Performing Arts

Music appreciation begins in Lower School and extends up through all grades at Broadwater. Vocal and instrumental ensembles rehearse throughout the year to perform concerts on and off campus. The Grandparents Day celebration is a school-wide performance that is one of our favorite traditions.

The Middle School Performing Arts program includes music for Grades 5 and 6. These classes present musical numbers in the annual Middle School Christmas program. This year’s classes meet weekly. Grade 5 and 6 students may participate in middle school plays as well, depending on rehearsal times.

Grade 7 and Grade 8 students may elect to take a semester of Performing Arts class. These courses combine music and drama and are taught jointly by music and art teachers. Grade 8 students will chime, sing, dance and present a play in the Christmas show. Grade 7 students will present a production in the spring.

Drama I is taught bi-weekly throughout the year. Upper School students who elect to take this course will present a number of productions throughout the year. They will participate in the Upper School Christmas program and the Broadwater Players’ spring show as well.

Entrance to Vocal Ensemble is by audition only for Upper School students. These are Broadwater’s finest vocalists and make up the small singing group, Varsity Voices. The class, which meets biweekly, focuses on vocal technique, basic music theory and ensemble group singing. A capella four-part harmony is emphasized. Varsity Voices performs at several venues throughout the school and the community including Shore Memorial Hospital’s tree lighting ceremony, the annual Unity Breakfast, Juleps by the Bay, local nursing homes, and Broadwater sporting events. They participate in Broadwater’s concerts both as a group and as individuals and perform in their own Christmas concert, singing and playing instruments.

Chorale is the Upper School singing group open to all interested students. Chorale performs twice a year for Broadwater’s Christmas Program and the Spring Concert. Students are taught memorization, vocal technique, and ensemble singing.