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The 11th Annual Fine Arts Festival will be held on

May 9, 2018

Volunteer Forms Packet (download)

Registration Forms and Invitation Packet (download)

The purpose of the Lenawee County Fine Arts Festival is to celebrate and enhance high school students’ knowledge and skills in the fine arts. Students will be involved in one of ten TRACKs – Video Production, Band, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Drumline, Orchestra, Vocal Music, and 4th Wall Theatre. The students will be involved in workshops/a creative experience and/or learning new music during the day. In the evening, all students will be involved in an evening collage-style performance to share what they have learned.

The 2017 Fine Arts Festival (FAF) was held on May 10, 2017, at Siena Heights University, Dance With Heart Studio, The Adrian High School Performing Arts Theater, and The Adrian Center for the Arts. The FAF was designed to provide Lenawee County high school students an experience with like-minded peers; an opportunity to add to their personal growth; and recognition for their unique gifts and talents. The link between academic success and the arts was incorporated throughout the day.

Over 420 students registered in one of ten tracks: dance, drama, band, orchestra, vocal music, visual arts, creative writing, drumline (a new track this year), 4th Wall Theater, and video production. The students were involved in workshops, a creative experience, and/or learning of new music during the day. In the evening, students participated in an evening collage-style
performance to share their learnings/new skills from the day. Over 400 parents and community members attended the evening performance.

Highlights this year:

  • For the second year, LISD special needs students at Adrian High School worked with the theater group 4th Wall Theatre who specializes in drama and movement for special needs youth/young adults. They met with the students on May 3 and May 10 in the Adrian High School Performing Arts Theater and created a production that they shared with family and friends
    on May 10. More importantly, they learned new skills, gained confidence, and had fun.
  • Dan Kesterke, Adrian High School Band instructor and professional percussionist, instructed almost 20 students in creating a drumline. The students could be heard all over the Siena Heights University campus as they learned new rhythm patterns. This addition was a true positive addition to the festival’s offerings.

 

LISD TV’s broadcast of the 4th Wall Theater performance can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl0M4KZaktY and the Fine Arts Festival evening performance can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgOhZri7ItQ.

 

FAF SPONSER

 Arts Alliance

This activity is funded in part by an award from the
MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE ARTS ALLIANCE

FAF 2017

 

FAF 2017


FAF 2017

Journal Articles on the Benefits of the Arts for Students:

A Musical Fix for American Schools

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Arts Alliance

This activity is funded in part by an award from the
MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE ARTS ALLIANCE