performing arts

Vega Repeats as ICHSA Regional Champs

Meet the two-time International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Ohio Valley Semifinal champions: Chaminade Julienne’s own Vega.

The eight students that make up the 2013-14 a cappella ensemble followed in the footsteps of last year’s septet by winning our area's regional competition over schools from New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee. Vega features newcomers Katy Harrington, Ayanna Hayes, Kaylee Piatt and Sean Stewart along with returning members Cassidy Aughe, Addi Helms, Daniel Jackson and David Marshall.

Performing Arts Ensembles Play March 1

CJ Performing Arts students take part in two competitions Saturday, March 1 at Centerville High School (directions). Support Vega and the Eagles indoor percussion ensemble as they perform this weekend!

MEPA Competition
Members of the percussion ensemble will begin warm-ups at 3:30 for their 3:55 p.m. performance in the Mid East Performance Association (MEPA) competition. Admission for this event is $9 for adults ages 19 and up, $8 for students ages 7-18, $7 for anyone 62 and older, and free for children 6 and under.

Free Winter Concert Sunday, Feb. 23

Join us for a free afternoon of music this Sunday, Feb. 23 in downtown Dayton.

Enjoy performances by Concert Band, Concert Choir, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Hands in Harmony, and pop a cappella groups Vega and Age V.

Following the concert, the Parents of Performing Arts Students (PoPS) will host a dessert reception for performers, crew and guests. Plan to stay late for cupcakes, coffee and punch in the cafeteria.

Event Details

CJ Winter Concert & Reception.

Students Perform at Downtown Events

Chaminade Julienne performing arts students lent their talents to the Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service at Courthouse Square on December 20. The vigil, sponsored locally by the Emergency Housing Coalition, was part of a national event held annually to remember the homeless who have lost their lives as well as raise awareness about homelessness in the community. It’s an issue that students are well aware as they participate in Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week each year in November.

The Importance of Being Earnest Nov. 15-17

The CJ Performing Arts Department invites you to learn the vital importance of being earnest at this year’s fall play, running November 15-17 in the auditorium.

Written by Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest follows Jack Worthing, played by freshman Jacob Troutwine, as he attempts to woo the beautiful Gwendolen, played by senior Kaylee Piatt. Hilarity ensues in this Victorian era comedy as the plot twists and turns to reveal the takeaway echoed in the show’s title.

DCDC Performs Lecture Demo at CJ

In partnership with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC), Chaminade Julienne was able to put a little more spring into its traditional whole-school Spring Speaker presentation in early May.

Performers from DCDC presented "Step Up: Dancing our way to inclusion," one of the company's signature lecture demonstrations, in front of all students in the auditorium May 3. Lecture demonstrations are part of the organization's lineup of educational outreach programs. The narrated, theme-based performances feature audience engagement and a question and answer segment.

Once Upon A Mattress Opens April 26

The Chaminade Julienne Performing Arts department presents Once Upon A Mattress, opening this Friday at 505 S. Ludlow St.

Songs, romance and comedy bring this zany royal courtship to life in CJ’s auditorium. This Rogers & Hammerstein musical production is a wild and melodic take on the fairy tale classic: “The Princess and The Pea.” Was it actually the pea that caused the princess sleepless nights? Join us for this musical adventure to learn if everyone lives “happily ever after.”  View cast list > 

Show times (doors open a half hour before the curtain opens):


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