Bishop Eustace Preparatory School’s Performing Arts Department is at the epicenter of musical culture in our community, from the rehearsal rooms to the stage. Bishop Eustace is a very demanding academic institution with a tradition of excellence that is incorporated throughout all the activities we provide for our students. As a school community, we strive to prepare young men and women to realize their unique potential through personal growth and experience. As a Performing Arts Department, we embrace this philosophy and demonstrate this through the Music Programs we offer.
The Bishop Eustace Performing Arts Program provides our instrumentalists and vocalists with many educational opportunities and performance-based ensembles. These ensembles instrumentally consist of a Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Crusader Pep Band, Full Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Pit Orchestra. Vocal ensembles consist of a Concert Choir, Choral Workshop, Mixed Select Choir and a Treble Select Choir.
In musical theatre we offer all students an opportunity to perform in our annual spring musical. This is a wonderful opportunity for students with mixed skill sets to come together. This is a forum for not only students interested in acting, dancing and singing but the behind the scenes work. Students also interested in performing in the Pit Orchestra or being a part of the crews: lighting design, sound engineering, stage managers and other crews are welcome.
We also offer an opportunity to practice independently or receive instruction one time per cycle in Independent Music Study. Independent Music Study is a 1 credit per year course that receives a letter grade quarterly and is a chance for students to participate in private instruction with one of our adjunct teachers. We bring in specialists who teach at area universities and private institutions to work one-on-one or in mixed group lessons with our students. For our ensembles we have clinics in which experienced conductors and educators are brought in to work with our students to give them another perspective on performance.
Joining the Performing Arts Program as a freshman and continuing it throughout your four years at Bishop Eustace will fulfill the senior requirement for humanities elective.