Because we are truly committed to shaping the whole student, our music and fine arts programs are an integral part of student life at Calvary. Parents and friends of CCS enjoy several musical performances throughout the year.
Kindergarten and elementary students in first and second grade may participate in our Kindermusik® program. Students in grades three through six receive regular musical instruction as a part of their weekly curriculum. Students in K3 through grade 3 may elect to study piano. Students in grades 4-6 may receive instruction in choir, flute, handchime choir, and piano. Students in grades 7-12 may elect to study flute, guitar, handchime choir, and piano. They may also elect and/or audition for choir, vocal ensemble, and group or private vocal instruction.
While Calvary does not have a dedicated Theatre Department, we have been blessed with gifted fine arts professionals and other talented individuals that are committed to teaching the dramatic arts to our students. Because of this, we have been able to offer students the opportunity to participate in several theatrical productions over the years.
Membership in the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) provides Calvary students with the opportunity to participate annually in Elementary and High School Fine Arts Festivals. Students compete in a variety of disciplines, including vocal solos and ensembles, piano, violin, woodwind, handchimes, photography, arts and crafts, speech, and much more. Often times, students at Calvary advance to national competition!
For complete contest rules and guidelines for each event, please click below:
ELEMENTARY FESTIVAL – Level I (Grades 1-3) and Level II (Grades 4-6)
Art (includes calligraphy, crafts, monochromatic drawing, polychromatic drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting, still life photography, landscape and architecture photography, people and animal photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, watercolors, and mixed media)
Bible (includes Bible sword drill and Bible memory)
Music (includes female vocal solo, male vocal solo, small and large vocal ensemble, choral group, choir, brass solo, string solo, woodwind solo, percussion solo, small and large instrumental ensemble, band, sacred piano, classical piano, piano ensemble, and handbell or handchime ensemble and choir)
Speech (includes humorous reading, patriotic reading, poetry, religious poetry, scripture passage, and choric speaking)
Academic Testing (includes math, science, history, English, and spelling bee)
HIGH SCHOOL FESTIVAL – Level III (Grades 7-8) and Level IV (Grades 9-12)
Art (includes calligraphy, crafts, monochromatic drawing, polychromatic drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting, still life photography, landscape and architecture photography, people and animal photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, watercolors, mixed media, woodworking, and digital media)
Bible (includes Bible quizzing, Bible memory, Bible teaching, expository preaching, evangelistic preaching, and topical preaching)
Music (includes choral group, choir, female vocal solo, male vocal solo, small vocal ensemble, large vocal ensemble, brass solo, string solo, woodwind solo, percussion solo, small instrumental ensemble, large instrumental ensemble, orchestra or band, sacred piano – solo or duet, classical piano – solo or duet, organ solo, sacred piano and organ duet, and handbell or handchime ensemble and choir)
Speech (includes debate, declamation, dramatic interpretation, duet acting, extemporaneous speaking, humorous interpretation, original persuasive oratory, oral interpretation of poetry, religious reading, oral interpretation of Scripture, readers’ theatre, and choric speaking)
Academic and Bible Testing (includes Old and New Testament Bible, accounting, creative writing: poetry, English, expository writing: essay, world history/geography, history/geography, US history/geography, home economics, general math, pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra/geometry, advanced mathematics, political science/economics, science, biology, chemistry, physics, Spanish, music theory, and spelling bee)
Science Projects (includes biological science project and physical science project)
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