Fine Arts Boosters
Art has jumped into community outreach this year. Second grade Valentine artwork was on display at Market at Main in January and February. Seventh graders made pottery bowls as an outreach project which were be donated to the Daily Bread “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser in March.
The music programs have many performances and activites planned in the coming months. The orchestra is working hard on new pieces for performance later this spring. Mrs. Barnes would like to enter qualified strings players in the Spring String Orchestra Camp at JMU in May. Ms. Dougherty and the MS Musical cast are working hard toward their performance on February 28. The band continues to practice new music and we had three students selected to attend the Virginia Tech Honors Band weekend during the winter. One student made 13th chair clarinet in the Bronze band, another earned 1st chair alto saxophone in the Bronze band, and the third attained 6th chair in the Silver band. Congratulations to these talented musicians!
Upcoming Fine Arts Events
* Fourth Grade Play - Thursday, April 18, 2013
* Biennial James River Alumni, Family, & Faculty/Staff Art Show opens on Grandparents' Day, April 19, with a reception in the Taylor Media Center beginning at 10 a.m. The show continues through Friday, April 26. If you would like to share your artistry with the James River community, an entry form is available for download.
* Cardinal Arts Concert, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7 p.m.
* Kindergarten Play - Thursday, May 23, 2013
Art and music are growing at James River and we appreciate the support of the Fine Arts Booster members! We want to keep you posted on upcoming events and let you know it’s not too late to join! If you have any questions about whether you are a member, questions about your membership or suggestions, please contact
, Fine Arts Boosters Chair. And thanks to those of you who are already charter members. Please help us grow by encouraging your friends to support the arts at James River!