There are many ways to be a part of our exceptional theatre and music programs. Aspiring screenwriter? Look to our New Works Festival as a way to share your talent. Avid singer? Explore any of our three choirs. Ardent bassist? Jump into Jazz or Rock Band. Whatever your interest, Holy Names Academy is excited to help you pursue and develop it.

Theatre

Our Theatre Department puts on three productions every year: the Fall Play, Spring Musical, and New Works Festival, which is a collection of student-written and directed 10-minute plays and short films. We also have a Theatresports team, an improvisational-acting club that requires auditioning. Members compete in an annual improvisational-acting competition in the fall. 

Choir

Holy Names Academy offers Concert Choir, Advanced Concert Choir, and Vocal Ensemble. Choir is open to all students and meets twice a week before school, while Advanced Concert Choir requires auditioning and meets three times a week, also before school. Vocal Ensemble is a small, auditioned group of singers and meets daily as a class.

Music

Interested in playing an instrument? Holy Names Academy offers Jazz Band, Chamber Ensembles, Orchestra, Instrumental Groups, Eclectic Strings, and private music lessons. Even if you have never played before, you are welcome learn an instrument through our music lesson programs. 

Read More about Each Program

  • Fall Play

    A drama or comedy. Auditions required.

  • Spring Musical

    Presented by theatre and music students. Auditions (acting, singing, dancing) required.

  • New Works Festival

    Student-written and directed 10-minute plays and short films. Auditions required.

  • TheatreSports

    An annual improvisational-acting competition, taking place in the fall. Auditions required.

  • Concert Choir

    Open to all students; meets before school twice a week.

  • Advanced Concert Choir

    An auditioned group; meets before school three times a week.

  • Vocal Ensemble

    A small, auditioned group of singers; meets daily as a class.

  • Jazz Band

    Open to all students; meets before school three times a week.

  • Chamber Ensembles

    Ensembles of two to six musicians who perform on strings, woodwinds, keyboard instruments, and percussion; meet before school two times a week.

  • Orchestra

    A large ensemble that features brass, strings, woodwinds, keyboard instruments, and percussion; meets before school two times a week, with one additional weekly rehearsal for string players only.

  • Instrumental Groups

    Groups such as the rock band or string quartet are formed in accordance with student interest.

  • Eclectic Strings

    A small ensemble that features players of plucked, bowed, and strummed string instruments; meets before school twice a week.

  • Private Lessons

    Instruction in voice and most instruments is available for an additional fee. Group lessons may also be arranged in accordance with student and teacher interest.

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