Fine Arts Activities

Fine Arts Activities

List of 9 items.

  • Jazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo

    This group is open to all grade levels and performs a variety of music from the various jazz idioms ‑ swing, big band, fusion, progressive, etc. Improvisation is encouraged and basic improv is taught during rehearsal. This ensemble performs regularly at concerts and contests throughout the year, both on and off campus.
  • Thespian Society

    Marist School is a member of The International Thespian Society (Troupe 3545).  Founded in 1929, ITS is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,600 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. The club is open to all 9th – 12th grade students who wish to learn more about all aspects of the theater.  Inducted Thespians travel annually to the Georgia State Thespian Conference in Columbus, GA, and participate in a variety of meetings and workshops throughout the year.
  • Marching Band

    This ensemble performs at football games, three band competitions and a variety of community performances, e.g., parades and ceremonies. Attendance at a one-week summer band camp is required (cost to be announced annually). Members are selected by audition on their own instrument. Wind and percussion members are required to take Marching Band unless other arrangements have been made with the Director.
  • Marist Singers

    A vocal jazz ensemble made up of 12-14 members of the Marist Chorale and Chamber Choir. Members perform a variety of jazz styles in four-part harmony. Marist singers perform at several concerts throughout the year along with performances for Open House, and the Brookhaven community in December. Candidates audition in mid-May by singing a prepared song, a scale combination a cappella, and sight reading. The group members are chosen by the choral directors. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:25 a.m.
  • Trio

    An auditioned ensemble of three ladies that sings in three-part harmony comprises the trio. The trio performs at all four high school concerts, football games, around the Brookhaven community in December and competes in Literary Meet in the spring. The group auditions in mid-May by preparing their vocal part to a required song and singing with other girls in mixed trios. Rehearsals are after school one to two times a week. 
  • Quartet

    Four gentlemen singing in four-part harmony are our Quartet, an auditioned ensemble that performs in all four high school concerts, for football games, literary meet, and around the community. The group auditions in mid-May by singing their vocal part on a required song and singing in groups of four. Rehearsals are one to two times a week after school. 
  • Music Ministry

    An ensemble, comprised of both vocal and instrumental musicians, which performs at many of the religious activities with which Marist is involved. These include school wide Masses, prayer services, the Junior Mass and Convocation, and various other services as requested by the school. All grade level students are welcome to be a part of this group.
  • Dance Company

    The mission of Marist Dance Company is to provide a venue for Marist students who have strong training in dance to share their talents with the Marist community. The program offers these students an opportunity to expand their study of dance and broaden their experience by working with guest choreographers in a concert setting. In these pursuits, the program ultimately seeks to further the Marist mission of developing an appreciation for all forms of art, including dance.
  • Theater Offerings

    The theater offerings at Marist School are tailored according to one simple, basic philosophy: to give the opportunity to create theater to as many students as possible. We rarely - if ever - cut students from our audition process, regardless of skill level or experience. We depend heavily upon an army of parent volunteers to help create the physical worlds of our show, as well as assist with house management and company celebrations. It is a fantastic community.

    Fall Production #1 and #2
    Marist School typically produces two pieces of theater prior to Thanksgiving break. The first (Fall Production #1) is a full-length play or musical. Past First Fall Productions have included Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, Shakespeare in Hollywood, and Peter and the Starcatcher. 
    The second timeslot (Fall Production #2) is reserved for experimental work, and typically follows a one-act format. Past Second Fall Productions have included In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories, Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, and In Pursuit of Magic (an original piece created in collaboration with Serenbe Playhouse).
    Both fall productions are open to any 9th - 12th grade students. Auditions take place in the spring of the previous school year, and rehearsals begin in mid-August. Audition materials are provided in advance of the audition.
    Spring Musical
    Each year, Marist School produces a Spring Musical for 9th - 12th grade students. It is always a Broadway show, and is fully produced with a full orchestra, unique choreography, and extensive costuming, scenic, and technical designs. Auditions are held in the fall, rehearsals begin in January, and the show is performed in late March. The Spring Musical represents the highest standard of theatrical performance at Marist School, and is a beloved tradition in our community.
    Past Spring Musicals include Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Titanic, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown: the Musical, Shrek, The Addams Family, and Freaky Friday (as part of the Disney Theatrical Licensing Pilot Program).
    Foundations Musical
    Every spring, Marist School produces a musical exclusively for our 7th and 8th grade students (Foundations). In most cases, the Foundations Musical has been selected from a catalog of Broadway shows that have been specially adapted for younger performers. All Foundations Musicals are fully produced with unique sets, costumes, and technical production. Students who wish to perform in this production are asked to prepare a short vocal selection from the show, and might be asked to read from the script. All materials are provided in advance. Auditions are in February, rehearsals begin in late March, and performances are in mid-May.
    Past Foundations Musicals have included School House Rock LIVE!, Seussical, the Musical!, and an original musical adaptation of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band (a collaboration with Serenbe Playhouse).
    Technical Theater
    Marist School employs a full-time technical director, who oversees all elements of production: sound and lighting design, scenic design and construction, and stage management. All our shows are run by a team of students who manage all things backstage: properties, scenic changes, wigs and makeup, light and sound board operation, and special effects. Crew members are a vital part of our process, and typically join our production two weeks prior to opening night. We regularly partner with Marist’s Robotics Team to create unique items for use in our shows.               

Marist School

3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-1899
(770) 457-7201
An Independent Catholic School of the Marist Fathers and Brothers