Marist Arts Guild (MAG): Continuing the tradition of fine arts education at Marist
- For our War Eagle Marching Band as they pump up the school spirit at football games
- For our drama productions that provide the community with high quality entertainment,
- For our visual arts creations that stretch our imaginations, and
- For our vocal and instrumental performances that fill our hearts with music!!
We are truly blessed at Marist School for all that the Fine Arts program enables us to share together. This is made possible through the membership and support of the Marist Arts Guild (MAG).
The mission of MAG is to provide support for all aspects of the arts, and to provide access to the arts within the Marist community. Donations to MAG make much of the “behind the scenes” things possible, such as new classroom visual art equipment, musicians for our musicals, and scholarships and competitions for our students. MAG supports both classroom and extracurricular fine arts activities.
We welcome everyone to join MAG, either with donations of time or treasure. Come experience the joy of the arts at Marist!
Marist Arts Guild Announcements
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|"The Drowsy Chaperone" Wows and Makes 'em Laugh|
In a real spirit of adventure, Marist Theater delighted audiences when an aviatrix lands her bi-plane on stage just in time to marry and fly four newlywed couples to Rio. This was, of course, after a hilarious unfolding of the story of "The Drowsy Chaperone," an ode to the glamorous and often over the top 1920's musicals where theatrics mattered more than plot.
|Band Leadership Seeks to Recruit New Members|
With their recent elections wrapped up, the 2013 Marching Band leadership began its efforts to recruit new members to the band and to plan and prepare for the Fall halftime show.
|Choral Performances Benefit Charities in Peru|
The Marist choirs will donate much needed funds to two orphanages in Peru from the money they earned singing at Town Brookhaven, Steve's Live Music and at a financial center breakfast. The orphanages, or youth hostels, provide care for children left in extreme poverty in Lima.
|Students Sing their Way to All-State|
Ten students, at least one from each grade, qualified recently to represent Marist in each of the six GMEA 2013 All-State choirs in February.
|"Top Ten" Amuses from Start to Finish|
Who knew that monosyllabic utterances with posture and attitude could tell a fine story, or that a rhythmic repetition of words and phrases could curiously decipher and decode the meaning of a simple encounter? In Marist's current and smart theater production "Top Ten" ten-minute plays, there is a blend of the experimental and whacky, stories pushing boundaries, and pieces built on timing and wordplays. There are stories about meetings and second chances, break ups and make ups, new and old flames, and the madness that is called bad customer service.
|"Once on This Island" is a Treasure of a Tale|
Storytelling matters. And nowhere else was this more apparent than in the hauntingly beautiful musical "Once on This Island" performed by Marist theater this past weekend. Part folklore, part history, and part tragedy, this production's imaginative staging, gorgeous music and fine cast brought to life a peasant island village, a young woman's journey made thorny by the gods, and ultimately a new way of thinking about social hierarchy.
|Drama Students Learn from a Broadway Pro|
Drama students from Marist and the Atlanta area were treated to a real life simulation of what a professional musical theater audition might be like on Saturday, but this experience was under the care, guidance and talent of guest artist and Broadway performer Beth Leavel.
|Marching Band Helps Clothe Newborns|
The War Eagle Marching Band outfitted three dozen newborns with their first layettes and presented the collection to the Christ Child Society of Atlanta recently for the band service project.
|Marist Arts Guild STEAMrolls into Fall Membership Campaign|
The Marist Arts Guild (MAG) kicked off its 2012-2013 membership drive determined to keep the A for Arts into the educational mix and renewed educational emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, making STEM into STEAM.
|Marist Senior Receives Six-Year All-State Choral Award|
Senior Becky Ittner earned the highest honor at the 2012 Georgia All State Chorus this past weekend in Savannah. Participating with her were eight other Marist students who sang in one of the six All-State choirs conducted by nationally acclaimed choral directors.
|Sacred Concert Lifts Spirit|
In a fitting prelude to the Lenten Season of reconciliation, ten Marist choral ensembles sang praise to God at the Sacred Concert held at Holy Cross Catholic Church Monday evening.
|Marist “Starmites” Cast Hosts Professional Actors|
The cast of this year’s senior spring musical Starmites heard firsthand from Tony award nominated actors about the real business of theater at a special presentation on Tuesday afternoon.
|Chamber and Chorale Choirs Celebrate 20th Year of Christmas Candlelit Procession|
In a Marist tradition of 20 years, 71 choral members entered a darkened Woodruff Auditorium carrying candles singing "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," then extinguishing the dim light and flooded with full light, broke into a glorious rendition of Bach's "Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light" at the Christmas concert Wednesday evening.
|Marist Students Head to All State Chorus|
Ten students qualified for the 2012 All State Chorus to be held in Savannah on February 23-25. Marist will have at least one student in each of the six All State choruses this year.
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