PERFORMING ARTS

Grace Cascade Christian schools performing arts include:

  • Vocal
  • Instrumental
  • Drama

2017 Middle School Musical

By Christina Cannon (CCHS Sophomore) The 8th grade musical, titled “Dorothy in Wonderland,” was a great success. The audience seemed [...]

OSAA District Solo/Ensemble Participants

The following Cascade Christian High School and Middle School band students represented our schools at the OSAA District Solo and [...]

CCHS Band Brings Home Three 1st Place Trophies

The Cascade Christian High School (CCHS) band students traveled over 400 miles to attend the ACSI (Association of Christian Schools [...]

Vocal

Vocal music begins in Preschool and continues through all grade levels. Students are not only taught songs, but how to sing. Students are instructed in the fundamentals of rhythm, theory, practice, breathing technique, posture, harmony, and voice control. Solo, ensemble and group singing is included in the vocal education experience. Christmas and spring programs are presented by our students. Middle school students present a musical each spring.

Cascade Christian High School offers choir classes directed by Mr. Ryan Johnson. The high school choir participates in Southern Oregon Music Education Association  (SOMEA) competitions.

Grace Christian Elementary Vocal Performances

  • Christmas Program: Preschool-Grade 5
  • Early Education Spring Program: Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Elementary Spring Program: Grades 1-5

Cascade Christian Middle School Vocal Performances

  • Christmas Program: Grades 6-12
  • Spring Musical: Grades 6-8
  • Spring Choral Concert: Middle School Grace Notes Choir combined with the high school choirs

Cascade Christian High School Vocal Performances

  • Providence Festival of Trees
  • Twin Creeks Retirement Home (tentative)
  • Grace Christian School Christmas Chapel
  • Christmas Program: Grades 6-12
  • SOMEA Vocal Solo Contest
  • SOMEA District Choral Festival
  • Spring Choral Concert, joined by the middle school Grace Notes choir
  • CCHS Baccalaureate (tentative)
  • CCHS Graduation (tentative)

Instrumental

At Grace Cascade Christian Schools we believe that early musical training helps in the development of the areas of the brain which are utilized for language and reasoning. We choose to start our 4th grade students with lessons on the recorder and continue on with this training through the 5th grade. Not only does the musical instruction assist students in memorization and learning techniques that can be applied in other subject areas, it also introduces them to the idea of playing an instrument in our beginning middle school band and thereby having the satisfaction of belonging to a group who collectively create beautiful music for our Lord.

Band director, Mr. Ryan Johnson, urges students in the 6th grade to pursue Beginning Band thereby improving their musical technique and performance. Students in grades 7 and 8 make up our middle school Advanced Band, where they are challenged further so that they are ready to step right into the rigor of the high school band program. Our middle school band students also learn the skills of a marching band by preparing for and participating in the annual Pear Blossom Parade in April.

The Cascade Christian High School band program is also directed by Mr. Ryan Johnson, who brings an enthusiasm to carry on Cascade’s excellent band programs, including jazz band, pep band, and the traditional symphonic band!

The Cascade Symphonic Band follows a strong tradition of excellence in performance and concert band literature. Performers will take part in Christmas and Spring concerts and a tour to Kirkland, WA for the annual ACSI band festival in February. Precision, discipline, and musicianship define the Cascade Christian High School Symphonic Band.

Cascade Christian Middle School Band Performances 

  • Christmas Program: Grade 6 and Grades 7/8 Bands
  • Pear Blossom Parade: Grades 6-8
  • Spring Band Concert: Grades 6-12

Cascade Christian High School Band Performances

  • Grace Christian Christmas Chapel 
  • Christmas Program: Grades 6-12
  • Pep Band during Football and Basketball Seasons
  • ACSI Instrumental Festival
  • Spring Band Concert: Grades 6-12
  • CCHS Graduation Performance

Drama

Drama is introduced in the elementary grades through our spring programs. Fifth grade students are able to try out for speaking parts and students of all grades may have opportunity for solo performances, depending on the production the school is participating in during a given year.

In middle school, all 6th through 8th grade students are introduced to the musical, with the main acting and solo parts given to 8th grade students who choose to audition. For those 8th grade students who do not wish to be on stage, there is opportunity to learn about what happens behind the scenes of a drama production. Students build sets, learn how to run lights and technology, work in promoting the show, participate as stage hands, and sometimes even are in the role as assistant director or line prompter.

2017 Middle School Musical