Fine Arts

“And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17

Our LCA art program offers Art Fundamentals, Art Foundations, Sculpture, Art Expressions and Drawing & Painting I & II. Students work with a variety of art media and develop creative aptitudes and their God-given talents.

Preparation for the LCA Art Show are underway and the event will be held in May.  Many beautiful art works done by the students will be on display in the hallways and art room during that month.  You will certainly want to check them out!

The Band is a beautiful picture of our Christian walk. One instrument is not better than any other. We must watch one director in order to play and perform our best. We as Christians must work together to follow our Director, Jesus Christ.
Band 4/5
Students in grades 4 & 5 have the opportunity of having a private/small group lesson on their desired instrument once a week. These students may choose from the basic band instruments for their instruction.

 

Band 6
Band 6 will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Continued reinforcement of posture, breathing, hand positions, embouchure and instrument care will be stressed. Emphasis will be placed on learning note names, fingerings, how to count rhythms, tone quality, intonation, and basic knowledge of musical terms.

 

Concert Band/ Grades 7 & 8
Concert Band will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Continued reinforcement of posture, breathing, hand positions, embouchure and instrument care will be stressed. This course will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Emphasis will be placed on scales, tone quality, and more advanced musical skills.

 

Symphonic Band/ Grades 9-12
Symphonic Band will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Continued reinforcement of posture, breathing, hand positions, embouchure and instrument care will be stressed. This course will focus on furthering knowledge on an instrument. Emphasis will be placed on scales, tone quality, and more advanced musical skills. Members of the Symphonic Band have the opportunity to participate in All-District Band and All-VA Band.  Selected students have also been a part of the VA Tech Honors Band.

“Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.” Psalm 147:1

 

LCA has four choirs that allow students the opportunity to use their talent  in vocal music and continue their instruction in proper techniques of vocal performance. 6th grade choir, 7th & 8th grade combined choir, Senior High Choir (non-auditioned) and Concert Choir (auditioned) present concerts throughout the year that showcase a variety of repertoire including sacred music, standard choral literature and seasonal music.

 

In the past, LCA choirs have participated in various choral competitions and have received top honors. They have also had the privilege of being the guest choir for A Gaither Christmas Homecoming, and were honored to sing for Gov. Mike Huckabee and actor Stephen Baldwin at the CVA Pastor’s Breakfast. Concert Choir has had the opportunity to sing with Guy Penrod of the Gaither Vocal Band in concert, has appeared in the WSET Sounds of Christmas, sung for the Central Virginia Annual Police Memorial Service, and have ministered in various area churches.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in state-sanctioned choral events through All-District and All-VA Chorus.

The Liberty Christian Academy Fine Arts Department excels in the area of oral communication. Classes are taught in the areas of Public Speaking, Debate, Theater and Acting. The classes are performance based. The students use the skills learned during the lectures and studies to put together graded performances. Many extra-curricular activities are also offered to give students the opportunity to use these skills in a practical setting.

The Bulldog Marching Band at Liberty Christian Academy consists of classes including 6th grade band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, HS Symphonic Band, and HS Percussion Ensemble.  Afterschool opportunities include the 75 member award-winning marching band, the pep band (basketball season), and the jazz band (after marching season).  There are also small ensemble performance opportunities throughout the year.  There are plenty of opportunities to be involved and I hope you consider being a part of one of these fun groups.

 

Our students perform and compete at the highest level with consistent “Superior” ratings and numerous 1st place awards.  The band has won numerous 1st place awards over the years and was named “Overall Grand Champion” 6 times over the past 3 years.  Many individual students participate in VBODA All-District and honor band events throughout the area.  Most recently, there were 10 members who placed in the District VI VBODA Honor Bands, with 5 qualifying to audition for Virginia’s elite All-Virginia Band.

 

Check out some of our recent performances!

2017 HS Symphonic Band:  “Kirkpatrick’s Muse”
2016 Marching Band Show:  “A Place at the Table”
2015 Indoor Drumline and Guard
2013 Marching Band Show:  “Keep Calm and Carry On”

 

Color Guard

The LCA Bulldog Marching Band is very proud of the Color Guard. These award winning young ladies add color and dimension to the field show, as well as bringing home 1st place trophies in their Category. Young ladies in grades 8-12 are eligible for this program. Try-outs are in the Spring.

School Clubs

  • Drama Club TBD K-5th Ray Jones rsjones2@liberty.edu
  • Ice Hockey Club January K-5th Melissa Waugh melissa.k.waugh@gmail.com
  • Lego League Club Feb/Mar 1st-3rd Jennifer Stinnette jwstinnette@liberty.edu
  • Elementary Wrestling Club November K-5th Bob Good rgood@liberty.edu
  • Bitty Bulldog Cheerleading August K-5th Susan Hunter lcacheer@liberty.edu
  • Piano September 1st-5th Sarah Stephens serenadestudiova@yahoo.com
  • Ice Hockey Club January 6th-8th Melissa Waugh melissa.k.waugh@gmail.com
  • Jr. Beta Club Invitation Only 7th-8th Brande Arthur btarthur@liberty.edu
  • Book Club January 7th-8th Josey Bozzo jmbozzo@liberty.edu
  • Chess Club September 6th-8th Ralph Hagner rwhagner@liberty.edu
  • Drama Club TBD 6th-8th Ray Jones rsjones2@liberty.edu
  • Archery Club October 6th-8th Jeff Capps jfcapps@liberty.edu
  • STEM Club November 7th-8th Joanna Schwartz jschwartz8@liberty.edu
  • Robotics September 9th-12th Amanda Roberts amroberts1@liberty.edu
  • Beta Club Invitation Only 9th-12th Brande Arthur btarthur@liberty.edu
  • Mayor’s Youth Council 9th-12th John Patterson Jpatteson@liberty.edu
  • National Honor Society Invitation Only 11th-12th Brewer/Mills prbrewer@liberty.edu
  • Drama Club TBD 9th-12th TBD rsjones2@liberty.edu
  • Art Club February 8th-12th Laura Watts lewatts_LT@liberty.edu
  • Chinese/Korean Bible Club August 9th-12th John Zheng yzheng4@liberty.edu
  • Chess Club September 9th-12th Ralph Hagner rwhagner@liberty.edu
  • Archery Club October 9th-12th Jason Friend/Jeff Capps friends2u@verizon.net
  • Ice Hockey Club January 9th-12th Melissa Waugh melissa.k.waugh@gmail.com
  • Math Club August 9th-12th Joy Andrews cjrusk1@liberty.edu
  • Forensic Club September 9th-12th Sarah Maxey snmaxey@liberty.edu
  • Star Wars Club August 9th-12th John Bateman jcbateman@liberty.edu
  • Cyber Security Club TBD 9th-12th