Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department, recognizing that the performing arts are at the core of human existence, offers ensembles and classes in a supportive environment that provides for performance-based assessment and process-oriented learning. Students are encouraged to exceed previous levels of achievement, discover self-confidence, develop self-esteem, build self-discipline, and achieve self-awareness. Teachers are models for active learning, risk-taking, and self-expression. Students are taught the arts for the sake of the arts and as a model for all learning. Motivated students are prepared for advanced study.

The study of the performing arts is a major component of a well-rounded education. As such, the performing arts at Rivers aim to help students understand how to listen to and interact with other performing artists as well as to express themselves confidently, articulately, and artistically.

2023-24 Nonesuch Players Season

Upper School Fall Play:
November 9, 10, & 11, 2023

Middle School Fall Play:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
November 16 & 17, 2023

Upper School Winter Musical:
The Prom
February 22 & 23, 2024

Middle School Spring Musical:
Finding Nemo Jr.
May 16, 17, & 18, 2024

Music Ensembles

Instrumental Program
Select String Ensemble (US) - Ben Carson, director
Select Wind Ensemble (US) - Dan Shaud, director
Select Piano Ensemble (US) - Paola Plano, director
Chamber Ensemble (US) - Dan Shaud, director
Chamber Ensemble (MS) - Dan Shaud, director

• Jazz Program
Rivers Honors Big Band (US) - Philippe Crettien, director
Rivers Big Band (US) - Bill Jones, director
Select Combo I (US) - Philippe Crettien, director
Select Combo II (US) - Philippe Crettien, director
Intermediate Jazz Band (US) - Philippe Crettien, director
Beginning Jazz Ensemble (MS) - Clayton DeWalt, director
Middle School Jazz Ensemble (MS) - Bill Jones, director

• Vocal Program
Select Chorus (US) - Thomas Marks, director
Chorus (US) - Thomas Marks, director
Middle School Chorus - Thomas Marks, director
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