FAC Weekly Update
April 21, 2023
Good Afternoon, FAC Family
We hope your week went well, and that the upcoming weekend is restful and rejuvenating!
Congratulations to the students of the FAC Voice Studio on their Voice Scenes concert that took place last night (Thursday) at the FAC. The final Voice Scenes concert is tonight, and we are nearly sold out! We have four performances next week and four the week after. Help our students to have a full audience by bringing a friend to one of the performances...I am sure they will be impressed by the amazing talent of our students!
Here’s the latest from the halls of the FAC…
This Week's Student Leadership Lesson
Moving from Dependence to Independence
"On any given day, you may struggle with your habits because you're too busy or too tired or too overwhelmed or hundreds of other reasons. Over the long run, the real reason you fail to stick with habits is that your self-image gets in the way. This is why you can’t get too attached to one version of your identity.
Progress requires unlearning. Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity."
- James Clear - Atomic Habits
33rd Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibition
Congratulations to the following Fine Arts Center Visual Arts Students on earning awards at Greenville Technical College's 33rd Annual Upstate High School Art Exhibition:
- Lily Caligan-Gilliam - 3rd Place, Photography
- Anna Cassell - 1st Place, Fiber
- Amanda Mays - 3rd Place, Design
Anti-Prom Tickets Go On Sale Next Week
We have created a schedule for ticket sales that allows our Seniors to have first crack, and the remaining classes to follow. Note that the number of tickets available for dates, if any, will be determined after all FAC students have had the opportunity to buy a ticket for themselves. We will prioritize the opportunity for students to bring dates by grade level, with Seniors going first.
Tickets are $10. Cash is the only method of payment that will be accepted.
PM- Juniors + Sophomores
AM- Sophomores + Freshmen
PM- Freshmen+ Senior Dates*
AM- All grades + dates*
PM- All grades + dates*
*if tickets are available
Upcoming FAC Performances
FAC Jazz All-Stars at Genevieve's - April 26
The final concert of the Jazz All-Stars series is on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Peace Center Genevieve's Lounge. This show is nearly SOLD OUT, so act fast if you want to go! Tickets - https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/fac-jazz-all-stars-4.
Reminders - From the FAC Parent Guild
FAC Friends and Families,
We are a few short weeks from the largest event of the year that the Parent Guild runs – Staff Appreciation Week (May 8-12). In past years, we’ve been able to celebrate our wonderful teachers, administrators, and support staff with desserts, meals, gifts, games – something special every day to let them know how much we appreciate them, and we’d really like to continue this tradition for these wonderful people who give so much of themselves to our students.
To make this happen – we need your help.
We’re asking for donations – anything you’re comfortable giving – to fund these events. To donate, you can Venmo our Parent Guild Account at “@FACParentGuild” – or scan the link below. If you chose to donate this way, PLEASE indicate in the Venmo that it is for “Staff Appreciation” – we have other events that use Venmo (ticket sales, merchandise) and it’s necessary to keep these donations credited to the correct area. You can also send a check to the front office made out to FAC Parent Guild with “Staff Appreciation Week” in the memo.
If you’re interested in donating a dessert, we are wrapping up Staff Appreciation Week with “Dessert Day” – we have a sign up at FAC Volunteers: FAC Staff Appreciation Week - Dessert Day (signupgenius.com) to sign up to send a sweet treat in!
Thanks! Please contact me if you have any questions.
FAC Parent Guild Treasurer
The FAC has several student performances in April with great opportunities for parents to get involved! These evening shifts will only take an hour (or less!) of your time.
Volunteer shifts are not limited to parents of that evening's performers! In fact, you'll see a note beside each shift indicating whether that shift will work well for parents of a student performing in that night's show... or if it's better suited for a parent from a different art discipline who can wrap up the shift after the performance has started. We encourage visual arts, architecture, and creative writing parents, as well as performing arts parents whose students are in a different show, to help out so parents of performers to take their seats before the show starts! If we have enough volunteers, we can offer FAC merchandise sales prior to each performance.
Parents can sign up for volunteer shifts at the following link - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090949A9AB23A7F85-facapril
If you have any questions about volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
REMINDER FOR FAC SENIORS
FAC Class of 2023 Website
The Fine Arts Center has assembled a website for our Senior Class with all of the information they need to complete their FAC career. Please bookmark the following site - https://sites.google.com/greenvilleschools.us/fac-class-of-2023/home. There is a to-do list at the top of the website with due dates. We appreciate our students completing these tasks early or on time!
Roy S. Fluhrer Scholarship - Due May 5
Dr. Roy S. Fluhrer served as the Director of Greenville County School District’s Fine Arts Center from 1989 to 2017. Upon his retirement, a scholarship in his name was established and will be awarded to a graduating Senior on an annual basis. This needs-based scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrate artistic excellence along with the intent to study the arts at the collegiate/university/conservatory level.
Interested students apply via this Google Form - https://forms.gle/JKzR1fyesh9Rj7fD7 - by Friday, May 5, 2023. A committee will review all applications and the winner will be announced at the Fine Arts Center Commencement on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
All applications should include two letters of recommendation - one from a teacher and one from a community member who is familiar with your artistic growth and drive for excellence. Please either email or submit a hard copy of the letters to Mr. Popat by the May 5 deadline.
FAC Students Performing in the Community
Carolina Ballet Theatre
Come out and support our students from the FAC Dance Studio who dance with Carolina Ballet Theatre as they perform Snow Princess, the Ballet at the Gunter Theatre! The dates and times for this show are:
- Friday, April 28th at 7:00pm
- Saturday, April 29th at 1:00pm
- Saturday, April 29th at 6:30pm
For tickets, please go to https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/cbt-snow-23.
Greenville County Youth Orchestras
The Greenville County Youth Orchestras have two exciting concerts coming up:
- May 2: Peace Center at 7:00 pm. All Orchestras performing. Tickets - https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gcyo-spring-23.
- May 6: Peace Center, Gunter Theatre at 7:30 pm. Winners of the GCYO Concerto Competition performing with the Young Artist Orchestra and Philharmonic. Tickets - https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/gcyo-phil-22.
The Addams Family - Woodmont High School
Don't miss FAC Theatre students Lauren Laxton and Olivia Marseil perform in the Woodmont HS production of The Addams Family. The show runs from April 21-30. For tickets, please go to https://Showtix4u.com/event-details/72775.
Is your child performing in the Greenville community?
- Monday, April 24 - Spring Theatre Presentations; 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre; Tickets are $5
- Tuesday, April 25 - Winds Chamber Music Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Wednesday, April 26 - FAC Jazz All-Starts at Genevieve's; 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, April 27 - Strings Chamber Music Recital; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Tuesday, May 2 - Percussion Ensemble Concert; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall; Tickets are $10 for adults, free to GCS students and children 12 and under
- Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4 - Theatre Student Performance Lab; 7:00 p.m., Black Box Theatre; Tickets are $5
- Thursday, May 4 - Guest Artist Recital - Wesley Baldwin, cello; 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall, FREE
Fine Arts Center - Greenville County Schools
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