The Academy performs a musical in the spring. They are selected from the Broadway Junior Productions. Auditions are in the fall and rehearsals begin at the end of October. Any students who do not make it into the musical have the opportunity to join one of the crews (see Crew Descriptions.)
Music and choreography rehearsals run from October through December in the music room. After Christmas break, rehearsals are in the gym. The performance is typically the end of March.
Stage Crew: assists with the building and painting of the set
Prop Crew: assists with the collection of props, creates props as needed, places props on stage for performances and between scenes
Make-Up Crew: applies make-up to the cast for performances
Light Crew: runs the stage lights and spotlight for performances
Sound Crew: runs the soundboard for the show, sets up microphones, headsets, and monitors for the shows, runs sound checks before performances
Ushers: pass out programs, assist with chair set-up and tear down, help people find seats, collect donations
Advertising: creates colorful ads and creative announcements to advertise the musical
Past Student Productions:
BEAUTY AND THE BEASTS JR – 2017
THE LITTLE MERMAID JR – 2016
SEUSSICAL JR – 2015
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR. – 2014
WILLY WONKA JR. – 2013
ALADDIN JR. – 2012
GODSPELL – 2011
ANNIE JR. – 2010
Guardian Angels Bands
Guardian Angels bands strive to find an understanding and appreciation for music and learn the appropriate skills in order to be successful in an instrumental ensemble. We also promote independent-thinking musicians who are capable of exploring and appreciating music on their own.
Our bands achieve these goals through rehearsal and performance opportunities. The bands play at various sporting events, including homecoming, and also perform at events with the Bishop Foley Band. In the fall, the advanced band performs the National Anthem at Ford Field for the Prep Bowl. They also play at the Cookie Walk at Bishop Foley in December. Intermediate and advanced bands perform in the Christmas Concert, and all bands play at the Spring Concert.
General Ensemble Information:
Pre-Band: Pre-Band is intended for 4th-grade students who have little or no experience on an instrument. This group will meet during the school day at their regularly scheduled general music class time. Pre-Band students will explore the skills needed for beginning band through learning to play the recorder, read music, and work independently as well as in an ensemble.
Beginning Band: Beginning Band is intended for students who have little experience on an instrument (i.e. recorder) and is open to the 5th-8th grade.
Advanced Band: Advanced Band is for students who have completed at least one year of Band either at Guardian Angels or another school.