Fine Arts Program
Praising the Lord Through the Arts!
"Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the firmament of His power...Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." Psalm 150:1, 6
In the summer of 1996, Augusta Christian School renewed its commitment to the Fine Arts by renovating an existing building into the Charles B. Whitney Fine Arts Center. This center, named for one of our school founders, houses spacious band and choral suites as well as practice rooms and a large visual arts instruction room.
Fourth through twelfth grade students may participate in the Augusta Christian School band program with two levels of band instruction. All bands perform in a variety of local, regional and state festivals and competitions as well as concerts throughout the year.
Our fourth - twelfth grade choral program includes two different levels of performance and competition groups: an elementary chorus and a middle/high school chorus. Choral groups consistently rate superior at competitions and festivals. The choral and drama departments perform a Broadway musical each year. Region and state titles have been won in past years in boy's and girl's solo, trio, quartet, and piano. The choral program is also open to Homeschool students in the CSRA.
Visual art instruction classes are given to all students in grades 1-5. Middle school and senior high art and ceramic classes are offered as an elective. Art work by students is displayed throughout the campus.
Private piano and guitar lessons are offered to students after school. Contact Mrs. Kay Cooke for piano, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mr. Caleb Wilkerson for guitar, email@example.com.
Drama classes round out the Fine Arts program. Drama students participate in One Act Play Drama competitions, Red Carpet Night, Encore Night and other activities. Drama and choral students present a Broadway musical in the spring. They have performed musicals such as The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Pirates of Penzance, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and others.
Fine Arts Coordinator
Mr. Chris Norris begins his sixth year leading the ACS fine arts program and is the choral director for the Middle and High School Chorus. Mr. Norris is no stranger to the Augusta Christian family. His wife, Jenifer, teaches 5th grade, and his son Drew and his daughter Rachel are both graduates of ACS and his son Ben is a senior at ACS. In addition to his duties at Augusta Christian, Mr. Norris is the Pastor at Harvest Pointe Fellowship in Martinez, Georgia.
Fine Arts Staff
Ouachita Bapt Univ
MA Religious Ed
Elementary Chorus and Music
Bachelors/Masters of Music
Bowling Green/ Florida State Univ
Bach of Music, USC
Master's Wind Conducting, Messiah College
Master's Trumpet, Ithaca College
B.A., Art Education
University of Georgia
BS Elementary Ed
The King's College