Elementary Fine Arts
Music is offered for all Kindergarten-3rd grade classes, with our highly qualified music teacher. Students have a weekly class to cultivate an interest and love for music, and to help them discover for themselves the gifts that God has given them. The students learn elements such as: breathing techniques, rhythm, vocal parts and scales, and the beginning process of reading music. In addition to learning about music and its parts, the students will have the opportunity to learn choir songs and perform them throughout the school year.
Bradshaw Christian School has two elementary bands: a beginning and advanced band. Both bands meet four times a week after school. Students have the opportunity to participate in formal concerts, chapel performances, marching parades, school-wide events, ACSI competitions and local honor bands. In the Elk Grove Western Festival parade, the BCS band has earned 1st place in 2008, 2nd place in 2009, and 1st place again in 2010.
Students between 4th and 6th grades can participate in the beginning or advanced bands. Students must have one year of experience on one instrument before they can join the advanced band. Students can start on a variety of wind and percussion instruments including, but not limited to the flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and snare drum. As students grow and/or become accustomed to the smaller instruments, they have the option and opportunity to play larger/more complicated instruments like the oboe, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, and tuba.
Student Plays and Productions
Kindergarten through 2nd grade classes present the Christmas pageant each year, while 3rd-5th grades give an Easter/Spring Play production. These fine arts performances are an avenue for our students to share with friends and family members the message of Jesus and all that He has done for us.
Art Docent Program
Bradshaw Christian’s elementary students are blessed to enjoy and experience art through our Art Docent Program, where dedicated and committed parent volunteers bring art to life for our elementary students. The Art Docent Program is designed to help children develop artistic perception and abilities, knowledge of the elements of design, and the adeptness to discuss and think critically about art history and aesthetics (age appropriate). Each student will get to showcase one “masterpiece” at our annual International Food Faire in May, where friends, family, and the community will have an opportunity to marvel at the work that the students have created and designed throughout the course of the school year.