performing arts

Vega Rocks on the Road to Nationals

For Vega, the road to the International Championships of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) in New York City began locally with fun media appearances and an impromptu performance.

The CJ septet qualified for its first trip to the ICHSA in late February and will compete under the bright lights in the Big Apple on April 19 at 7 p.m. EST against 10 of the best high school a cappella teams in the United States. Before departing on the 1,200 mile round-trip, the Eagles made a few stops around town to tune up for their national debut.

Vega Earns National A Cappella Finals Bid

With a big win at the Ohio Valley regional singing tournament, the sky seems to be the limit for Chaminade Julienne’s pop a cappella group Vega. The CJ septet, named after one of the brightest stars in the sky, has earned a spot in the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) in New York City this spring after coming out on top at the Feb. 23 event held at Centerville High School.

NKU Selects 6 for Tri-state Band Symposium

Six CJ performing arts students were selected to participate in the 6th annual Tri-state Band Symposium hosted by Northern Kentucky University.

Seniors Maddie Brown (alto sax), Kathryn Marshall (french horn), and Annemarie Krug (trumpet) along with juniors Abby Lisjak (flute), William Howard (percussion) and sophomore David Marshall (euphonium) joined 150 fellow musicians from various Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky high schools Jan. 18-19. The weekend included performances, special college help sessions for students and a professional development in-service for teachers.

Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert

Watch a sneak preview of what will be featured this Thursday, Dec. 13, as the performing arts department presents Sounds of the Season: CJ's Christmas Concert, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

All are cordially invited downtown for a free musical celebration of Christmas. Sounds of the Season will feature sacred and secular songs performed by the concert choir, concert band, liturgical choir, percussion ensemble, string ensemble, Hands in Harmony, and a cappella groups.

CJ Performing Arts Students in Spotlight

Members of CJ’s pop a cappella choirs spent the weekend perfecting their craft and showcasing their skills at the fourth annual Kettering A Cappella Festival, held Nov. 17-18.

Performing arts students participating in Vega and Age V, CJ’s two pop a cappella groups, joined more than 30 other schools from Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan for one of the nation’s largest events of its kind at host Fairmont High School.

CJ's Fall Play Opens October 18

CJ's drama department is trying something new with this year's fall play. Instead of doing a light hearted comedy like The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet or The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, they chose a play with a more serious tone. The play A Piece of My Heart is the first drama the CJ has put on since The Crucible in 2008.

Enjoy Music and a Meal at CJ May 3

Whether you'd like to learn more about the performing arts program or just want to catch up with friends one last time before summer break, you are invited to enjoy a great evening of music here on campus Thursday, May 3! Don't miss out on this terrific opportunity to share in closing the 2011-12 school year with fellow CJ parents and families.

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