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Arts at Country Day

At Savannah Country Day, the Fine & Performing Arts program exposes students to visual art, general music, choral music, jazz band, theatre, drama, photography, orchestra, and technology-based visual arts. Much of the program is performance and studio–based, culminating in exhibits and performances by individual groups as well as performances and exhibits collaboratively produced by the whole department. Class instruction focuses on process, the enhancement of technical skills, communication, performance skills, art criticism, and aesthetic awareness with reference to historical and cultural perspectives. Instruction is augmented by supplementary reading, research, discussion, technology, and exposure to professional artists and performing groups.

Our talented Fine Arts instructors work to develop the student’s ability to access, interpret, and evaluate imagery, movement, and sound; develop visual/spatial/hearing intelligence; and to build a life-long appreciation and understanding of the arts. Both independent and ensemble work is encouraged to develop self-reliance and confidence and to offer opportunities for social interaction and ethical development. Opportunities exist for student growth through local, state, and national festivals; conferences; and competitions. Students are offered a variety of formal, expressive, and technical experiences with the arts in grades kindergarten through twelve, with traditional Fine Arts Nights serving as cumulative performance assessments.

Arts Events

US One Act Play:
Oct 20 & 21
MS Musical:
Nov 3-5
MS Fine Arts Night:
Nov 16
LS Strings/Drama Performance:
Dec 2
Holiday Concert:
Dec 4
US Jazz Concert:
Dec 7
US Open Studio:
Dec 9
LS Music Performance: Dec 14
US Musical:
Feb 23-25
LS Strings/Drama Performance:
March 8
MS Play:
March 31 & April 1
US Fine Arts Night:
April 19
US Play:
April 27-29
MS Fine Arts Night:
May 10
LS Music Performance:
May 19

Arts News

Rave Reviews for Fiddler on the Roof!

Bravo to the cast and crew of Fiddler on the Roof. In addition to a packed house of family and friends, the final performance on Saturday included over forty alumni and alumni parents who returned to celebrate DJ Queenan’s final SCDS musical before retirement. There were many smiles, a few tears, and thunderous applause for the final curtain.

Johnson-Liu Advances to All-State Orchestra

Congratulations to Oskar Johnson-Liu ‘28 (cello) who auditioned successfully in Atlanta on January 14 and will be participating in the GMEA All-State Orchestra in Athens, Georgia on March 2-4! Bravo!

Chorus/Orchestra Service Trip

Our Upper School Orchestra and Chorus students recently traveled to Florida for a weekend of service and arts. In Dade City, students completed a day of service by sharing donations, music, and games with migrant farm workers and their families. One of the orchestra students' highlights was teaching the local children to pluck and bow the instruments. Later in the trip, the Chorus students participated in a workshop with Entertainment Central Productions. After all their work, both groups visited the Magic Kingdom for a day of fun. 

Drama Field Trip to SCAD

Last week Upper School Drama students spend the day at SCAD. While there, they participated in multiple acting workshops, visited Hamilton Hall film and sound facility, and enjoyed a tour of the SCAD XR Studios. It was a fun day of theatre and technology!

Upper School Band Trip


The US Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo traveled to Universal Studios Orlando to do a recording session in a professional studio. The band recorded the soundtrack, voice-overs, and sound effects for a portion of Despicable Me. Mr. Elliott arranged the music for the band. The sound crew at Universal was impressed with the level of performance and preparedness of our band students. While two hours had been allotted for the session, only 1 hour and 15 minutes was needed to complete the final product. This session provided the students with a unique look at the music industry that we do not offer at SCDS -- recording for TV and film. The students called the experience a WIN and want to do it again next year!