FAC Weekly Update
November 4, 2022
Good Morning, FAC Family
We had a busy week at the FAC, highlighted by three fantastic student performances. Congratulations to our Strings Chamber Music, Concert Dance, and Winds Chamber Music Studios on their first performances of the school year. It is wonderful to be back to a full performance calendar, showcasing the hard work of the students throughout the school year!
Just a reminder - the next day of school for students is Wednesday, November 9. Monday, November 7, is a teacher workday. Tuesday is Election Day, and there is no school for students and staff. Enjoy the long weekend!
Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
TEACH PEOPLE TO BE SELF-ENLARGERS
It has been said that the goal of all teachers should be to equip students to get along without them. The same can be said of leaders who seek to enlarge others. As you work with others and help them to enlarge themselves, give them what they need so that they can learn to take care of themselves. Teach them to find resources. Encourage them to get out of their comfort zone on their own. And point them toward additional people who can help them learn and grow. If you can help them to become lifelong learners, you will have given them an incredible gift.
We've heard it said, "No one becomes rich until they enrich another." When you enrich others by helping them grow and enlarge themselves, you not only bring joy to them and yourself, but you also increase your influence and their ability to touch others' lives.
- Dr. John C. Maxwell, The Maxwell Daily Reader; November 4
Remember, the FAC Partners serve to support our students through funding...
- Class Fees and Field Trip expenses for Pupils in Poverty
- Guest Artist experiences
- Scholarships to summer intensive programs
- College scholarships for graduating FAC seniors
- Equipment needs for FAC programs
Volunteers Needed - Just a Few Spots Left!
We have only a few volunteer spots open for our November Evening and Weekend Volunteer Opportunities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090949A9AB23A7F85-november
If you have any questions, please reach out to our FAC Parent Guild Volunteer Coordinator, Niki Peters - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming FAC Events
FAC Jazz All-Stars at Genevieve's - 11.9.22
The first performance of the year will focus on the tradition of classic ‘50s and ‘60s jazz. Audience members will delight in the sounds of jazz vocals, banjo and guitar alongside the piano, bass and drums. Featured works include “Can’t Get Out of This Mood” by Nina Simone, “Think of One” by Thelonious Monk, “That Old Feeling" by Chet Baker and many more.
Visual Arts Juried Student Show
FAC Theatre Presents - Queen Pericles
1:30 p.m. Jazz Studio Concert
FAC Theatre Presents - Queen Pericles
- Shows are November 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7pm.
- Tickets - available at fineartscenter.ticketleap.com/queen-pericles/
Livestream of Concerts at the FAC
1. The best way to experience performances and support our students is by attending performances in-person. Students thrive off of the energy of a supportive audience.
2. Proceeds from ticket sales are used by each FAC studio for equipment, field trip expenses, guest artists, and more. If you are watching from home on the livestream and therefore are not paying to attend the concert, please consider donating to your child's program via the donation link in this newsletter.
Re-Inventing Shakespeare - Panel Discussion
On Friday, November 18 from 6-7pm, the FAC and the SC New Play Festival are partnering to host a FREE panel discussion with Rick Dildine (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Tia James (UNC Chapel Hill Professional Actor Training Program), and Cameron Knight (Head of Acting at Mason School of the Arts at Rutgers University), moderated by West Hyler and Teri Parker Lewis, where we will discuss the trends happening with Shakespearean productions in both the educational and professional arts centers.
Tickets (free) for the Shakespeare panel:
Scholarship Opportunities for FAC Seniors
Students login to https://www.schoolinks.com/ to access a comprehensive scholarship list. Click on “Finances” and “Scholarship Matching.”
Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program
The Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Cooke College Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network
with the larger Cooke Scholar community. https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/
Deadline: November 17, 2022
Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative University Scholarships provide resources and support to high school seniors from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre industry who demonstrate exceptional talent and economic need but have a lack of financial resources to attend college to study theatre. Students can apply for a scholarship to study ANY aspect of theatre from stage management to arts administration, design to performance, and many more. Up to $10,000 renewable for four years. https://alwinitiative.secure-platform.com/a/page/UniversityScholarships Deadline: November 2022
Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community and a desire to teach in South Carolina. $6000 a year for four years to complete a degree leading to initial certification. A fellow agrees to teach one year for every year he or she receives the Fellowship. Details at www.cerra.org. Deadline: December 7, 2022
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.
FAC Students Performing in the Community
Cinderella - SCCT
For more information, please click on the following link - https://cart.scchildrenstheatre.org/75922/75929.
Cinderella - Woodmont High School
Once on This Island, Jr. - Mauldin Cultural Center - 11/4-11/13
Is your child performing in the Greenville community?
- Wednesday, November 9 - FAC Jazz All-Stars at Genevieve's (Peace Center); 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, November 10 - Visual Arts Student Juried Show: Gallery Reception; 6:00 p.m., FAC Sheffield Wood Gallery
- November 11, 12, 18, and 19 - FAC Theatre presents Pericles; 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theater
- Wednesday, November 16 - 1:30 p.m. Jazz Studio Concert; 7:00 p.m., FAC Sutherlin Recital Hall
- Tuesday, November 22 - FAC Percussion Studio Concert; 7:00 p.m., FAC Sutherlin Recital Hall
- Wednesday-Friday, 11/23-11/25 - Thanksgiving Recess
- Thursday, December 1 - FAC Voice Concert; FAC Sutherlin Recital Hall
- Monday, December 5 - Fall Theatre Presentations; 7:00 p.m.. FAC Black Box Theatre
- Wednesday, December 7 - FAC Jazz All-Stars at Genevieve's (Peace Center); 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 15 - FAC Winter Showcases; during school classes, for students only
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.