FAC Weekly Update

February 7, 2020

Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family

I hope that you had a wonderful week! It certainly was eventful...many thanks to our students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility and professionalism during yesterday's storm. We would also like to express our gratitude to Mr. Joe Urban and the GCS Food Services Team for providing pizza for our students. They anticipated the possibility of an issue with lunch service and came through with 500 slices for the FAC, which made for a delicious afternoon!

Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

“People often say that adversity makes you stronger, but that’s not always true. Many face adversity and become fearful and fragile as a result. The truth is adversity makes you stronger if you learn from it. Stay positive and resilient, and use it as a fuel for your growth.”

- Jon Gordon and Daniel Decker, STAY POSITIVE, page 19

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

In case you missed my email yesterday, or have not seen the updated main page of our website, please click on the following link to learn about the outstanding achievements of our Creative Writing and Visual Art Students!



Crashtest Magazine

Please take a moment to click on the following link to view the amazing work of our Creative Writing Students - the latest issue of Crashtest magazine - https://crashtestmag.com/. Click on "Issues" from the menu on the page, and then select the latest volume: Volume 9, Issue 2.

Concert Opportunity for Students, Families, and the GVL Community

On Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., the Joe Davidian Trio will hold a special performance at the Fine Arts Center! All students and their families are encouraged to attend. The Joe Davidian Trio (“JD3”) is an American jazz trio that has performed internationally as a group for nearly 20 years. The JD3 performs a mix of original works and jazz standards. They have been touring internationally since 2000, presenting concerts and giving masterclasses on improvisation and ensemble playing. In 2008, JD3 released the critically acclaimed album “Silent Fire,” featuring each trio members’ compositions. JD3 has since released two live albums, Live at the Jazz Cave: Volumes One and Two, which document a six-year span of performances at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.

Students - What are YOU doing this summer?

For students at Arts High Schools across the nation, the summer break offers many opportunities to take their artistic abilities to new levels through attendance at Summer Intensive programs. FAC students in grades 9, 10, and 11 should speak to their studio instructor regarding opportunities at local and national training institutes.

Music Club of Greenville - Scholarship for Grade 12 Students

The Music Club of Greenville will once again offer a scholarship to instrumentalists and vocalists who will be pursuing a degree in:

  • Music Performance
  • Music Education
  • Musical Theatre

The deadline for the application is March 8, 2020. Please click on the following link for more information and to access the application - https://musicclubgreenville.org/scholarship-application.

Community Performances Featuring FAC Students

From the FAC pARTners

Event Ticketing Help

Please take a moment to help us with the ticketing process at one of our performances. The FAC pARTners have created a sign-up genius where you can select an event that works with your schedule - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e45ada82daafc1-2020. We greatly appreciate the donation of your time and energy to this vital process!

Upcoming Events

Please spread the word to your Greenville friends and family about our concerts, events, and performances!

  • February 11: Percussion Studio Masterclass at the Peace Center
  • February 13: Architecture Studio - Student Gallery Opening, 6:30 p.m. FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery
  • February 19: Jazz Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall
  • February 21-22: Region Band Rehearsals and Concert, Anderson University
  • February 21-23: All-State Orchestra Rehearsals and Concert - FAC and WHHS.
  • February 22: SCNATS Auditions - FAC Voice Studio - Furman University.
  • February 26: Jazz Concert at Genevieve's (Peace Center), 7:00 p.m.
  • February 26-March 1: Dance Studio Trip to National High School Dance Festival
  • February 27-28: All-County Band Rehearsals and Concert, FAC and WHHS
  • March 5: Jazz Concert, 7:00 p.m., Sutherlin Recital Hall