Music

Marching Royals & Concert Bands

The CVCA Band Department has four bands to progressively advance students’ ability and performing experience.

Handbells

Handbells have a long and proud tradition at CVCA. We currently offer 3 handbell choirs that meet during the school day.

Orchestra

The CVCA Orchestra is involved in many different and exciting activities such as attending Harry London’s Chocolate Factory, Cedar Point, the Cleveland Orchestra, CVCA’s graduation ceremony, and even traveling to Bergen, Norway.

Vocal Music

The Choral Department at CVCA is proud to offer five choirs during the day to students in grades 7-12 and one extra-curricular Show Choir.

Marching Royals & Concert Bands

The CVCA Band Department has four bands to progressively advance students’ ability and performing experience. The Marching Band performs throughout the fall at football games and area band shows. This group is open to all high school bands. After marching season ends, the group moves inside as the Symphonic Band. This group performs several concerts throughout the year both at CVCA and area elementary schools, missions and retirement communities. The group also goes on tour every other year. Seventh and eighth grade students perform in the Concert Band. This group performs several concerts throughout the year at CVCA and occasionally plays at area elementary schools. Our final group is the Beginning Band. This group is open to students in all grades interested in learning to play a band instrument. This band teaches the students basic fundamentals on an instrument with the goal of moving students to the other bands when the basic skills are met. The CVCA Band Department is under the direction of Mr. Scott Isaacs and Mr. Ben Weber. Either of these directors would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the band program.

Handbells

Handbells have a long and proud tradition at CVCA. We currently offer 3 handbell choirs that meet during the school day. Students are challenged at every level to reach their full musical potential while focusing on using music as an act of worship. The groups are under the direction of Mr. Scott Isaacs.

Handbell Groups

Beginning Ringers

The Beginning Ringers is open to students in grades 7 and 8. Students must be proficient in reading music in both bass and treble clefs. Auditions are not required to enroll, but may be required during the first week of school to determine group placement or due to a lack of available openings. Because of the popularity of the handbell program, available openings may be limited. This group performs several times during the school year.

 

Intermediate Ringers

The Intermediate Ringers is open to students generally in grades 9 and 10. An audition or director approval is required. Open positions are generally filled from students with experience in the Beginning Ringers group. Because of the popularity of the handbell program, available openings may be limited. This group performs several times during the school year.

 

Royal Ringers

The Royal Ringers is the premier handbell performing group at CVCA. The group of twelve players perform many times throughout the school year. The Royal Ringers travel and perform on a major concert tour every two years. They have been featured locally on the Fox 8 morning show “Kickin’ It With Kenny”, and have performed in cities such as New York and Toronto. The group is open to students in grades 11 and 12. An audition or director recommendation is required. Positions are generally filled from students with experience in the Intermediate Ringers group.

Orchestra

Orchestra is involved in a lot of different activities. In recent years, the orchestra has been involved with the STEP Norway Program. In the first few months of one school year, the orchestra went to Harry London’s Chocolate Factory, a corn maze, Cedar Point, and the Cleveland Zoo with the Norwegian exchange students. They have also gone to the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame, Hale Farm and Village, IMAX, and Tower City. Last year, the CVCA Orchestra sent a group of students to Bergen, Norway for two weeks to play concerts at amazing places and learn wonderful things about the Norwegian culture. Many of the s snow skied in the Norwegian mountains, and still hold amazing memories of the ferry trip on the beautiful fjords.

“Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God, to which Satan is a bitter enemy, for it removes from the heart the weight of sorrow, and the fascination of evil thoughts.” ~ Martin Luther

The orchestra also plays for CVCA’s graduation ceremony, which requires going to the graduation dress rehearsal. Every few years, the ensemble goes to VCA to play with and recruit the orchestra students there. In 2009, they had the chance to hear the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra play together at Severance Hall where 2008 CVCA graduate Ryan Fox was featured as viola soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra.Orchestra is a great way to spend the beginning of a day. The opportunity to travel and play a variety of pieces is appealing to many. If you are looking for another way to get your Fine Arts credits, take a good look into the CVCA Orchestra.

Vocal Music

The Choral Department at CVCA is proud to offer five choirs during the day to students in grades 7-12 and one extra-curricular Show Choir. We currently have over 210 different students participating in the vocal department.

 

Choir Tours & Events

2016 Nashville

In the beginning of March, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, and Royal Ringers had the amazing opportunity to visit Nashville, Tennessee. We spent three days exploring different sights and experiencing the history of the music capital. Some of the exciting things we got to do included touring Sound Check Studios, a rehearsal studio where everybody from small town bands to Dierks Bentley have practiced. We also got to tour the Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry, which were truly unique and fun experiences. We learned a lot about the history that made Nashville the musical city it is today.

 

Aside from the fun, the trip was also a mission opportunity. We went to two homeless missions-the first was a men’s mission and the second was Belmont homeless mission- and performed there. Singing for these people was an awesome opportunity for us. It was easy to see God working in the missions as we sang and served the people. Despite being homeless, the people had so much joy and were extremely appreciative of us being there. They were a good example to us what true joy is- the hope of Christ in us. Many of the mission people knew the songs, humming along with us while we performed. Those who did not know the songs were still reached. A few people had no desire to hear the music and message we had to share, but by the end of the performance they were wanting to know more. A few students had the chance to sit down with a man at Belmont and talk to him about Christ. Before we started, he did not want to listen, but by the end of our time there, he was crying and praying with the students who took the time to talk to him. It was a very special moment. The work of God was clearly evident. Nashville tour was an amazing trip for me and the other students who went. It was so much fun getting to experience some true history of Nashville, as well as having fun learning to line dance and performing at different locations. The trip was a great time of fun and ministry, and I’m grateful for the experience.

 

2014 Fall Worship Choir Concert

On Thursday October 9th, 2014 five of CVCA’s six choir’s held their annual Fall Worship Choir Concert. The concert featured selections from all styles of music, Christian Contemporary, Sacred Choral, Latin Chorale and some pop selections focusing on the theme of “Connecting with Christ and Others”.

Many students shared testimony and scripture in between songs presented by the The Royal Vision Show Choir, Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, Gospel Choir and Chamber Singers.

“The students sang their very best and God was glorified through their efforts.” Mrs. Moore

Download the Concert Program (PDF)

 

2014: New York City

Members from The Royal Ringers, Chamber Singers and Concert Choir groups recently traveled to New York City on tour.While there they performed for the Nishuane Fine Arts School in Montclair New Jersey and the Morgan Stanley Presbyterian Children’s Hospital.They toured Times Square, The Empire State Building and the 911 Memorial and ate at some super fun restaurants like Bubba Gumps, Hard Rock Café, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, John’s Pizzaria and Carlos’ Bakers from TLC’s show “The Cake Boss” They also saw the Broadway shows “Newsies” and “Wicked”. They took a Broadway class with performers from Wicked and learned a lot about life as a Broadway performer and also met many of the leads from the shows.Here are some favorite quotes about the trip:

“I liked the city feel and the little shops everywhere”. Charissa Ricker

“Something I learned on this trip was that even when you see a huge city (like at the top of the Empire State Building) it is still super small compared to the world our God created for us.” Katelynn Justice

“The 911 Memorial was very emotional for everyone.” Jared Wills

“The street food was great and I loved the business of the city”. Caleb Lichty

“I learned and saw firsthand how much the world needs bright lights for Christ everywhere.” Yukari Becker