From the Director

 2016-2017 Schedule

Upper School Fall Drama
Hartness Performing Arts Center

Nov. 3-5 at 7:30pm

Winter Concert, Instrumental
Hartness Performing Arts Center

Nov. 14 at 7:00pm

Festival of Trees
Hyatt Regency Downtown

Dec. 1-28

Winter Concert, Vocal
Hartness Performing Arts Center
Dec. 8 at 7:00pm
Upper School Musical
Hartness Performing Arts Center

Feb. 10-11 at 7:30pm
Feb. 12 at 3:00pm

2nd Grade Play

Hartness Performing Arts Center
March 3 at 8:45 am

Lower School "Journey to the Cross"

April 12

Lower School Spring Concert
Hartness Performing Arts Center

 

Apr. 25 at 7:00pm

Spring Concert, Instrumental
Hartness Performing Arts Center

 

Apr. 27 at 7:00pm

Spring Concert, Vocal
Hartness Performing Arts Center
Apr. 30 at 2:00pm
Middle School Musical
Hartness Performing Arts Center

May 12 at 7:30pm

May 13 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Lower School Art Show

May 15-19

3rd Grade Play

Hartness Performing Arts Center

May 18 at 9:00am & 7:00pm

Lower School Special Friends Day
Lower School & Hartness Performing Arts Center

May 19 at 8:00am

Piano Central Recitals

May 19-20

 

Few events in the life of a school are more exciting than opening a new building, especially an exceptional center for the performing arts.  At the start of 2016, CCES students crossed the stage and filled the classrooms of the Hartness Center for the Performing Arts for the first time.  Within a few months, thousands of audience members enjoyed plays, recitals, speeches, concerts, and so much more in the comfort of this state of the art facility.  The dream of the Hartness Performing Arts Center became a reality through the generosity of faithful alumni, friends, and family who want the best for our students, and we are honored by this support.

The 2016-17 calendar reveals a full slate of guest artists, student performances, gallery showings, and academic events.  In the arts, a talented roster of new teachers joins us in both the Middle and Upper Schools.  They join with our continuing teachers to offer fresh ideas and creativity while guiding our students in discovering and developing their talent.  The arts are an extraordinary educational tool and we are most fortunate to have this well-trained and highly motivated faculty and staff to serve as our students guides.  The arts are an extraordinary educational tool, and we will watch throughout the year the transformative power of the arts as our students enhance self-confidence, strengthen self-discipline, grow intellectually, and, for some, find a lifetime passion.

Our partners in fulfilling the CCES mission of excellence in the arts include our parents and members of our Arts Guild.  Each year these volunteers spend countless hours assisting in every aspect of the arts.  The Hartness Performing Arts Center and the hallways of each of the three schools will be filled with volunteers providing the essential help needed for successful CCES arts experiences. Our Arts Guild stands at the center of all our arts activity and we simply could not offer our students the tremendous range of opportunities without their wonderful leadership.  With my colleagues across the CCES arts programs, I look forward to sharing with you a year of inspiring and enjoyable arts activities.

Bruce R. Halverson
Director of the Arts
halversonb@cces.org