May 30

Last evening many student musicians participated in the Spring Recital. Bravo! Their success is a credit to their fine instructors, Mrs. Becky Coffman and Mr. Mark Anderson, and to the students who attended lessons and practiced all year. Congratulations to all! Our mini-gallery shows performers in action.

May 29

Last week we had the pleasure of hearing Mrs. Coffman's orchestras play in concert. Tonight individual students will each play a piece her or she has been working on during lessons and at home. You will be amazed at the prowess of these young violinists, violists and cellists! Please come to the Pie Room at 4:30 (youngest students) 5:30 (middle-grade students) or 6:30 (older students) or come and stay for all three! All are welcome!

May 23

Mrs. Coffman's orchestras performed last evening to a very appreciative assembly! There are 5 videos.

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Sinfonia Calypso
Philharmonic William Tell Overture
5th/6th Orchestra plays Mahler-- With a Twist
Chamber Orchestra plays Selections from Les Miserables
Combined Orchestras play Dona Nobis Pacem (excerpt)
May 21

All are welcome to attend the Spring Orchestra Concert on May 22 in the Pine Room. Several orchestras will performs, from beginners to the Chamber Orchestra. We have four 8th graders in Chamber Orchestra, and each was allowed to choose a piece for their last concert. Can you guess their favorites?  The concert begins at 6:30 pm and will last an hour. Please come!

May 18

The 8th graders have completed the traditional art project, their own interpretation of a Masterpiece. What an outstanding effort! And now, for the exhibition-- Masterpiece Gallery 2018.

May 8

Today was the last time we're all together at a school mass. 8th graders Bella, Ted, Gabriel and Stefan are graduating soon! Our school community has been blessed to have these talented musicians playing at school masses and prayer services! In two weeks the orchestras will present their Spring Concert – May 22 at 6:30 PM in the Pine Room. Each 8th grader gets to choose one of the selection!

May 5

Thanks to Ascension's Home and School, students were treated to an opera! Opera for the Young presented a condensed, English version of Dvorak's opera Rusalka on Friday afternoon, May 4, 2018. Mrs. Leanna prepared the 5th graders to sing chorus parts. Thanks, Home and School, Opera for the Young, and Mrs. Leanna!

Rusalka at Ascension!
May 3

The morning of Friday, May 4 is Grandparents Day, but did you know that the afternoon will be amazing as well? Opera for the Young is a touring group of singers and musicians who bring the beauty and spectacle of opera to school audiences. This year OFTY presents Rusalka, by  Antonín Dvořák. The music, story, and setting have been adapted and it's sung in English! If you love the story of The Little Mermaid, you'll love Rusalka! Ascension 5th graders sing all the chorus parts; the performance is in the gym at 1:30 PM.
 

 

Apr 24

Ascension has a fine reputation in promoting the arts, and this year is no exception! Ms. Grimm submitted a variety of junior high art pieces to the Guerin Prep Emerging Artist Invitational on Wednesday, April 18.  Sam Hansen received "Best in Show" for his 8th grade Masterpiece! Take a look! Congratulations to Sam and all our emerging artists!

Apr 17

 The other day the 5th/6th grade orchestra spent a break mugging for the camera! They are rehearsing "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter among other things, getting ready for the concert on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 in the Pine Room!