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The Magazine is published annually by the Marist Arts Guild (MAG) to celebrate the Marist Fine Arts Community. Contributors Editor Ashley Uber
MAG Board President Linda MacLean
Contributing Writer Caroline N. Duffy
President-Elect Annemarie Boehnlein
Publicity Manager Maureen Kiely
Immediate Past President Barbara Heath
Design Firm Tredeau Design
Treasurer Jennifer Ryan
Photographers Samantha S. Evans Patrick DeAngelis
Secretary Karin Finch
Printer Target Response Group, LLC Fine Arts Department Chair Michael Bieze, PhD Faculty Choral Arts Sharon Coheley Brock Derringer Dramatic Arts/Dance Stefanie Stadler Dramatic Arts/Technical Theater Eric McNaughton â€™90
Vice President, Orchestra Diane Lefebvre Vice President, Choral Arts Laura Mullins Vice President, Dramatic Arts Shirley Eggers Vice President, Membership Peggy Chandler Committee Chairs Publicity: Robin Green Hospitality: Annie Peterle Fine Arts: Ashley Uber
Instrumental Arts Mark Craddock Scott Sparrowhawk
Publicity: Maureen Kiely
Visual Arts Bill Buckner Patrick DeAngelis
Wreath Sale: Lona Zink
President Fr. John Harhager, S.M. Principal Fr. Joel Konzen, S.M.
Alumni: Sharon Bowman
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“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” - John Lubbock, British Biologist and Politician
Recently a parent from another private school asked me “How does Marist put on the quality arts productions that it does…and, how in the world does Marist produce those amazing costumes”? We are excited to give everyone a view of what goes on “behind the scenes” in this MAGazine! In 2005, when our oldest daughter was a third-term sophomore, our family transferred to Atlanta and we became a part of the Marist community. She loved theater, music, and the visual arts, but was obviously coming into the program well after others. Thankfully, she was immediately welcomed and was able to find her niche and pursue her passion. It has been such a blessing for our family to be involved with the arts at Marist. In retrospect, I realize that what has made the Marist Fine Arts programs so special for us is the wonderfully supportive connection that exists between the students, faculty, parents and alumni. We have seen firsthand the incredible effort that goes into every choral concert, band performance, art display and theater production. Many, many hours are devoted to make these creations look “easy”! This year MAG has been able to continue the tradition of supporting all arts activities, both in and outside the classroom. With your help, we provided new lighting equipment for the theater, scholarships to help our talented students develop their talents, computers for the program, and much more. In the future, MAG will continue to focus on providing what it takes to make our fine arts offerings amazing. On behalf of MAG, I want to thank everyone who helps to make the incredible happen. Thank you to our faculty, students, parents and alumni for bringing such joy to our campus. And, thank you to all of our supporters. We hope that our art continues to color the lives of you and your families!
Linda MacLean President Marist Arts Guild 2011-12 By reading this MAGazine, you are continuing the tradition of supporting the fine arts at Marist. While you await the lights to go down and the show to begin, ponder what has been happening over the past months in preparation for these talented young people to take the stage. The faculty, parents and friends that are the Marist Arts Guild work tirelessly and endlessly, moving seamlessly from one project to the next in an uninterrupted circle of productions, concerts, competitions, events and celebrations. Behind the scenes sets are built, costumes are created (see story on Stefanie’s Seamstresses on page 19), instruments are tuned, songs are prepared, lines are learned, and our children come away from Marist not only with academic preparation for the world beyond, but with confidence and know-how to “take the stage,” whether literally on a stage or figuratively in a corporate board room, in front of a classroom or in whatever worldwide arena their lives may take them. These pages tell you what the dedicated members of the Marist Arts Guild do and how our funds are spent. To learn more about who these young artists are and what they do, visit www.marist.com/mag for their stories of success in and out of the classroom. My hope as incoming President of the Marist Arts Guild is that we will see more of you early and often, supporting the arts at Marist. Your involvement not only enriches the lives of these young students. You will discover new friends, hidden talents and an abundance of laughter, love and joy. Everyone should be so blessed.
Annemarie Boehnlein President-Elect
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Congratulations Braden! Class of 2012
You’ve had a crazy good time in
4 years of Marist Band - Chorus - Drama.
Now, dream on!
Love - Mom, Dad, and Bryce ’15
FACU LT Y
Bill Buckner Scott Sparrowhawk
Assistant Band Director Jacksonville State University B.M.Ed. Music Education number of years: 14 “I play in the Drumline. We are a small group and Mr. Sparrowhawk helps us make up for our size by pushing the difficulty of our music and giving us a lot of room for input about our parts in the show. Band is great because it is a group of creative people coming together to make fun music.” - Matt Barulic
Teacher, Visual Arts Florida State University B.A. number of years: 8
“He gives you great advice and demonstrations that are very helpful. He knows a lot about the subjects he teaches; that expertise is reflected in his work and in the success of his students.” - Nicholas Ravry
Michael Bieze Mark Craddock Band Director Jacksonville State University B.S. Ed. Georgia State University M.A.T. number of years: 20
“Mr. Craddock is an amazingly creative guy. In my years as part of music programs at Marist, his encouragement to his students and his contagious laugh have inspired me and many others students to follow their passions as he did.” - Rebecca Hagler
Fine Arts Department Chair Arizona State University B.F.A. University of Washington M.A. Georgia State University Ph.D. number of years: 26
“I love going to class and instead of just trying to get a good grade, I am genuinely interested in learning the material. He has inspired me to rethink my college choices to possibly major in Art History.” - Maddie LeVorse
Teacher, Visual Arts Kent State University B.A. New York Academy of Art M.F.A. number of years: 4 “His constant encouragement and positive feedback have helped my art improve exponentially. He has been so helpful through his advice, and he has been such an inspiration through his own work.” - Erin Tapp
Assistant Theater Director Wake Forest University B.A. number of years: 6
Choral Director Jacksonville State University B.S. Eastman School of Music M.M. number of years: 20
“Concerts and musicals don’t just happen. Behind every note of music is the hard work and passion of Mrs. Coheley. She combines her humor, passion, and dedication to bring out the best in every student. Because of her, I am determined to keep music a part of my life forever, no matter what path I choose to follow.” - Becky Ittner
“Mr. McNaughton helps us so much! He is always ready to offer acting suggestions that are specific and help us build our characters. He gives us references to other plays and movies that help guide us toward the best way to say a line or act out a scene. His creative work with technical elements and lighting helps set Marist theater apart from other high school drama programs.” - Eric Eichelberger
Stefanie Stadler Theater Director, Dance Instructor Georgia State University B.S. number of years: 24
“I can’t even explain how blessed I have been to have Mrs. Stadler as a director for the last six years. In drama class and when acting in plays, she has always inspired me to be the best I can be; her dedication to perfect every aspect of the productions encourages us to work even harder.” - Clare Tiarsmith
Assistant Choral Director and Accompanist Valdosta State University B.A. Florida State University M.M.E. Music Education number of years: 5 “He is an incredibly talented musician. His skill as a singer, pianist, and director inspires and motivates all of his classes. What stands out the most is his relentless positive spirit; he never fails to keep both chorus class and rehearsal upbeat and entertaining.” - Beth McNamara
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CH ORAL ARTS
Demand is high for the beautiful voices and talented musicians who make up the Marist Choral Arts Department. With invitations to sing at eight venues throughout the metro area this Christmas, Choral Director Sharon Coheley at times, felt more like an agent than a choral teacher. The Chamber Choir, Marist Singers, and Quartet fulfilled two requests from the community by performing prior to The Alliance Theater’s A Christmas Carol on December 8 and, by singing in the plaza of One Atlantic Center for a corporate breakfast on December 16. Invitations that the students were unable to accept included those from local businesses, assisted living homes, and a wassail ball. According to Mrs. Coheley who is celebrating her 20th year teaching at Marist, “I am thankful to be able to teach all musical styles. I teach everything from classical to jazz, from contemporary composers to Bach and Beethoven, musical theater literature, and best of all – sacred music,” she explains. “Making music with these students is such a collaborative art form; seeing them grow as musicians and into young adults is so rewarding.” Choral Arts’ busy schedule includes providing seven concerts a year, a Christmas assembly, and a music ministry team which cantors and leads music for school-wide masses. The group’s annual sacred concert at Holy Cross Catholic Church in February is the only performance that features all 290 choral students in one place performing as individual ensembles and as a large mass choir. Accolades abound in chorus this year with 10 students chosen for the all-state chorus. Those students include Natalie Boehnlein ’14 (4th year selected); Brendan Burke ’16; Hayes Callaway ’12 (2nd year selected); Tess Denniss ’16; Victoria Fahimmanesh ’12 (2nd year selected); Bryce Finch ’15 (2nd year selected); Lauren Hann ’15; Neil MacLean ’13; Lauren Whittaker ’14 (3rd year selected); and Becky Ittner ’12 (6th year selected).
Choral Arts by the Numbers 310 students per day, including musical theater rehearsals 1/3 of the student body comes through choral room daily 12 choral ensembles 10 students selected for all-state choir 40 pieces of music performed
during concert season
8 invitations to perform during Christmas season
4 leading actors in Zombie Prom chosen for all-state chorus
50 hours of volunteer time 6th straight year Becky Ittner selected for all-state choir
290 students performed at Holy Cross Catholic Church 3 museums visited during workshop trip to New York City
150 tuxedos and dresses purchased by Marist Arts Guild 8 MacIntosh computers purchased by Marist Arts Guild
For the first time ever, all four leading actors in the Marist oneact musical Zombie Prom, were selected for all-state chorus. The choral program also participates in the GHSA Literary Meet each spring, and will send seven students to compete in four categories. Choral students have traveled around the world (to Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary) to perform in schools and churches. The students also travel in the U.S. to attend musical workshops. A trip last spring to New York City included attendance at two vocal workshops and was highlighted by the students getting to attend three Broadway plays. Traveling continues to be in the cards for these students as a trip to Orlando for Concert Choir, Chorale, and Chamber Choir, is planned this spring to participate in Disney choral workshops.
343,647,231 notes sung in
one school year
D RA MATIC ARTS
Watching students master their roles in everything from a 1930s comedy to a futuristic fantasy world, Performing Arts Coordinator Stefanie Stadler and Technical Director Eric McNaughton ’90, feel certain they are witnessing the evolution of the next generation of theater artists. “We are humbled by the small moments of transformation, and are encouraged when we see students realize that they can succeed,” explain Mrs. Stadler and Mr. McNaughton. “The shy girl who becomes self-assured with the addition of a wig and some glitter makeup, or the senior boy who decides to finally give theater a shot and ends up having the time of his life. These are the events from which we draw our inspiration.” The fall season began with performances of the hilarious Epic Proportions, written by Larry Coen and David Crane. Set in the 1930s, it told the story of two brothers who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in a huge biblical epic film, Exeunt Omnes. The brothers end up starring in and directing the movie, taking them on an adventure including gladiator battles, a love triangle, and even 10 plagues. More than 30 students acted in the comedy, which included some five set changes and eight weeks of preparation. The winter season’s one-act musical Zombie Prom, offered standing room only once the curtain rose. With music by Dana P. Rowe and book and lyrics by John Dempsey, this musical was set in the 1950s, and featured high school students dealing with typical teen issues, and a bad boy returned from the dead after driving his motorcycle into the local nuclear waste dump. The brightly colored costumes, 1950s vocals, and radioactive sets, kept the 40 actors and more than 900 attendees enlightened by the glowing display of talent.
Dramatic Arts by the Numbers 30 spring musicals
(in Mrs. Stadlerâ€™s career with Marist)
600 parent volunteer hours for a single show 150 student rehearsal hours per show 40 wigs 40 pairs of gloves 120 pairs of shoes 15 cans of hair gel 90 belts 30 pairs of socks 17000 watts of lighting 4 robotic light fixtures 150 feet of DMX cable 25 gallons of paint 500 lighting cues 2100 audience members 2000 programs printed 3 nervous breakdowns
Starmites, the spring musical by Barry Keating and Stuart Ross, will take students into the fantasy world of Innerspace, a magical alternate dimension. Like Zombie Prom, this offbeat rockn-roll comedy promises to be a crowd pleaser because of its flamboyant characters, toe-tapping music, and stunning design. In May, the 7th, 8th and 9th graders will perform music by the ever-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber when they enact Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the stage of Woodruff Auditorium. This riotous romp through the Holy Land will include big Broadway numbers, and even a pharaoh who looks remarkably like Elvis Presley! Tickets are available before and after school in the main office, and in the cafeteria during all three lunch periods. Tickets for all theater productions at Marist are only $5, as they have been for more than 30 years. The best $5 one could ever spend on an extraordinary evening of entertainment!
IN S TRU ME N TAL ARTS
The musical season at Marist never ends, with musicians performing everything from classical to jazz a near 24/7 at campus events throughout the year. “Is there ever a day in your life that you are not in contact with music? Don’t think so,” explains Mark Craddock, band director for Marist. “We are all surrounded by music almost all day every day,” he says. “Musical inspiration is everywhere – the supermarket, movies, commercials, on the radio, and on your Ipod; it has been hot-wired into our souls since the beginning of time. By requiring at least two years of musical instruction, we are allowing our students to tap into that inspiration and learn to make a joyful noise their own way,” says Mr. Craddock. This year’s 61-member marching band made a joyful noise for football and music fans alike with the music of Queen from its Queen 2 Album. Favorites included ‘The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Bicycle Race.” The group’s royal performance of Queen in three fall competitions brought home 37 trophies. The Jazz Band, led by Scott Sparrowhawk, performs throughout the winter and spring at four to five concerts and events around Marist. This year’s 20- member group dazzled students with swing and funk versions of
“Is there ever a day in your life that you are not in contact with music? Don’t think so” - Mark Craddock traditional Christmas carols such as “We Three Kings” (Kings of Swing) and “Angels We Have Heard on High” at the annual schoolwide Christmas assembly. The band will play well-known jazz tunes such as “Coconut Champagne” and “Minnie the Moocher” at upcoming performances both on and off the Marist campus. “These groups are so important to helping students develop problem-solving and life skills,” says Mr. Sparrowhawk. “Being in band is so hands-on for literally every student; they must learn their part and be in tandem with the other musicians to succeed. Without each student’s 100 percent participation, whether it’s the Beginning Band or the Jazz Band… the music just doesn’t come together. Everyone has equal responsibility to make the end product happen.” In addition to marching band and jazz ensembles, Marist musicians can be seen in the pit orchestras for school plays sitting side-by-side with seasoned professionals, at Family Mass, the Heritage Circle Mass, and six seasonal concerts. Numerous band student accolades include selections for District Band, All-State Band, and University of Georgia Honor Band.Those
selected include Margaret Williams ’17, Matt Boerner ’15, Noah Barulic ’15, Grace Ahearn’14, Dennis Frank ’14, Jiji Shin ’14, Marissa Valecruz ’14, Jackson Taylor ’13, Rebecca Hagler ’12, Susan Lee ’12, and Erin McDevitt ’12. With the support of family, faculty and the Marist Arts Guild, Marist musicians will continue to make sweet music this spring as they support the school’s spring musicals Starmites and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and as they compete in the Chanel Band Battle of the Bands in April.
Instrumental Arts by the Numbers 74,106 steps in a halftime show 22 keys on a saxophone 2 students with six-year letters 56,286 notes in Christmas Concert 37 trophies from three fall competitions 350 dollars to purchase one band uniform
VIS UAL ARTS If a school’s art department is considered a success or failure based on the work its students produce, then Marist’s Visual Arts Department is a winner any way you look at it. Susan Lee ’12 who plans to attend Columbia University in the fall, had her artwork selected as one of 15 pieces chosen for the 2011 Advanced Placement Studio Art poster from some of the most outstanding works created in AP Studio Art classes from around the country. According to Lee, “I took art as an elective in 7th grade but didn’t really become confident in my work until 9th.” Interestingly, her work that was selected for the AP art poster is not her favorite. “I usually prefer oil. Mr. DeAngelis convinced me to try a graphic piece with a mixed media collage,” she explains. “I learned a lot and got to revisit the concept of just creating what I wanted.” “Mr. DeAngelis is different. He tells us what we need to hear to get better, not just to boost our egos,” says Lee. Led by Department Chair Dr. Michael Bieze who is now in his 26th year at Marist, visual arts continues to offer students an array of choices including ceramics and photography, taught by Bill Buckner; illustration, painting and digital design, taught by Patrick DeAngelis; and art history and AP Studio Art, taught by Dr. Bieze. Mr. DeAngelis also teaches AP classes. AP Studio Art has flourished this year, retaining an impressive enrollment of 11 very talented students. This intensive art and design curriculum prepares students interested in pursuing graphic design, interior design, industrial design, fashion design, and architecture degrees at the collegiate level.
“Mr. DeAngelis is different. He tells us what we need to hear to get better, not just to boost our egos.” - Susan Lee Visual Arts by the Numbers Painting/Drawing
208 rolls of masking tape 86 drawing boards 8 gallons of gesso 4 gallons of gloss medium 43 empty blix boxes used for “the box drawing”
2 skeleton models 200 paint brushes 1 canon EOS 40D camera
(purchased by Marist Arts Guild)
10 Advanced Placement portfolios Ceramics
AP students enjoyed a trip this year to New York where they visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Parsons The New School, The Society of Illustrators and, saw The Rock of Ages on Broadway. Mr. DeAngelis supervised the trip. Stay tuned for fabulous innovations from the Visual Arts Department when it hosts “Arts Unfiltered” on May 5 at Marist, featuring the works of student artists, musicians and singers.
1 ton of clay per year 15 potter’s wheels in the clay studio 2350 degrees F temperature for firing work in our 3 kilns
10 photo enlargers 432 minimum frames shot per student (film and digital combined)
25 gallons of photo chemicals
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PA RE N TS IN TH E ARTS
In a home located less than two miles from Marist School, some 10 plus women have met weekly for more than 25 years to produce some of the most creative, inspired costumes ever sewn by volunteers. These women, known as “Stefanie’s Seamstresses,” and with their own label lovingly referred to as “House of Stefanie at Marist School,” are led by our own Stefanie Stadler, drama department head and faculty member at Marist. The seamstresses produce more than 400 costumes per year, and are responsible for all ensembles worn by each student on the stage of Woodruff Auditorium. “All of these volunteers are a special breed – talented, patient, creative, and very generous with their time and energy,” says Mrs. Stadler. The seamstresses sign up to sew as one option for contributing to the theater workforce. Their commitment includes being at Stadler’s home on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the costumes are finished. Some also work on costumes at their own homes. According to Bunny O’Keeffe, who co-directs the group, “I have been sewing all my life; I grew up in Guatemala playing with fabric and watching my mother.” Now, in addition to sewing numerous costumes herself, O’Keeffe trains members of the group and travels yearly to New York with Stadler and group co-leader Linda Upton. While there, the volunteers spend five days combing through the fabric stores and making connections with owners; these special visits ensure the beauty of the fabrics seen onstage.
Stefanie Stadler says, “All of these volunteers are a special breed – talented, patient, creative, and very generous with their time and energy.”
“My favorites are usually leading role costumes such as ‘Gertrude the Bird’ from Seussical,” explains Mrs. Upton. “I was also inspired by the period costumes made from authentic reproduction patterns in Anything Goes and Guys and Dolls, just to name a few.” Seamstress Kathy Wilson enjoys the group so much that she has volunteered for nine years, despite the fact that her daughter graduated three years ago! “Sewing with this group is spectacular. I was a football mom for my son in the fall and couldn’t wait to begin sewing again with my friends in January,” explains Mrs. Wilson. “Volunteering as a seamstress for drama is like stepping out of the black and white rat race and entering a world of color, fashion and art!” Parent volunteer Barbara Heath, 2010 Marist Art’s Guild president, shares their inspiration. “I have sewn since my daughter Lauren was in A Christmas Carol in 7th grade,” says Mrs. Heath. “Seeing the costumes come to life and complete the story that our children are conveying is super rewarding.” Other seamstresses include Barbara Arthur, Annemarie Boehnlein, Sharon Bowman, Denise Calloway, Camella Curren, Karin Finch, Debbie Foreman, Maureen Hann, Maureen Kiely, Liz MacDougald, Kristen McNamara, Annie Peterle, Elizabeth Piper, Julie Stander, Madeleine Stagliano, and Leslie Vaughan, in addition to the many volunteers who have served in previous years. New volunteers are welcome to join the group at any time.
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Choral Arts Georgia All-State Chorus Natalie Boehnlein (4th year selected) Brendan Burke Hayes Callaway (2nd year selected) Tess Denniss Victoria Fahimmanesh (2nd year selected) Bryce Finch (2nd year selected) Lauren Hann Neil MacLean Lauren Whittaker (3rd year selected) Becky Ittner (6th year selected) Region 6 AAAA Literary Competition Quartet – 1st Place Region Meet Hayes Callaway Braden Finch Neil MacLean Branton Wandera Trio – 1st Place Region Meet Natalie Boehnlein Becky Ittner Victoria Fahimmanesh Female Soloist – 1st Place Region Meet Becky Ittner Male Soloist – 1st Place Region Meet Hayes Callaway
Instrumental Arts BAND AWARDS GMEA District IV Middle School Honour Band Margaret Williams euphonium GMEA District IV High School Honour Band Noah Barulic trumpet Susan Lee alto saxophone Grace Ahearn JiJi Shin Marisa Valecruz flute Georgia All-State Band Round Two Dennis Frank string bass Susan Lee alto saxophone Grace Ahearn JiJi Shin Marisa Valecruz flute Margaret Williams euphonium
Georgia All-State Orchestra Finals Dennis Frank string bass University of Georgia Janfest Honour Band Noah Barulic Matt Boerner trumpet Dennis Frank string bass Susan Lee alto saxophone Rebecca Hagler Erin McDevitt flute Jackson Taylor clarinet MARCHING BAND AWARDS Valhalla Classic at Northgate High School, fall of 2011 Class A 1st place band Silver Division Drum Major Champion Class A Colour Guard 3rd Place Class A Percussion 2nd Place Class A Drum Major 1st Place Super Bowl of Sound at Central Carrollton High School, fall of 2011 Percussion Excellent Rating Festival Performance Percussion Excellent Rating Contest Performance Colour Guard Superior Rating Festival Performance Colour Guard Superior Rating Contest Performance
Drum Major Superior Rating Festival Performance Drum Major Superior Rating Contest Performance Excellent Band Rating Festival Performance Superior Band Rating Contest Performance 1st Place Band Class A 1st Place Colour Guard Class A 2nd Place Percussion Class A Peach State Marching Festival and Competition in Rome, Georgia, fall of 2011 Performance Plaque for Superior Ratings in All Categories Festival Performance Performance Plaque for Superior Ratings in All Categories Contest Performance Superior Rating Percussion Festival Performance Superior Rating Percussion Contest Performance Superior Rating Drum Major Festival Performance Superior Rating Drum Major Contest Performance Superior Rating Colour Guard Festival Performance Superior Rating Colour Guard Contest Performance Superior Rating Band Festival Performance Superior Rating Band Contest Performance 2nd Place Band Class A
Visual Arts Susan Lee AP Poster top 15 award from national entrants
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A LU MN I IN TH E ARTS
FROM MARIST TO THE MOVIES
SWIMS UPSTREAM Lindsey Trout â€™05 has wanted to be an artist since she was a little girl. Her parents encouraged her to write, draw, paint and sing, and they read and sang to her constantly. So, it was a not a big surprise when 3-year-old Lindsey got lost at an amusement park and was later found on stage with a group of actors. Itâ€™s also not a surprise that today she is making a name for herself in the competitive world of stage and film.
“I CAN SAY WITHOUT A DOUBT
that I wouldn’t be living the life that I am without the influence of Mrs. Stadler”
- Lindsey Trout She says it was at Marist where she learned about the “beautiful, collaborative nature” of the theater. “There was always something really magical for me in knowing that there were dozens of mothers sewing costumes while Dr. Bieze was designing a set while a whole group of people were hanging lights while we were rehearsing,” she says. “I can say without a doubt that I wouldn’t be living the life that I am without the influence of Mrs. Stadler,” Lindsey says. “From her, I learned about the relentless rigor and enormous amount of heart it takes to bring a piece of art to life. Mrs. Coheley helped me find my voice. Mr. McGraham brought discipline to my writing. I’m grateful to all of the Marist teachers because they certainly taught me a great deal about passion.” High school was a very busy time for Lindsey and a perfect springboard for the multi-layered life that she has today as an actor. She was a performer and Peer Leader, sang alto in Chorale, was Editor-in-Chief of the school paper, and worked on the Rapier. One of her favorite roles on the Marist stage was
as Maggie Cutler in The ManWho Came to Dinner, opposite James Groscsh who also was her co-president that year in the SGA. Lindsey received a B.A. in Theater Arts from Saint Louis University. The program allowed her to try her hand at acting, writing, directing, costuming, building sets, and technical work. She says this immersive experience gave her a thorough understanding of how theater works. While in college she was cast as The Fool in King Lear with the Saint Louis Shakespeare Company and embarked on a professional career while continuing her studies. Lindsey had an early dash of luck in a Master Class there with Lynn Redgrave. With a few hundred actors present, each was assigned a number. Lindsey’s number was the first one called, giving her the privilege of working one-on-one with Ms. Redgrave on a scene from Cymbeline. It’s been said that a career as an actor happens when talent, timing and luck converge. Timing has also been good to Lindsey. The summer after her freshman year at college, she submitted
A LU MN I IN TH E ARTS her headshot to be a film extra. She forgot about it until a year later when a casting agent asked her to read for a role, which she landed, on a different film. Her call was at 5 a.m. and with no car, she had to hitch a ride with a friend to get to the set. “My friend had to practically push me out of the car- I was so nervous,” she said. “They had to keep retouching my makeup between each take because I was so happy that I couldn’t stop blushing. I felt like I was doing something I was supposed to be doing.” Lindsey continues to have “pinch-me-are-these-real?” moments. She was cast in Up in the Air, a feature film starring George Clooney. She remembers shooting an exterior shot that looked into two hotel rooms, with her at one window and Mr. Clooney at another. In reality, the actors were not divided by a wall inside. The production assistant called for everyone to “clear the set except for George and Lindsey,” yielding yet another surreal experience for the young actor. She later
replaced the body double for Anna Kendrick, the female lead in the movie, netting her even more time on set. Lindsey is currently in her third and final year at The New School for Drama in New York City, where she will complete her MFA. It’s a collaborative school in which aspiring actors, directors and playwrights work together despite studying different tracks. Lindsey has been writing this year and says that hearing her own words being spoken on stage is almost as exciting as acting. “The beautiful thing about this aspect of the program is that we essentially graduate with a fully functioning theater company, ready to develop and produce our own work,” she says. That said, Lindsey points to her Thesis Role of Shakespeare’s Juliet as one of her most rewarding experiences to date, saying that she has learned a lot about courage by playing the iconic character. The 16-hour days of graduate school are intense, but Lindsey has managed to sneak in more professional work. Last fall, she filmed the first episode of a new sitcom called The Prospects in
LINDSEY TROUT FILM CREDITS Up in the Air (Paramount Pictures) The Informant (Warner Brothers Pictures) The Prospects (Kelly-Sordelet Productions) Repatriate, (Dahooma Productions) Alice Upside Down (Open Pictures) Saving Grace B. Jones (Shane Productions)
RECENT STAGE CREDITS Romeo and Juliet King Henry VI (Parts 1-3) Three Sisters The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds The Adding Machine
which she plays a Georgia girl who moves to Brooklyn to start her career. She also is a supporting cast member of Sleep No More, an audience participation piece staged at the fictional McKittrick Hotel in Chelsea. Audience members interact with the cast during a 3-hour romp up and down six stories in the building. In January she was commissioned to work with other New York actors to create a new theater piece for The Old Vic in London, where Kevin Spacey is Artistic Director. Her team will get to write and perform the piece, which will take her to London for the first time this July. Lindsey says that a life in the arts is not for the faint of heart. “I read once that an actor must have the vulnerability of an eggshell and the hide of a rhinoceros and I’ve found this to be true,” she says. “Not an easy task, but so very worth it for those of us with a mad need to create.”
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A LU MN I IN TH E ARTS
Elizabeth Bertasi ’11 is a freshman at Dartmouth University where she sings with a campus a cappella group. Alyssa Boehnlein ’11 is a freshman at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where she is pursuing a double major in Music Education and Mathematics. After graduation last May, she travelled to Scandinavia with Atlanta Young Singers, participating in Europa Cantat Junior, a singing festival in Parnu, Estonia, with students from all over the world. Caroline Ryan,’12 and Natalie Boehnlein,’14, were also on the tour. Alyssa is now a member of the St. Olaf freshmen women’s ensemble, Manitou Singers, and she continues her voice and piano studies and sings in lab choirs for advanced conducting students. Most recently, Alyssa participated in the St. Olaf Christmas Festival which was simulcast live in movie theaters across the country and on PBS stations throughout the holidays.
Lee J. Cotton ’08 will graduate in May with a degree in entertainment communications from the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California. He studied in London last year and experienced an exciting internship with mPRm, an entertainment PR firm in Los Angeles. He is currently working on a paid research project analyzing the top-grossing 100 films of the last three years and is applying to law school. Lee J. plans to become an entertainment lawyer.
Matt Boehnlein ’09 is a junior at Georgia State University majoring in Music Technology. Along with his music tech responsibilities in the studio at State, he studies jazz guitar both individually and in lab and is also a member of the University Men’s Singers. He performed in the ensemble of last year’s Georgia State Opera Company’s production of Madame Butterfly. Matt also teaches guitar.
Simon Cross ’08 is finishing up his senior year at Loyola University in New Orleans, where he is majoring in voice and minoring in creative writing. He is a professional member of the New Orleans Opera Chorus and has performed recently in Puccini’s Turandot. Simon also performed Brahms Requium for the American Choral Directors Association. He hopes to move to Chicago to pursue his career.
Meg Brooks ’07 graduated last year from The University of Chicago with honors in English. She is back in Atlanta, living in Inman Park, working at the High Museum of Art, and serving as editor-in-chief of a local women’s magazine. She sings occasionally with the Savoy Kings at Graveyard Tavern, and has been doing open mike nights at various venues. She had the recent honor (and challenge) of substitute teaching for Dr. Bieze’s AP Art History course at Marist.
Chaz Duffy ’10 is double majoring in Performance Theater and Music at High Point University, where he is in his sophomore year. He appeared as Officer Barrell in the Fall 2011 production of Urinetown and will play Sebastian in Twelfth Night this spring. Chaz is also the business and publicity manager for The HPU Toccatatones, the school’s male a cappella group.
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Mary Cloud ’06 graduated from Indiana University with a degree in vocal performance. She is taking voice lessons in Detroit and hopes to pursue a career in opera. Annika Connor ’98 earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting and philosophy. Since then, she has worked professionally as a Contemporary Romantic painter in New York and London and participated in numerous national and international exhibitions while reviews and publication of her work have appeared in many publications. She is the Owner/President of Active Ideas Productions, a small art organization whose mission is to promote emerging artists and educate the public about their work. Currently residing in Manhattan, Annika also is a professor of watercolor painting at Sessions College for Professional Design.
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Carson Evans ’09 is a Junior at Yale University majoring in Humanities. She was a member of the Yale Dramat in her first year and designed costumes for several student productions. Last summer, she interned in the costume department at Shakespeare & Company in the Berkshires near Tanglewood. Among the actors who have taken part in Shakes & Co. productions are Andie MacDowell, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, and Sigourney Weaver (also a Yalie).
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Mary Claire Martin ’11 is a freshman at the University of Virginia and performs with the First Year Players there.
Patrick Eyre ’11 is a freshman at Colorado State University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of English with a minor in music. He was a member of the CSU Rams Marching Band during Fall 2011 and participates in the Rams Pep Band during winter sporting events. Patrick hosted a regular weekly show on KCSU, the university’s’ public radio station, during fall 2011 and will continue in Spring 2011 with a regular Sunday night show featuring revues of new music.
Chris Gleason ’08 plans to graduate in May with an English degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is applying to graduate school with the eventual goal of teaching college English and pursuing life as a writer. Chris studied in London last spring where he performed in Twelfth Night at the famous Globe Theater. He’s continued to act, appearing in Omnivore’s Dilemma in Washington, D.C. and in Samson Agonistes in Chicago.
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Clark Helman ’11 is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theater at Elon University where Critter Manley is his “mentor.” Clark appeared as The Warden in Elon’s Fall 2011 production, Getting Out. Betsy Helmer ’09 is at Georgetown University, pursuing a double major in Psychology and Performance Studies. She appeared in a college production of Omnivore’s Dilemma last summer and sings with The Saxatones, a co-ed a cappella group at Georgetown. Last year, Betsy also taught after-school theater to high school students at Bellou High School in Washington, D.C. Alex Ho ’10 is pursuing a BFA in Acting from the University of Southern California. He is a member of Comedus Interruptus, the official USC improv and sketch comedy troupe. Chris (Critter) Manley ’10 is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theater at Elon University. He appeared in Elon’s Fall 2011 production of Hair.
Payton McCarty ’06 is currently working at UGA’s Wesley Foundation as the Dance Ministry Intern. She organizes and directs dance performances with college students. This past December, she led a new project called “Dance Upon Injustice,” to raise awareness and funds to help fight human trafficking. Last summer she led a group of students to Africa where they were able to use dance to exchange cultures and encourage Christianity in Mozambique. She will return to Mozambique again this summer.
Katie Meyer ’08 graduated in December of 2011 from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in film production. She works as an editor for Ignition Creative, a multimedia motion picture and television marketing company in Santa Monica. Jimmy Mitchell ’04 runs a company in Nashville,TN called Mysterium Records Books. After graduating from Vanderbilt University in the spring of 2008, he spent a year as a seminarian for the Diocese of Nashville before beginning two years of full-time mission work with FRATERNUS. In the winter of 2010, he started Mysterium with the vision of rebuilding authentic culture through the arts (producing quality music, books, and live events). Some of their current products include two best-selling albums from Marian Grace and a pocket-size prayer book called Oratio. Each has already sold thousands of units thanks to distribution through Ignatius Press, New Day Christian, Amazon, and most online formats.
Egan Thorington ’09 sings with the UGA co-ed a cappella group, “With Someone Else’s Money.”
Coles Prince ’10 is a sophomore pursuing a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts. He performs this spring in their productions of Spring Awakening and Odysseus DOA. Elena Ricardo ’09 lives in New York City and is currently appearing in the ensemble and as the understudy for “Lisa” on the national tour of the Broadway hit, Mamma Mia, traveling to Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston as well as smaller venues in Wyoming and South Dakota. Last summer she played Wedla in the first Regional Theater debut for the Tonywinning musical, Spring Awakening in Asbury Park, N.J.
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Hallie Ricardo ’04 lives in Los Angeles and recently wrapped shooting a web mini- series titled, Video Game High School.
Jim VanBergen ’86 and his wife, Annette Jolles, were nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical as producers of The Scottsboro Boys. The show received 12 Tony nominations. In addition to producing, Jim was the sound designer for Amahl and the NightVisitors and Peter and theWolf at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and the world premiere of the musical Wallenberg. Jim is currently the production sound engineer for RAIN- A Tribute to the Beatles, which won a 2011 Drama Desk Award.
Mitch White ’07 graduated after three years at Boston’s Berklee School of Music where he majored in Professional Music. He moved to Nashville last year and has been working as a drummer and singer/songwriter. He toured last summer as the drummer for JT Hodges, a new country artist who opened for Toby Keith and Eric Church’s “Locked and Loaded” tour. When not on tour, Mitch writes music and works as a freelance session drummer.
Stephen Richardson ’06 is a graduate student at Northwestern University, majoring in vocal performance and studying electronic composition. He graduated in May 2010 from the Chicago College of Performing Arts with a B.A. in Music. Erin Smith ’09 is pursuing a major in Human and Organizational Development and a minor in marketing at Vanderbilt University. She has remained active as a performer, appearing as “Soupy Sue” in Vanderbilt’s production of Urinetown. She has earned a number of film credits in recent years, too. Erin was the bullying cheerleader in the Phase IV production of Fat Boy Chronicles, and appeared as Crissy in the NBC-TV “Movie of the Week,” Field ofVision. She also played Nicca in the Sony Picture movie Quarantine 2:Terminal. And, last summer Erin was featured as a singing cheerleader in a commercial for Jack’s Hamburgers. George Marchman ’09 was a production assistant on the commercial.
FL AS H BACK S Each year the MAGazine is produced prior to the spring musicals so it can be enjoyed by audiences at all of the spring productions and concerts from March through May.This timing often precludes our ability to showcase some of our most memorable moments on stage.Thanks to the generosity of our advertisers this year, we are pleased to share memories from recent past productions.
S E N IOR P ROFIL E S
Kelsey Allman Girls Chorus, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus,8; Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber Choir, 12; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, ensemble, 7; A Christmas Carol, future chorus, 8; Pirates of Penzance, police officer, 8; Check Please!, Crazy Girl, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Fifi, 9; All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, St. Peter and Beethoven Dreamer, 10; West Side Story, Stage Crew, 10; Drama and Speech, 9; Marist A Cappella, 12; Music Ministry, 9-12; Marist Improv, 9.
Marie Athaide Art Forms and Design, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus, 7-8. Chorale, 9-10; Chamber Choir, 11-12.
Owen Aust Jazz Band, 10-12; Jazz Ensemble, 11-12; Marching Band Rock Pit Band, 12; Photography, 11; Photography Independent Study, 12; AP Art History, 12; AP Music Theory, 11; Creative Writing, 12.
Matthew Barker Chorus, 7-8; Forms and Design, 8; AP Art History, 11; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 11; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 12.
Sarah Lynn Bowen Girls Chorus, 7-8; Chorale, 9-11; Chamber Choir, 12; AP Art History, 12; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ensemble, 7; Pirates of Penzance, Daughter, 8; Moby Dick the Musical, Primitive, 9; Starmites, Banshee, 12.
Nick Brigham Blue & Gold Chorus, 7-8; Chorale, 10-12.
Ella Brooks Girls Chorus, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus,8; Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-12; Chamber Choir, 12; Angelâ€™s Song, 7; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7; A Christmas Carol, 8; Pirates of Penzance, 8; Check Please!!, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, 9; The Frogs, Frog Dancer, 10; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, 10; Lucky Stiff, 11; Guys and Dolls, 11; Government Inspector, 11; Epic Proportions, 12; Zombie Prom, 12; Starmites, 12; Thespians, 10-12; Honor Thespian, 12.
Mia Callahan Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber Choir, 12; AP Music Theory, 12; Drama A&B, 11; Drama C, 12; Theater Productions, 11; Check Please!, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, 9; All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergartern, 10; The Government Inspector, 11; Lucky Stiff, 11; Guys and Dolls, 11; Epic Proportions, 12; Zombie Prom, 12; Starmites, 12.
Matthew Barulic War Eagle Marching Band, Drumline, 9-12; Drum Captain, 11-12. Moby Dick the Musical, Headmaster/ Captain Ahab, 9; West Side Story, Shark, 10; Guys and Dolls, Guy, 11; Jazz Band, 10-11; AP Music Theory, 11; Wind Ensemble, 12.
Hayes Augustine Callaway Chorale, 9-11; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Marist Singers, 11-12; Marist Boys Quartet, 11-12; Music Ministry, 9-12; Marist Most Outstanding Junior, 11; All, State Chorus, 10,12; Region 6 AAAA First Place Boys Quartet, 11; Thespian Troupe Member, 10-12; Thespian Troupe Board Member, 12; Honor Thespian, 12; The Boy Friend, Andre, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Starbuck, 9; The Frogs, Frog Dancer, 10; Region 6, AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, Mouthpiece, 10; Government Inspector, The Doctor, 11; Lucky Stiff, Vinnie DiRuzzio, 11; Guys & Dolls, Benny South Street, 11; Epic Proportions, Phil Bennett, 12; Zombi Prom, Jonny Warner, 12; Starmites, Space Punk, 12; Drama A,B,C, 12; Beginning Drawing & Painting, 12; AP Music Theory, 11; AP Art History, 11.
Sydney Chung Art Forms and Design, 9; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 10; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 11; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 11; 3-D Design, 12.
Alex Covington Concert Band, 7-8; Symphonic Band, 9-10; Marching Band, 11-12; Wind Ensemble, 11.
Shelby Curren Chorale, 9-10; Chamber, 11-12;Trio, 11; Marist Singers, 11-12; Moby Dick the Musical, Ensemble, 9; All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Ensemble, 10; The Government Inspector, Ensemble, 11; Lucky Stiff, Ensemble, 11; Zombie Prom, Secretary, 12; AP Art History- 12.
Luke Dinges Blue & Gold Chorus, 7-8; Chorale, 10-11; Art: Forms & Design, 7.
Eric Eichelberger War Eagle Marching Band, 8-9; Angelâ€™s Song, Ensemble, 7; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Benjamin, 7; A Christmas Carol,Young Scrooge, 8; Pirates of Penzance, Ensemble, 8; Check Please!, 9; The Laramie Project, Shadow, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Gardiner, 9; West Side Story, Ensemble, 10; The Government Inspector, Postmaster, 11; Guys and Dolls, Joey Biltmore, 11; Epic Proportions, D.W. DeWitt, 12; Zombie Prom, Josh, 12; Starmites, Trinkulus, 12; Thespian, 10-12; Thespian Board, 12. Victoria Fahimmanesh Arts Forms and Design, 9; Visual Arts Award, 9; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 10; AP Music Theory, 11; Symphonic Band, 7; Wind Ensemble-8,10; War Eagle Marching Band, 8-12; UGA Honor Band, 11; Band Captain, 12; Chorale-10; Music Ministry, 10-12; All-State Chorus, 10,12; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Marist Singers, 12; Marist Trio, 12; Pirates of Penzance, 8; Moby Dick the Musical, Queequeg, 9; West Side Story, Estella-10; Guys and Dolls, General Cartwright, 11; Zombie Prom, Miss Delilah Strict, 12; Starmites, Diva-12.
Natalie Fiacco Wind Ensemble, 9-12; Dance, 9; Photography, 11; AP Art History, 11.
Koble Delmer Art Forms and Design, 7; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 9; Intermediate Drawing and painting, 10; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 10; AP Studio Art, 11; AP Drawing and Painting, 12; Pirates of Penzance, 8; Moby Dick the Musical, 9.
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Braden Finch Marching Band, Keyboard, 9 - 12; Pit Captain, 12; Moby Dick the Musical, Coffin,9; West Side Story, Pepe, 10; Guys and Dolls, Rusty Charlie, 11; Starmites, Herbie Harrison, 12; AP Music Theory, 11; St. Peter Chanel Day, 10 - 12; Arts Unfiltered, 10, 12; Chorale, 9-10; Music Ministry, 10; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Marist Singers, 11-12; Quartet (2nd Tenor), 11-12; GHSA Boys’ Quartet Runner-Up, First Place 6-AAAA – 11. Jackie Foreman Girls Chorus, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus, 8; Concert Choir, 9; Art Forms & Design, 10; Beginning & Intermediate Art, 12; AP Music Theory, 11; Marching Band, Ukulele, 12; Guys & Dolls Stage Crew, 11; Starmites, 12.
JP Gaskin Beginning Brass, 7; Symphonic Band, 8-9; Wind Ensemble, 9-12; Marching Band, 10-12; Band Captain, 12; Guys and Dolls, Stage Crew, 11; AP Music Theory, 12.
Rebecca Hagler War Eagle Marching Band, 7-12, Co, Captain, 11, Drum Major, 12; Wind Ensemble, 8-12; UGA Honor Band Participant, 7-12; Solo & Ensemble, 9-10; AP Art History, 11; AP Music Theory, 11; Pirates of Penzance, Ensemble, 8; Moby Dick the Musical, Ensemble, 9; Guys and Dolls, Stage Crew, 11.
Rachel Haviland Girls’ Chorus, 7-8; Concert Choir, 9; Art Forms & Design, 10; AP Art History, 11; Photography, 11; Ceramics, 11; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 11; AP Studio Art, 12; Art Forms and Design, Teacher Aid, 12.
Lauren Heath Concert Band, 7-8; Art Forms and Design,7; AP Art History, 11; Independent Study – Theater History, 12; Concert Choir, 9; Concert Choir Award, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber Choir, 12; Marist Singers,12; Arts Unfiltered, 10, 12: Music Ministry, 9-11; Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ensemble, 7; A Christmas Carol, Ensemble, 8; Pirates of Penzance, Constable, 8; The Boy Friend, Ensemble, 9; The Laramie Project, Ensemble, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Paper Boy/Primitive, 9; The Frogs, Frog Dancer, 10; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, Jet Girl, 10; The Government Inspector, Constable, 11; Lucky Stiff, Ensemble, 11; Guys and Dolls, Doll, 11; Epic Proportions, Egyptian Dancer, 12; Zombie Prom, Cookie, 12; Starmites, Mother, 12; Thespian Troupe Member, 10-12; Honor Thespian, 12.
Patrick Heller Beginning Band, 7; Symphonic Band, 8-9; Wind Ensemble, 10-12.
Becky Ittner Chorale, 9-10; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Marist Singers, 11-12; Trio, 11-12; 1st Place, Region Literary Competition, Trio, 11; State Literary Competition, Trio, 11; Choral Department Outstanding Freshman, 9; Choral Department Outstanding Junior, 11; Georgia Thespian Conference, 10-12; GMEA All-State Chorus, 7-12; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; Sacred Spaces, 11; The Boyfriend, Ensemble, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Pip, 9; The Frogs, Ensemble, 10; West Side Story, Consuela, 10; The Government Inspector, Anna Andreyevna, 11; Lucky Stiff, Rita LaPorta, 11; Guys and Dolls, Miss Adelaide, 11; Epic Proportions, Cochette, 12; Zombie Prom, Toffee, 12; Starmites, Eleanor/Bizarbara, 12; Marist Thespians, 10-12; Marist Thespian Chapter Board Member, 12.
Maddie Jewell Girls Chorus, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus, 8; Chorale, 12
Abby Johnson Symphonic Band, 7-8; Wind Ensemble, 9-11; Marching Band, 11-12; A Christmas Carol, 8; AP Art History, 12; Rapier Staff, 9-10; Rapier Technical Editor, 11; Rapier Editor at Large, 12; Art Forms and Design, 8; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 11; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 12.
Kaitlin Kehoe Art Forms and Designs, 7; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 9; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 10; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 11; Beginning Graphics, 12; AP Art History, 12.
Mym Kibria The Boy Friend, Stage Crew, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Stage Crew, 9; All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, 10; Guys and Dolls, Stage Crew, 11; Seussical, Stage Crew, 11; Epic Proportions, Stage Crew, 12; Starmites, Stage Crew, 12; Drama A; Theater Production Class.
Jonathan Kiger Symphonic Band, 9-10; AP Art History, 11.
Ian Kirchner Symphonic Band, 7-8;Wind Ensemble, 9-12; Co-Reviews Editor, Blue and Gold, 12.
Susan Lee Symphonic Band, 7; Wind Ensemble, 8-10; Marching Band, 7-12; Co-captain, 11; Field Commander, 12; Jazz Band, 8-12; UGA Honor Band, 8, 11-12; District Band, 8, 11-12; Solo and Ensemble, 9-10; West Side Story, Ensemble, 10; Rapier, 9-12; Art Forms and Design, 7; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 9; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 10; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 10; AP Studio Art 2-D Design, 11; AP Studio Art Drawing and Painting, 12; AP Art History, 12.
Quinn MacDougald Starmites, Ensemble 12.
Elizabeth (Libby) Mandarino Girls Chorus, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus, 8; Art Forms and Design, 7; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 8; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 10; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 10; Independent Study - Drawing and Painting, 12; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, stage crew, 7; Pirates of Penzance, stage crew, 8; Moby Dick the Musical, stage crew, 9.
Mary Mathis Concert Band, 7-8; Symphonic Band, 9; Art Forms and Design, 7; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 10; Photography, 11; AP Art History, 11; 3D Design, 12.
Erin McDevitt AP Art History, 12; AP Studio Art, 11; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 10; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 10; Art Forms and Design, 9; Solo & Ensemble, 8, 10; UGA Jamfest, 9, 12; UGA Midfest, 8;Wind Ensemble, first chair, 9-10; Symphonic Band, first chair, 8; Concert Band, first chair, 7; A Christmas Carol, ensemble, 8.
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Kelli McGee Drama A, 9; Chorale, 10; The Boyfriend, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, 9; The Frogs, 10; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, 10; The Government Inspector, 11; Lucky Stiff, 11; Zombie Prom, 12; Starmites, 12; Thespian Troupe Member, 10, 11, 12. Beth McNamara Advanced Girls Chorus, 7-8; Chorale, 9-10; Outstanding Sophomore Choral Award, 10; Music Ministry, 9-11; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Marist Singers, 11-12; Drama A, 10; Marist Improv Comedy Troupe, 9; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ensemble, 7; A Christmas Carol, Ensemble, 8; The Pirates of Penzance, daughter, 8; Check Please!! Ensemble, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Esta, 9; The Frogs, Ensemble, 10; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, Ensemble, 10; The Government Inspector, Hospital Director, 11; Lucky Stiff, The Landlady, 11; Guys and Dolls, Ensemble, 11; Epic Proportions, The Queen, 12; Zombie Prom, Candy, 12; Starmites, Shotzi, 12. Marek Moffett Symphonic Band, 7-8; Multimedia and Design, 9; 3D Design, 11; Seussical, the Musical, prop design; 11; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 11; Art Forms and Design, 11; Channel Day T-Shirt Design, 11; 2011 Sadie Dance Design, 11; AP Art Studio, 12; Marist Circle Designs; 12. Paul Nguyen A Christmas Carol, Dick Wilkins, 7; Concert Band, Symphonic Band: percussion, Wind Ensemble: keyboard, 7-8; Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Ceramics, 10-12; Beginning, Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 9-11.
Jake Pearson Zombie Prom, Jerome, 12; Starmites, Ensemble 12.
Katherine Pfeffer Art Forms and Design, 9; Beginning Painting and Drawing, 10; Intermediate Painting and Drawing, 11; Advanced Painting and Drawing, 11; A.P. Studio Art, 12.
Andrew Anderson Roberts Concert Choir, 8-9; “Moby Dick the Musical” Flask, 9
Caroline Rose Ryan Chorale, 9-10; Check Please!!, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, 9; Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned in Kindergarten, 10; St. Peter Chanel Day performer, 10-11; Lucky Stiff, 11; Guys and Dolls, 11; Government Inspector, 11; AP Music Theory, 11; AP Art History, 12; Marching Band “The Pit”, 12. TJ Smith Jazz Band Ensemble, 9; Rapier artwork, 9-10; AP Studio Art, 10; Arts Unfiltered, 10; Class of 2012 T-Shirt Design, 9; Habitat for Humanity T-Shirt Design,12.
Lindsey Southers Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Moby Dick the Musical, Ensemble, 9; Starmites, Stage Crew, 12.
Sam Stander Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber, 12; Check Please!!, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Back-up Singer, 9; The Frogs, Ensemble, 10; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, Ensemble, 10; Government Inspector, Ensemble, 11; Lucky Stiff, Ensemble, 11; Guys & Dolls, Doll, 11; Epic Proportions, Chochette’s Assistant, 12; Zombie Prom, Bon, Bon, 12; Starmites, Maligna, 12; Thespian Society, 10-12.
Connor Stewart Blue and Gold Choir, 7-8; Chorale, 9-10; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Marist Singers, 12.
Emily Strickland Art Forms and Design, 9; Beginning Ceramics, 10; Intermediate Ceramics, 11; Digital Imaging, 11; Beginning Drawing and Painting, 11; Intermediate Drawing and Painting, 11; 3-D Design 12; Advanced Drawing and Painting, 12. Claire P. Sullivan Rapier, Staff,10-11; Co,Visual Editor,12; Blue and Gold, Junior Photography Editor,11; Photography Editor and Features Editor,12; Intro. to Photography, 11; Independent Study, Photography, 12; Spoleto Study Abroad, Photography, 11; Ceramics, 10; AP Art History, 11; Intro to Drawing and Painting, 12. Erin Tapp Chorus, 7-9; Art Forms and Design, 7; Beginning Painting and Drawing, 9; Beginning Ceramics, 10; Intermediate Painting and Drawing, 10; AP Studio Art: Design, 11; AP Studio Art: Painting and Drawing, 12; AP Art History, 12. Clare Tiarsmith Girl’s Chorus, 7; Advanced Girl’s Chorus, 8; Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber Choir, 12; Drama and Speech, 7; Drama A, 10; Drama B, 11; Angel’s Song, Archangel Gabriel, 7; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ensemble, 7; A Christmas Carol, Chorus, 8; Pirates of Penzance, Police Officer, 8; The Boyfriend, Ensemble, 9; The Laramie Project, Anonymous, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Stubb, 9; The Frogs, Ensemble, 10; Region 6-AAAA One Act Play Competition, 10; West Side Story, Jet girl, 10; Government Inspector, Corporal’s Widow, 11; Lucky Stiff, Ensemble, 11; Guys and Dolls, Doll, 11; Epic Proportions, Louise Goldman, 12; Zombie Prom, Cupcake, 12; Starmites, Oragala, 12; Thespian, 10-12; Thespian Board, 12; Literary Competition, Dramatic Interpretation 10-11; Spoleto Study Abroad, Drama, 11; AP Art History, 12.
Audrey Vasina Choir, 9; Beginning Drawing & Painting, 11; Advanced Drawing & Painting, 11; AP Art History, 12; AP Studio Art, 12.
Branton Wandera Chorale, 10; Chamber Choir, 11-12; Quartet, 12; Marist Singers, 12; Starmites, 12.
Tyler Warnock Concert Band, 7; Symphonic Band, 8; UGA Honor Band, 8; Wind Ensemble, 9-11; Jazz Band, 8-12.
Christy Winer Girls Chorus, 7; Advanced Girls Chorus, 8; Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-12.
Patrick Woods Art Forms and Design, 9; AP Art History, 11; 3D Design, 12; Ceramics, 12.
Natalie Zink Concert Choir, 9; Chorale, 10-11; Chamber Choir, 12; Improv Troupe, 9; A Christmas Carol, Ensemble, 8; Pirates of Penzance, Ensemble, 8; Check Please!!, Ensemble, 9; Moby Dick the Musical, Ishmael, 9; West Side Story, Ensemble, 10; Lucky Stiff, Ensemble, 11; Guys and Dolls, Ensemble, 11; Zombie Prom, Stage Crew, 12; Starmites, Cannibelle, 12.
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