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The Jazz Flatz are SAA’s official jazz band. It is a small ensemble that tours and plays for the community throughout the year. Twelve of the highest level players from middle and high school make up this band. Home schooled players are welcome to join for a nominal fee. However, this band can only be joined by special invitation from a current player or the director.
The Spencerville Adventist Academy Concert Winds are enjoying a long run of great performances. It is a concert band that focuses on march, popular, classical, and thematic material. This band is made up of high school players. Home schooled players are welcome to join for a nominal fee. The band had 32 players last year with an excellent blend of instrumentation.
The Academy Choir is Spencerville Academy’s mass student choir. Students may be asked to audition, however, membership acceptance is weighted heavier on desire to sing and teamwork abilities than on singing skills. This group performs at Christmas and in the spring, as well as throughout the year at various churches.
Membership in the Honors chorus is by audition only. Students are expected to have a willingness to be a team player as well as leadership skills. Students in the Honors Chorus must also be members of the Academy Chorale. As the touring Choir of Spencerville Academy, students can expect additional concerts performances at local churches throughout the Maryland, D.C., and Virginia area. In December 2016-2017, the Honors Chorus and Orchestra toured Puerto Rico. Every other year students also attend the choral festival at Washington Adventist University. In addition to sight-singing, singing, and theory assessments, students in Honor’s Chorus are strongly encouraged to take private voice lessons by expert voice technicians on staff as Spencerville. Students in this organization shall assist as section leaders in both choirs.
Students in Academy strings can expect performances at churches in the D.C. metro area, a Christmas concert, a spring concert, and music festivals. Students must audition and have had experience playing the violin, viola, cello, or bass for at least three to four years years. Students are assessed on a regular basis for chair assignments as well as graded playing. The string ensemble toured Puerto Rico in December 2016-2017.
The Academy Bell group is open to all students regardless of ringing experience. Class is limited to 13 ringers. Students with experience will be given priority. Performances are expected throughout the year with two culminating concerts at Christmas and spring.
The Spencerville Ringers is a group of advanced bell ringers. This group tours every year. Limited to 11 ringers, students with experience ringing are encouraged to audition. Performances are occur throughout the year with two culminating concerts at Christmas and spring.
For more information or to book a performance contact Jane Lanning.
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