This must be Fine Arts Month at ICSV! Just yesterday, students and teachers were preparing for three upcoming events all at the same time! Many afternoons I enjoy the music of our drama students, as they are in the final weeks of rehearsal for Bye Bye Birdie. This is a super fun show with some really catchy numbers. There are 40 students who have been faithfully rehearsing for the musical under the direction of teachers Amy Brown and Libbie Albaugh. Please mark your calendars for the weekend of March 31 and April 1 so you don’t miss your chance to see the performances.

Yesterday afternoon in the music room and out in the hallway were the Honor Choir students. Ms. Albaugh, our secondary music teacher, will be taking them to Prague on March 8 where they will join other serious choral students in singing 15 university-level numbers. The harmony sounded beautiful as it reached my office. What an amazing experience they will have to sing in a large choir of musically-motivated high school students.

Then behind the stage in the MPR, Mr. Reynolds was busy preparing flats for the IB Visual Arts Exhibit that will premiere in less than two weeks, on Wednesday evening, March 15. The exhibit will be left up through the next week, so you should plan to visit the exhibit to see what ICSV’s first IB class has been creating over the last two years. Six of our seniors will be presenting their work.

This week in elementary chapel, Ms. Gerdes spoke about God’s gift of creativity. She reminded us that God created the sky to go from black to a beautiful orange/yellow color during sunrise, then to a pretty blue, then to a gorgeous rainbow of colors during sunset, and then back to black when the stars sparkle in the heavens. I am so thankful that our students can use their creativity by performing in the play, singing in the choir, and drawing or painting visual masterpieces. Come on out and be blessed by their creativity.

Because of His Faithfulness,
Sharon Brobst, Ed.D.
Director