Performing Arts2020-12-10T08:56:41+00:00

PERFORMING ARTS

Grace Cascade Christian schools performing arts include:

  • Vocal
  • Instrumental
  • Drama

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)
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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 the 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 an 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 stagehands, and sometimes even are in the role as assistant director or line prompter.

CCHS DRAMA SPRING DRAMA PRODUCTION

2017 Middle School Musical

Dear Grace Christian Family and Kathy Rouse (Heritage tour coordinator), It was wonderful to see all of you and share my experience at the Naval Academy with such a bright group of (8th grade) students... Thank you for the guiding light you all have been and the moral foundation you instilled in me at a young age...You all are amazing and without wonderful role models and teachers like you the world would be a much darker place. Keep shining for the Lord!
-AMY K., Former Student
Dear Grace Christian Family and Kathy Rouse (Heritage tour coordinator), It was wonderful to see all of you and share my experience at the Naval Academy with such a bright group of (8th grade) students... Thank you for the guiding light you all have been and the moral foundation you instilled in me at a young age...You all are amazing and without wonderful role models and teachers like you the world would be a much darker place. Keep shining for the Lord!
-AMY K., Former Student2
As we passed an ambulance on our way to school this morning I found out that when the kids hear one going by the school they stop class to say a prayer for the person in need. Just one more thing that I LOVE about our school.
-Christie S. via Facebook
Thank you for the work you do at Grace Christian...also for the good years of school your provided for our granddaughter...
-GCS grandparent
(Our daughter) enjoyed her visit very much...the atmosphere is much more laid back and friendly than (her other) high school. The Honors English teacher made a lovely impression on her and so did the cafe lunch...One of the other things that made a big impression on her was the fact that students were openly talking about church and which ones they attend.
-prospective mom after her daughter shadowed for a day
The Lord has a path for everybody...what better place to start (your) walk then at GraceJust amazing!!!
-Kasy P. via Facebook
Cascade has built who I am today. My life can be divided into pre-Cascade and post-Cascade periods. Cascade is where you can find your true spiritual identity with the Lord.
-Sangyoon L. via Facebook
I want to say thank you for the well ran wrestling tournament today! Our group of kids had fun. We look forward to coming back next year!
-Kyla S. via Facebook
I am deeply thankful to have grown up at Grace Christian School. Looking back, I realize more and more how blessed I am to have attended. Now 28 years old, I am teaching English in (the Middle East). So many projects and activities, the impressions my fruitful and faithful teachers had on me, continue to inspire me today. Thank you Grace! Praise the Lord :)!
-Steven V. via Facebook
I am deeply thankful to have grown up at Grace Christian School. Looking back, I realize more and more how blessed I am to have attended. Now 28 years old, I am teaching English in (the Middle East). So many projects and activities, the impressions my fruitful and faithful teachers had on me, continue to inspire me today. Thank you Grace! Praise the Lord :)!
-DeAnna S. via Facebook
Best Christian school in Jackson and Josephine counties! Son has been going to Grace from Pre K through 5th grade. Amazing teachers and great administrators!
-Brent D. via Facebook
Love the way they include the grandparents, I so enjoyed Grandparents Day 3/9/2016, Thank you.
-eanie B. via Facebook
The new (middle school) facility is amazing! Cant wait for students to experience their new classrooms.
-Debbi A. via Facebook
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