The Arts

Our Performing Arts Department at Blackhawk Christian School is composed of
our Bands, Choirs, and Theatre department.
For more information, please click below.
 

Visual Arts

 

Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Art are offered to Grades 9-12 as one semester classes1
designed to provide a broad range of art experiences for the beginning and advanced art student.

Students study the elements of art and principles of design. Scholastic Art Magazine and internet resources (SmartBoard and MacBooks) are used as curriculum for instruction. The benefits of these courses include the development and strengthening of decision making, creative thinking, and time management. Three- Dimensional Art continues the study of art by learning about important art movements and the work of famous artists and their styles. Both courses meet daily for one semester. High school artwork is displayed seasonally in the hallways of the school, and at art shows in conjunction with school concerts. Field trips related to art topics are offered as they become available.
 
Single semester art courses are offered to middle school students.
 
Band
 
1Secondary Concert Bands are offered for full credit meeting one period daily. In addition to BCS school concerts in the Fall, Christmas, and Spring, band members may participate in ISSMA Solo & Ensemble, and Organization events, All-State, All-Region, and All-District honor bands.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Choir
Choir is offered in Secondary as an elective to fulfill part of the performing arts requirement:

Choirs for grades 7, 8 and high school (9-12) meet one period a day.  Auditioned Choir is open to students. Grades 10-12, meet every day and, as it implies, is based on audition.

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Concert performances are scheduled for the Fall, at Christmas and in the Spring. ISSMA competition for solos/ensembles is in January/February. Some choirs are also available for community service and performances such as nursing home visits, the community service for the National Day of Prayer, etc.


 

Theatre

 

Involving about 75 students, the Blackhawk Christian Theatre mounts two full-scale productions each year: one straight play and one musical. Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to audition for roles in either/both productions. Students are also encouraged to become involved in the areas of tech support, stage crew, stage management and hous

e management. Students who earn at least 10 theatre points (approximately 100 hours of service) are invited to join the BCS chapter (#5242) of the International Thespian Society. New ITS members are inducted in a ceremony in the spring.
BCS offers two one-semester classes in Theatre Arts. Students may take either or both semesters, in any order. Semester 1 focuses on the actor’s craft: voice and movement, relaxation, concentration, and character development. Semester 2 offers a concentration in the physical theatre, the process of mounting a play and a brief introduction to the history of theatre. Both courses meet daily for one semester.
 
The BCS Theatre Department provides a costume rental service to area high schools, colleges, and community theatres. We can supply individual costume pieces, partial or whole shows at competitive rental rates. Some of the shows in our costume department include Wizard of Oz, Seussical, Annie, Oklahoma!, Sound of Music, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, and The Music Man. To enquire about rentals, availability and rates please contact the theatre office at extension #4133.
 

BCS Productions:

Fiddler on the Roof – 2020

The Little Mermaid – 2019

Agatha Christie’s The Moustraps- 2019

Willie Wonka – 2018

Leaving Iowa – 2018

The Westing Game – 2017

The King and I 2017

John, His Story 2016

Seussical 2016

Our Town 2015

Tarzan 2015

Neil Simon’s FOOLS 2014

The Wiz 2014

Nicholas Nickleby 2013

Alice in Wonderland 2012

Little Women  2012

The Curious Savage  2011

Hello, Dolly!  2011

The Great Sebastians  2010

Peter Pan 2010

Get Smart 2009

Bye Bye Birdie  2009

Egad, The Woman in White  2008

Annie 2008

The Egg and I  2007

SEUSSICAL 2007
Theater, Play Musical

Oklahoma – 2006

The Butler Did It – 2006

Cinderella – 2005

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten – 2005

A Little Princess – 2004

The Mouse that Roared – 2003

Little Women: Meg, Jo and Amy – 2002

Anne of Green Gables – 2002

One Foot in Heaven – 2000

Cheaper By the Dozen – 1999

You Can’t Take it With You – 1998

Flowers for Algernon – 1997

A Man Called Peter – 1996

Bull in a China Shop – 1995

It’s a Wonderful Life – 1994

The Savage Dilemma – 1993

The Butler Did it – 1992

Arsenic and Old Lace – 1991

The Curious Savage – 1990

Cheaper by the Dozen – 1989

The Sound of Music – 1988

Our Town – 1987

The Gypsy’s Curse – 1981

Peck’s Bad Boy – 1980

The Egg and I  – 1979