Visual and Performing Arts office for Charelston County School District
The Fine Arts Department assists and coordinates the Charleston County School District Music, Visual Arts, Dance, and Drama programs. It is our mission to build awareness of the tremendous impact the Arts have on the many children and young adults in our schools. The art areas include Band, Charleston County Strings, Choral Music, Dance, Drama, and Visual Art. The Fine Arts Office also coordinates the Gifted and Talented Artistic identification process and programs for CCSD students. James Braunreuther, Fine Arts Coordinator Zoe Roff, Fine Arts Technician (843) 937-6586
This past Saturday, February 29, world renowned composer and performer, Andy Narell, held a workshop with many of our District Steel Band students! This was a wonderful event! Bravo to teachers Mr. Jake Cummings, Mr. Ian McMichael, and Mr. Nicholas Kelly for having this vision and pulling this event together!￼
Congratulations to Wando’s Concert Band 1!!! Bravo!!
Congratulations to Concert Band 1 who will be participating in the Music for all Southeastern Regional Concert Festival in Atlanta at the end of March!
This was absolutely amazing!
In honor of Arts Advocacy Week with SC Arts Alliance and South Carolina Arts Commission, Sanders-Clyde Elementary School Scholars kicked off today’s Charleston County School District principals’ meeting with a stellar performance dancing, singing and drumming! #CreativeSC #Arts4SC #CCSDFineArtsOffice
Very proud of our fine CCSD Visual and Performing Arts Educators that presented at the South Carolina Music Educators Association Annual Conference this past weekend! Congratulations to all for wonderful presentations and performances!
Privileged to be the narrator for this fine ensemble performing their preview concert at one of the grand Gaillard Center Ballrooms for their South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference performance at the University of South Carolina on Friday at 1:00pm! Soloing with the band this evening and also on Friday is Grammy Award Winner, Charlton Singleton! Congratulations to the students of the Moultrie Middle School Band and their director, Mr. Mason Mumford on this wonderful honor! Bravo!!
Charleston All County Choir performance this evening was awesome! Way to go, students! Great job organizing this event, Ms. Heather Hammond Caffarel and Mr. Robin Rogers!
Congratulations to the Bands of Wando!
Recognized by CCSD School Board tonight for state & national excellence! Thanks to every student, parent, alumni, supporter, sponsor, & staff member for all of your hard work! #withpride
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the Wando High School Band for the wonderful honor of being selected as 2019 National Recipients of the National Band Association Program of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award! This is a HUGE honor and we are so proud of the students and directors for their hard work! BRAVO!!
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The CCSD Visual & Performing Arts Office would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year! Here's to 2020!
A huge congratulations to the Wando High School Symphonic Band for a stellar performance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago!!! The music was brilliant!! Congratulations to all of the students and directors Mr. Bobby Lambert, Ms. Lanie Radecke, and Mr. Jeff Handel! Bravo!!
What an awesome privilege it was to enjoy the School of the Arts Symphony String Orchestra performance at the 73rd Annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago this morning! The performance was moving, emotional, and breathtaking! Congratulations to all of the students, as well as director Dr. Chris Selby, guest conductor Mr. Ken Turner, and SOA Principal and guest conductor, Dr. Shannon Cook. Bravo!!!
I had the distinct pleasure this evening of attending the CE Williams Middle School Winter Performance! This is the school where I taught until this past spring when I was hired for my new position. It was so awesome to see so many of my former band students on stage doing such a great job! Congratulations to Mr. Dustin Hoke, Mr. Justin Robinson, and Mr. Andrew Price on a wonderful performance! Bravo!
A wonderful evening at this Laing Middle School Chorus Concert! Congratulations to all performers and director Ms. Pamela Brunson!
Congratulations to SOA Strings! What an honor!
We wanted to make you aware that the SOA High School Symphony String Majors will be performing at The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago this coming Wednesday. In the band and orchestra world, this is comparable to going to the national championships. Ours is the first orchestra from South Carolina in 36 years to attend this clinic, and we are incredibly proud of and excited for these students. This group will be giving a preview concert that is free and open to the public in the Rose Maree Myers Theater tonight (Monday, December 16) at 6:30 pm. The concert will begin with the Chamber Orchestra at 6:30 pm and the Symphony strings will perform their Midwest Concert starting at 7 pm. Come if you can!
School of the Arts Middle School Strings and Chorus concert was amazing! Would you believe they played and sang the Hallelujah Chorus? Bravo, Heather Hammond Caffarel, Susan Mears, Robin Rogers, and all of your students! Bravo!
There were so many programs to choose from this evening! It was a difficult choice, but this Laing Middle School Orchestra concert was awesome!! Congratulations to Mrs. Margaret Selby and her students for a wonderful performance!! Additionally, congratulations to Mrs. Selby for being selected as the Laing Middle School Teacher of the Year!! Brava!!
A spectacular performance by the Charleston School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra and Singers! Congratulations to all of the performers and directors, Dr. Christopher Selby, Ms. Heather Heather Hammond Caffarel, Mr. Robin Rogers, and Principal Dr. Shannon Shannon Bard Cook. Bravo!!!
Military Magnet rocked it at the Charleston Holiday Parade today! Congratulations, MMA Band!!
The CCSD Visual & Performing Arts Department wishes everyone a safe and festive holiday weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!
Congratulations to the students of SOA!
Hooray for the SOA Fashion and Design Dept. who entered 13 entries in the Coastal Carolina fair competition and received 13 medals, including Best in Show!
Jazz Day for Kids put on by the Charleston Jazz Academy was a huge hit! Over 1000 students attended and more watched via Livestream! Thank you, David Carter, for a wonderful show! Oh, and did you think you saw the Mayor in one of these photos on the piano? You did!!
This show was so much fun! You have one more chance to catch Aladdin at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30pm! Congratulations to Ms. Julie Mathias and her students on a wonderful performance!
You should most definitely go see this art exhibit at the Charleston Public Library downtown! “Shared Circles” is an amazing creation by artist and CCSD teacher Dayton Colie. The work is awesome and will be on display through the month of November. Don’t miss it!
A HUGE congratulations to the Bands of Wando for their State Championship win!! We are so proud of you!!
5A State Champs for a record setting 12th time! Swept captions & proud to represent Mt Pleasant!
Check out our November events!
Thank you to Ms. Michelle Jones, Ms. Latanya Mueller, and all of the student actors for a fun evening at West Ashley High School! “Scared Silly” was entertaining and fun!
The second part of my evening was spent at Stall High School where I enjoyed an extravaganza of great music and art! Bravo to the Steel Drum, Djembe, Buckets, and Concert Band students who performed tonight, as well as those who had art on display! A fine job, Ms. Tabytha Walls and Mr. Jake Cummings!
The first part of my evening was spent enjoying this amazing play at School of the Arts! Bravo to Mr. Derek Pickens and the SOA students actors!
These students, along with their teachers, were rehearsing today on a day they didn’t even have school (!) to be prepared for tomorrow night’s Jump, Jive, and Wail!
Have you bought your tickets yet? This is definitely something you don’t want to miss! The theme is Masquerade, and you can dress up in your favorite mysterious costume!
The festivities begin at 6:30 pm at the College Center at Trident Technical College, 7000 River’s Avenue, North Charleston.
Camp Road Middle School and James Island Charter High School Bands performed a wonderful concert this evening! Congratulations to all of the performers and directors Mr. Jay Jehl and Mr. Colt Campbell. Bravo!
James Island Charter High School Symphonic Winds performed beautifully this evening, along with the rest of the bands at the concert this evening. Congratulations to the students and director, Mr. Colt Campbell, on a great performance!
Camp Road Middle School 7th Graders and their band director, Mr. Jehl, rocked it tonight! Here they are playing Thriller!
Have you bought your tickets yet? Don't miss out on this!
Don't miss JUMP, JIVE, & WAIL, SOA’s unofficial homecoming and annual Band Department concert and dance, taking place Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 - 10:30 pm at Trident Technical College’s College Center! This is one of our biggest events of the year and all students - middle and high school - are invited as are parents, friends, and neighbors! ...Tickets may be purchased here: https://soabands.ludus.com/
I had such a great time enjoying the 8th grade class play, A Simpler Time, at the School of the Arts! Congratulations to the actors and their wonderful teachers, Mr. Younts and Mr. Pickens!
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