On Tuesday, March 12, the Middle School’s select performing arts ensembles presented a showcase of student performances in Garland Theater. Family, friends, students and faculty gathered in Garland Theater for an evening of singing, dancing and acting in this new signature event in the Middle School.
Blue Belles, Select Voice Ensemble, Directed by Ginny Flynn
The Blue Belles, Garrison Forest Middle School's select ensemble has, for eight years, brought pop vocal music to both school and community events. The group performs both a cappella and accompanied songs which are often arranged and accompanied by the students themselves. The ensemble, comprised of 7th and 8th Graders, is formed by audition from members of the Middle School Chorus which is under the direction of Mrs. Ginny Flynn, Middle School Music Teacher.
Blue Adage, Select Dance Ensemble, Directed by Heather Malone-Wolf
Blue Adage is our select Middle School dance company. The company, which is now in its 3rd year, is open to 7th and 8th Graders by audition only. Blue Adage performs at various Middle Events, including our MS Arts Gala at the end of the year. This year, because of their strong technical base and mature artistic abilities, the group was invited to perform at the Upper School's Winter Concert and at the 2nd annual Independent Dance Network Festival held off-campus.
Blue Applause, Select Acting Ensemble, Directed by Liz Alexander
Blue Applause is now in its third year as one of the Middle School's signature performing arts groups. Under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Alexander, the troupe has created original work for community events such as the Multicultural Potluck and Black History Month, as well as our first joint event this year with Blue Adage and Blue Belles. Students in 7th and 8th Grade become eligible for induction into the troupe by participating in a variety of performance and technical theatre opportunities, attending regular meetings, and being a part of the cast or crew for the Middle School Musical.