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Music

We offer a robust music program at Gem State Adventist Academy. Students learn music theory, go on tours and grow in their musical abilities. 

To learn more about our music program or have one of our musical groups perform at your event, please contact our Music Director, Cecilia Simmons.

 

CHOIR

Chorale is a group of mixed voices open to all students committed to studying and performing choral music. Both sacred and secular music suited to the abilities of the members are performed around the Northwest as opportunities arise. Performances include Christmas and Spring Concerts, as well as area church concerts.

 

SOUND RIPPLE

Sound Ripple is a handbell group open to all students. One doesnt need to be familiar with music in order to join. One does need to be committed and dedicated to the goals and purpose of this group. The Sound Ripple Choir performs locally and occasionally on a tour.

 

SOUNDWAVE 

Soundwave is a select group open by audition only. Advanced sacred and secular music is performed on a 5-octave set of Malmark English Handbells and three octaves of Malmark Handchimes. Each ringer must be dedicated to continuing the excellent reputation of this group as it performs in area churches, civic groups, and on tours throughout the Northwest and beyond.

 

JAZZ BAND

Jazz band is an instrumental group open to beginner and intermediate students by approval of the instructor. Students will learn the basic elements and techniques of jazz theory and performance. Extracurricular commitment is required. Traditional jazz instruments used in this course (i.e. saxophone, trombone, trumpet, piano, bass, electric guitar, drums & miscellaneous percussion). 

 

BAND

Band is an instrumental group open to intermediate and advanced students by audition. This group consists of woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Both sacred and secular music suited to the abilities of the members are performed around the Northwest as opportunities arise. Performances include the Christmas and Spring concerts, and area church concerts.