FAC Weekly Update

April 14, 2022

Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family

We hope that you have had a wonderful week, and that the coming long weekend is enjoyable for you and your family! Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

How to Gain Influence (part 2)

10 Ways an Influencer Gains Influence

6. An influencer enlarges people. How do you grow an organization? You grow people. How do you grow people? You grow yourself.

7. An influencer navigates for people. "The man who goes alone can start the day. But he who travels with another must wait until the other is ready." - Henry David Thoreau

8. An influencer connects with people. "The easiest kind of relationship for me is with 10,000; the hardest is with one." - Joan Baez

9. An influencer empowers people. "No matter how much work you can do, no matter how engaging your personality may be, you will not advance far in business if you cannot work through others." - John Craig

Enlarging people deals with their individual growth.

Empowering people deals with the organizational growth.

10. An influencer reproduces other people.

When you influence a child, you influence a life.

When you influence a parent, you influence a family.

When you influence a worker, you influence the company.

When you influence a leader, you influence everyone who looks to him or her for leadership.

Dr. John C. Maxwell, The Maxwell Leadership Podcast

FAC Anti-Prom: Food and Drink Donations

Anti-Prom is just over 2 weeks away, and tickets are selling fast! We need your help with food and drinks for the event. Click on the below link for more information.

Sign up Genius link:

Anti-Prom Song Requests


We want your input on what you want to hear at Anti-Prom! Remember, this is a school event and the songs you request must have a "clean" version. Use the following link to make a song request - https://forms.gle/iAZirJkjNXKLSM6B8. The form requires you to use your GCS email address and also records who is making the request, so...as always, be smart and professional.


Mr. Popat


Greenville County Youth Orchestras - Spring Concerts


TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022 7:00 PM; Peace Center Concert Hall


SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022 7:30 PM; Peace Center Gunter Theater

For more information - https://gcyo.net/season/

Carolina Youth Symphony - May 8, 2022

Carolina Youth Symphony (CYS) Senior Honors Concert

May 8, 2022

3:00 PM

Furman University
McAlister Auditorium
Tickets and audio/video recordings may be purchased at the door (cash/check) or online via Eventbrite.

Artisphere - May 6-8

The Fine Arts Center has outstanding representation at this year's Artisphere! Please come out to support the following programs:

Visual Arts - https://artisphere.org/exhibit/fine-arts-center-student-teacher-exhibition/

  • Located at the south end of the festival at Main and Wardlaw

Music and Theatre - https://artisphere.org/performing-arts-schedule/

  • Friday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. - FAC Theatre performing at the Furman University Performance Plaza
  • Saturday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. - FAC Jazz performing at the Furman University Performance Plaza
  • Sunday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. - FAC Chamber Strings performing at the Furman University Performance Plaza

Don't Miss ELEVATE!


ELEVATE Ticket and Sponsorship Opportunities

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Is Your Child Performing in the Community? The FAC is happy to publicize public performances and art exhibitions that feature our students. Please email Mr. Popat with any details of current or upcoming performances so that we can get the word out to our FAC Family!

Has your child earned an accolade that we should know about?

Please email Mr. Popat with all details so that we can spread the good news about their achievements. Please include a photo - action or headshot - with your email.


Important Dates/Upcoming Events

  • April 15 and 18 - No School, Easter Holiday
  • April 26 - Theatre Presentations, 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
  • April 28 and 29 - Voice Scenes, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
  • May 3 - Strings Chamber Music Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
  • May 4 and 5 - Theatre Performance Lab, 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre
  • May 9 - Saxophone Quartet Recital, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
  • May 11 - FAC Jazz All-Stars at the Peace Center, 7:30 p.m., Genevieve's
  • May 13 - Elevate Downtown Showcase, 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour, 7:00 p.m. Performance; Gunter Theater (ticketed event)
  • May 16 - Preston Spisak: Senior Recital, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
  • May 21 - Senior Dance Showcase - Dance Arts Greenville, 2:00 p.m.
  • May 23 - Aidan Wilson: Senior Recital, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
  • May 24 - Commencement Rehearsal for Seniors, 4:30 p.m., WHHS Auditorium
  • May 25 - FAC Commencement, 6:00 p.m., WHHS Auditorium (ticketed event)
  • May 27 - FAC Film Screening, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall


REMINDER - From the FAC Parent Guild

FAC Friends and Families,

We are approaching our goal for Teacher Appreciation Week, but still need your help. Our goal is to end the week with our teachers knowing that we invest in them as much as they have invested in our students – that their hard work and dedication is noticed and very much appreciated.

If you’ve already been able to donate – THANK YOU! And if you haven’t, there’s still time. You can send a check to the office (made payable to FAC Parent Guild), or visit the Sign Up Genius FAC Events: 2022 FAC Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week AND Graduation (signupgenius.com) to contribute to these events.


Kathy Hennessy

FAC Parent Guild Treasurer


Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools

Preparing dedicated students for 21st-century careers through rigorous, pre-professional arts training in a dynamic, inclusive, collaborative learning community.

Core Values

  • Creativity

  • Respect

  • Grit

  • Identity

  • Connection

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