Middle and high school students began preparing for their Christmas program shortly after their fall concert in early October. Last evening, they performed for the Wesleyan community and wowed the audience with their Christmas cheer!
Mrs. Ables’ fourth grade students have been hard at work spreading Christmas cheer and learning about ceramics as they create nativity scenes. Elizabeth Ables, art teacher, started this tradition during her first year at Wesleyan school.
As part of the Great American Marching Band, Vivian Hosier ’24, Brady O’Shields ’24, and Jack Thomas ’23 performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which was broadcast to 50 million viewers, in addition to 3 million in-person spectators. Hosier performed in the color guard, and O’Shields and Thomas performed as instrumentalists. All three are also veteran members of the Marching Wolves.
The Wesleyan Marching Wolves earned impressive recognition at the Branch Classic marching band competition on Oct. 22. Their “Blue Dot” routine earned seventh place out of the 22 teams competing, and the color guard earned first place out of the seven teams in the gold division (top division).
On Saturday, Oct. 8, current members of the Wesleyan Marching Wolves visited Norcross High School to watch the Auburn University Marching Band rehearse. Among performing members were Wesleyan alumnae Anastasia Johnston ‘20, captain of the Auburn University Flagline, and Izzy Rodriguez ‘20.
On Monday, Oct. 3, the middle and high school chorus captivated an audience of friends and families in Powell Theater. Meg Foster, director of fine arts and middle school chorus teacher, was impressed by the confidence shown by the choruses.
High school visual arts teacher Meagan Brooker enters her 16th year at Wesleyan with a renewed perspective on creativity, exploration, and the visual arts process, thanks to the Wesleyan Summer Sabbatical Grant. During June, Brooker spent 14 days touring and studying plein air painting, or painting on site, in Italy, France, and Spain.
High school band and chorus captivated their audience during their respective concerts on April 26 and April 22. Both band and chorus performed for concert three times- once for the lower school, once for the middle school, and once for the high school, and both ensembles demonstrated a dynamic and impressive range of musical genres.
The National Arts Honor Society (NAHS) and AP environmental science class teamed up to create a beautiful turtle mural made entirely from bottle caps in celebration of Earth Day, which was April 22, 2022. Students presented the mural to their classmates at Monday Morning Rally.
As soon as “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was announced as the middle school spring musical, Chad Simmons, technical director and drama teacher, and Serena Wright, assistant technical director, began dreaming of the iconic car soaring across the Powell Theater stage.
Just days after eighth grade students finished their study of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the Wesleyan Wolf Players performed a condensed and comedic retelling of the story as part of their spring production, “Stories in Rep: 2 One-Acts.” “Romeo and Juliet: A Tale of Two Balconies” was one of two one-acts performed in “Stories in Rep,” and the whole eighth class enjoyed a private performance a few days after the full show concluded.
Congratulations to six high school band students and eight middle school band students who were recently recognized for their hard work and talent! After receiving nominations and enduring rigorous and highly competitive audition processes, students were selected for district honor band representing all schools in Gwinnett County, University of Georgia Midfest bands, and/or all state band representing all schools in Georgia.
As we enter this liturgical season of Lent, pre-first students reminded their captive audience of the “reel-y” Good News of the Gospel through puns, songs, and dance in their annual musical, “Fish Tales." Dressed in fishing attire and standing on a fish-covered stage in Bowen Cafetorium, students performed the beloved pre-first musical. “Fish Tales” is set at a fishing tournament, and the tournament organizer makes sure that while fishing, all competitors also hear the “reel-y” Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection.