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

Art and Design Field Trip

Upper School's Art and Design class took a field trip to Benedetto Guitars on Friday. The shop's customer relations manager, Jackson Evans, discussed the history and physics of a jazz guitar, and the students went to the shop to see where/how they are made. 

Upper School One Act Takes First Place at Region Competition

Congratulations to the amazing cast & crew of The Diviners for their first place win at the GHSA Regional One Act Play Competition! Kudos as well to the amazing Alex Kaminsky and Daniel Bosch for their “All Star Cast” awards and to Silas Johnson for being chosen as “Best Actor” of the entire competition!

Savannah Jazz Festival

Congratulations to the Upper School Jazz Ensemble and Combo for fantastic performances at the Savannah Jazz Festival over the weekend. Country Day has a long history of participating in this annual community event. Video links: Jazz Combo, vocals Claudia Birthisel - CLICK HERE, Jazz Combo, vocals Ben Templeton - CLICK HERE, Jazz Combo, vocals Madison DeLoach - CLICK HERE

Upper School Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Join us for three showings of the Upper School musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Showings are February 24, 25 and 26 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) with a 7:00pm curtain each evening. No charge for students and Arts Alliance members. Adult tickets are $15. Tickets are available at the door. 

Fine Arts Students Earn 31 Scholastic Arts Awards

Congratulations to the following students honored with Scholastic Art Awards. Gold Key: Reagan Carlson, Reed Lotter, and Lauren Sparks; Silver Key: Harry DeWalt, Fina Dooley, Anna Mondy, Jack Owens Myers, John Neely, Jade Perrin, Lauren Sparks (2 awards), and Rachel Wollenburg. Honorable Mentions included Haley Avino, Fina Dooley, Haley Hiltzheimer, Julia McGoldrick (2 awards), John Neely (5 awards), Lauren Sparks (6 awards), Soren Watson, and Rachel Wollenburg (2 awards).