Performing Arts

Competition Choir – Sheets and Donuts 4 Days Only

2014 Competition Choir

2014 Competition Choir

HELP SCA WIN!!!

The 2015 SCA Competition Choir has only one week until they leave for Branson to represent our school in this year’s competition!  We are still short on what is needed for the trip, so we are announcing a 4 day fundraising blitz!  There will be two sales…

KK DonutsKrispy Kreme Donuts!!!

Who doesn’t love them.  Come to the table in the cafeteria or in the school office to place your order for 1 dozen donuts for $9 or multiple dozen for $8 per dozen.  You can choose between certificates or actual donuts which will be available for pick-up on Thursday morning, April 30 by 7:30 AM.  Be the office hero!  Order your dozen (or more) today by coming by the table in the cafeteria before or after school Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29 or you can order in the office any time!

 1200 Thread Count Bed Sheets!!!bedsheets

Everyone loves them so we are selling them again!  We are offering the same high quality Egyptian cotton bed sheets for sale for $35 per 4-piece set.  There are 13 colors available in California King, King, Queen, Full and Twin sizes.  You pay $35 per set regardless of the size you choose.  We will place the only order on the evening of Thursday, May 1, so you have to act right now to get a set this go-round.  All proceeds from this sale will fund the competition choir’s trip to Branson, MO to represent our school.

Order by completing the Bedsheet Fundraiser Order Form and delivering it to the school office or by calling the office at (501) 565-3276 and paying with a credit card.

Thank you for supporting the performing arts at SCA!

6th Annual Sounds of Christmas “It’s Practically Here!”

The 6th Annual Sounds of Christmas Benefit Show

The 6th Annual Sounds of Christmas Benefit Show

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Sounds of Christmas Benefit Show presented by the 2014 SCA Singers and starring the talented students of Southwest Christian Academy.   This year you are in for a real treat as the entire gymnasium is transformed into the town of Whoville.  There will be so many exciting, new things, it is difficult to list them all.

Photos! As always our friend Susan Blackstock from Susan Blackstock Photography will be present to photograph your family in your Christmas finery.  Susan will also be capturing the performers throughout the show.  Dress up and enjoy a festive Christmas photo in Whoville!

Food! Our traditional gourmet concession stand will be ready to serve you wonderful croissant sandwiches and other Dr. Seuss inspired treats, so no need to eat before you come.  You won’t be hungry by the time the show starts!

Seating Floor Plan

Seating Floor Plan

Entertainment! Each year we are more amazed by the talent on display by the students of SCA.  Enjoy singers, actors, and musicians ages 5 to 65 as they perform your favorite Christmas music and more.  This will be the biggest most elaborate stage we have ever attempted!!!  We are pulling out all of the stops for this Sounds of Whobilation Celebration!  You can’t miss it!

Please show your support for the SCA Performing Arts program by purchasing your ticket.  All seats are reserved seating and are $10 in advance or $12 on the day of the show. (See new seating floor plan below.)  Doors open at 5:30 PM for food and photographs.

Students Impress at 2014 Performing Arts Showcase

The SCA Singers hosted the 5th Annual Performing Arts Showcase

The SCA Singers hosted the 5th Annual Performing Arts Showcase

 

In disco fashion all of the performers took the stage for the finale.

In disco fashion all of the performers took the stage for the finale.

Students of all ages showed their remarkable talents while performing for 150+ spectators at the 5th annual Performing Arts Showcase on April 3, 2014.  Hosted by the SCA Singers and featuring performances by the SCA Competition Choir, the Women’s Chorus, the Praise & Worship Team, the Drama Class, as well as piano students and multiple Youth Choirs, the final show of the season left smiles on many faces.  

Masters of Ceremonies Taylor Garner and Megan Hall introduced many spectacular acts.

Masters of Ceremonies Taylor Garner and Megan Hall

The show’s opener was a brisk Festival Sanctus by the Competition Choir who’s accurate harmonies showed marked improvement since the Sounds of Christmas show in December.  Masters of Ceremonies Taylor Garner and Megan Hall introduced many spectacular acts. Piano recitalists and the Praise & Worship Team also performed.  The Youth Choir grades 4-6 mastered the Jazzy Nat King Cole’s classic Straighten Up And Fly Right with solos by Jacob Woodall and James Stewart.

The first half of the show was capped with a four song concert by the SCA Singers featuring It Don’t Mean A Thing by Duke Ellington, Two Di Lasso Motets by Orlando Di Lasso, Shenandoah arranged by Donald P. Moore, and the traditional concert closer Benediction (The Lord Bless You And Keep You) by Peter Lutkin.  A great amount of hard work and improvement was evident on the part of the SCA Singers.

  

Seth Hannahs and Mason Lewis rustle up laughter in You Was Gone.

Seth Hannahs and Mason Lewis rustle up laughter in You Was Gone.

After intermission the theme turned to the 1970s beginning with several Hee Haw skits beginning with the Women’s Chorus dressed as country housewives and singing the Rumors song.  Next, the men of the SCA singers gave us a hilarious version of Pfth You Was Gone, a favorite of the Hee Haw fan.  Mr. Walthall, Mr. Stewart, Coach Menzies and Mr. Jamie joined in the fun with a heart wrenching rendition of Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me.  

 The SCA Competition Choir shared a technically challenging a cappella piece entitled Reap What You Sow featuring a solo by Allison Sugg, and the SCA Singers performed a beautiful arrangement of God Bless the Broken Road a song originally released by the country band Rascall Flatts.

 

Mr. Jamie, Mr. Ball, and many other faculty members surprised with Happy.

Mr. Jamie, Mr. Ball, and many other faculty members surprised with Happy.

The Youth Choir grades Kindergarten – 3rd Grade added to the rustic theme with their countrified Jazz number Aint Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Their costumes ranged from farmers and country gals to all out cowboys.  The Faculty Choir led the audience in a old fashioned Hymn Singin of When The Roll is Called Up Yonder, and then surprised the students with a high energy version of Happy.

 

Funderburk, Ginn and Moody front the 50+ member Youth Choir in Let It Go.

The entire Youth Choir presented a first class version of the Disney hit Let It Go from the movie Frozen featuring solos by Nicole Funderburk, Zoie Moody, and Brianne Ginn.  The lights, choreography and first rate singing made this number a crowd favorite.

Rounding out the show was a fun medley of Disco songs including How Deep Is Your Love, and Stayin Alive.  All the nights performers joined in the act dressed to boogie.  With disco ball and Travolta-style moves, the show ended with a bang.  More than one spectator commented that this was the best show yet.  Whether or not it was the best remains the opinion of the individual audience member, however most will agree that the show was highly entertaining, and leaves one looking forward to the next one.