"Music happens to be an art form that transcends language." – Herbie Hancock
Students gain confidence PERFORMING ON STAGE from an early age.
Performing arts are an important part of every child’s educational experience at Barnesville. Our students gain confidence performing on stage from an early age, whether in the classroom, or as part of a larger performance group. Through music class and performance opportunities the Barnesville School strives to instill a life-long appreciation for the performing arts. Our goal is to discover and nurture the creative potential in each child.
The Barnesville School’s Preschool program provides opportunities to develop skills in rhythms, dancing, singing, rhyming, counting, listening, and memory. The students explore music from around the world to support their growing awareness of the world around them. Music and performance are regularly integrated into the classroom curriculum and the children have several performance opportunities through the year including Grandparents' Day, the Lower School Winter Show, and the May Day Celebration.
The Lower School program strives to develop and enhance students' understanding of music, introduce them to a variety of instruments and sounds, and encourage creative expression through singing, movement, and playing instruments. Students continue to study the music of many cultures to learn more about our global community. There are many opportunities to participate in performances throughout the year including Grandparents' Day, the Lower School Winter Show, the Variety Show, and classroom performances.
Middle School students have the opportunity to audition and participate in the Fall Play and the Spring Musical. The entire Middle School participates in a January Jubilee that highlights skills learned in class. Class performances range from singing, acting, playing an instrument, or dancing. Middle School students can also audition for the annual Battle of the Bands.
In addition, the Barnesville School provides a platform for students in third through eighth grades to participate in the end-of-the-year Variety Show.