FAC Weekly Update
February 3, 2023
Good Morning, FAC Family
We hope that you have had a fantastic week! Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
Elevate 2023 - Celebrating the Students of the Fine Arts Center
Friday, March 31, 2023
Peace Center Gunter Theatre
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. - Performance Start Time
Student work from the FAC Visual Arts and Architecture Programs
Outstanding Student Performers from the FAC Creative and Performing Arts Studios.
Platinum Sponsorship - $1,000
Includes logo in advertising materials and program
Four free tickets to the event - premium seating section
Gold Sponsorship - $500
Includes logo in program
Two free tickets to the event - premium seating section
Silver Sponsorship - $250
Includes name in program
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This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
LEADERSHIP CONCEPT: THE ONLY LEADERSHIP TEST THAT MATTERS
By Leif Babin
Effective or Ineffective
In the introduction to the book, Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and I wrote:
The only meaningful measure for a leader is whether the team succeeds or fails. For all the definitions, descriptions, and characterizations of leaders, there are only two that matter: effective and ineffective. Effective leaders lead successful teams that accomplish their mission and win. Ineffective leaders do not.
It doesn’t matter that you are working hard. Are you accomplishing the goal? It doesn’t matter that you explained the “why” to your team. Do they understand, and are they executing? It doesn’t matter that you feel you have a good relationship with your boss. Does the boss listen to you and implement your recommendations? Does the boss give you the support and resources you need to be successful?
Detach and Evaluate
When you detach—from the details of a problem, your emotions, and your ego—you can evaluate the problem with an honest, realistic self-assessment. Are you effective or ineffective? If you’re ineffective, you need to take ownership of the problem and figure out an effective solution. If you’re effective, you should still carefully analyze where you can create efficiencies and become even more effective.
- Echelon Front: The Rundown #20: The Only Leadership Test That Matters
Congratulations - Reedy Reels Film Festival
- Field of Crosses – Directed by Shaw Shurley; Written by Shaw Shurley, Evan Miller and Manny Friedlob; Visual Effects by Ethan Sumner; Music by Caleb Jiva
- Die Konfrontation – Directed by Shaw Shurley, Starring Charlie Ratterree
- Plain Sight – Directed by Meghan Kane, Starring Manny Friedlob
- The Gospel of Ted – Directed and Written by Alex Wroten (former music student), Starring Joe Worthen (former film student).
- Curtain Call – Directed by Prosser Heroman, Produced by Prosser Heroman, Sarah McFeely and Kenelm Winslow, starring Sophie Reynolds, Charlotte Mikula, Shanya Hunn, Chaz Haines (theatre and dance students), and Sarah McFeely
- Death of an Industry – Directed by Sarah McFeely
- What the Fur? – Directed by Prosser Heroman
- Owe Joe – Directed by Caleb Eells
- Malignant – Directed by Ben Hess
We also want to thank Mr. Eric Rogers, FAC Digital Filmmaking Instructor, for his consistently outstanding mentorship of his students.
Congratulations - Region and All-State Band
With All-State Band auditions complete, we can now release the final results for SCMEA Region and All-State Band. Congratulations to the following FAC Percussion and Winds Chamber Music Students!
- Samuel Bursch - Principal Timpani, 9-10 Band
- Buddy Miller - 2nd Trombone, 11-12 Band
- Matthew Revilla - 1st Alternate Clarinet, 11-12 Band
- Evan Smith - 1st Alternate Alto Sax, 11-12 Band
- Jacob Shum - 4th Alternate Percussion, 11-12 Band
Region 1 9-10 Band
- Mia Ortiz - 2nd Oboe
- William Price - 3rd Oboe
- Charlotte Metcalf - 4th Oboe
- Dylan Goldbach- 1st Percussion
- Callum Anderssen - 2nd Percussion
- Jonathan Wilson - 4th Percussion
- Eli Wilson - 2nd Alternate Percussion
- Seth Compton - 3rd Alternate Percussion
Region 1 11-12 Band
- Matthew Revilla - 3rd Clarinet
- Charlie Hinson - 11th Clarinet
- Evan Smith - 1st Alto Sax
- Gwendolyn Tomlin - 4th Tuba
- Jacob Shum - 1st Percussion
- Lucas White - 3rd Percussion
- Diory Lucario Keller - 5th Percussion
- Jackson Goldy - 6th Percussion
- Poppy Hinson - 7th Percussion
- Ian Tyner - 1st Alternate Timpani
Many thanks to Mr. Strasser and Dr. Massey for their mentorship of these students.
The Parrini Trio - Live in Concert at the FAC
The concert is free to the public, with the option to give a donation to the Strings Chamber Music. We hope you will join us for an evening of chamber music with this world-class ensemble.
Michael Flynn - Sigal Music Museum
On Thursday, February 9, at 7:30PM, Michael Flynn - FAC class of 1995, pianist, singer, and songwriter - will perform an evening of his latest award-winning songs. And along with his ensemble of violin, acoustic bass and percussion, Michael will be joined by another 1995 FAC alum, Keith Groover. Keith will perform on a remarkable electronic instrument of his own invention, the Glide.
FAC student tickets to the event are discounted to $5. All other attendees pay $20. If you’d like to experience one among the hundreds of long-term FAC success stories, don’t miss this opportunity!
A Sudden Spontaneous Event - David Lee Nelson
David Lee Nelson was a Greenville-based actor, writer, comedian and author, who sadly passed away on 9/24/20 after a courageous battle with stage 4 colon cancer. He was a beloved member of the Fine Arts Center Faculty, teaching our Theatre Foundations and Advanced Topics in Theatre courses. His play, "A Sudden Spontaneous Event," will be performed in the Main Stage Theatre at the USC Upstate Performing Arts Center.
February 16, 17 & 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. | February 19, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets - https://www.uscupstate.edu/academics/college-of-arts-humanities-and-social-sciences/fine-arts-and-communication-studies/theatre-program/now-playing/
*This production contains strong adult language that may not be suitable for children.
Hamlet - Fast and Frenzied
Show Dates - February 9, 10, and 11
For tickets - https://www.tickettailor.com/events/summershakes/r/homepage-ticket-button/
FAC Students Performing in the Community
Greer Children's Theatre - The Lion King, Jr.
Come out and support the FAC students who are performing in The Lion King, Jr. at the Greer Children's Theatre.
- Ellie Hambrook - Design and Production
- Jules Higginbotham - Jazz Studies
- Ben Turner - Theatre
- Molly Wareham - Theatre
Show Dates: Feb 24-26 & March 3-5, 2023
Location: The Cannon Centre
204 Cannon Street, Greer, SC, 29651
Big River - Greenville Theatre
Scholarship Opportunities for FAC Seniors
Students may log on to https://www.schoolinks.com/ to access a comprehensive scholarship list. Click on “Finances” and “Scholarship Matching.”
Watson-Brown Foundation - Provides need and merit based scholarships to select Georgia and South Carolina students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The scholarships are renewable in amounts of $3000 and $5000. Details at www.watson-brown.org. February 8, 2022
The SCAD Challenge 2-D Scholarship Competition is offered to current juniors and seniors in high school. Entrants may use any traditional 2-D medium; digital works are not permitted. Winners will be notified in March. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/scad-challenge Deadline: February 13, 2023
Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is announcing the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program. This annual program offers public school twelfth-grade students the opportunity to compete for a scholarship worth approximately $2,000 in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. The purpose of the competition is to encourage and recognize academic and artistic excellence. Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Program information is available on the SCDE website. Applications are due February 20, 2023.
Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $30,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given. https://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm Deadline: February 20, 2023
Silver Pen writing competition is hosted through Cascades Verdae and is open to high school seniors that attend school within a 25 mile radius of the Cascades Verdae. To apply, you must write a 1000 word essay on the assigned topic. silverpen-slc.com Deadline: February 21, 2022
AHAM - The Hispanic American Women’s Association is pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship award to eligible Hispanic students in the Upstate. Students can complete their application and submit all their documents directly to the following: https://www.ahamsc.org/scholarship. Deadline: March 15, 2023
Is your child performing in the Greenville community?
- Wednesday, February 8 - Parrini Trio Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; free admission, suggested donation
- Friday, February 10 - District Theatre Festival; for students only; WHHS and FAC
- Saturday, February 11 - District Dance Festival; WHHS and FAC
- Wednesday, February 15 - FAC Jazz All-Stars at Genevieve's; 7:30 p.m., Peace Center
- Monday, February 20 - No School for Students and Staff; Presidents’ Day
- Wednesday, February 22 - Tri-M Music Honor Society Recital; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall
- Saturday, February 25 - FAC Audition Day #1
- Wednesday, March 1 - Jazz Studio Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Saturday, March 4 - FAC Audition Day #2
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.