Beauchamp
Title – “Earth in the Steamer” 
Placement – Winner, Age 14-18

Middle School -
Artist – Middle School Art Classes
Teacher – Damon Boardman
Title – Coral Reef, A Living Wonder 2021
Placement – “Special Commendation for Whole School Engagement”, Age 11-14.
Link to Artwork – https://youtu.be/snmEjUYilKU

Congratulations to all of our artists who submitted work this year!