Fifteen Brentwood Middle and Upper School dancers joined a community performance directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and produced by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to bring awareness to the hundreds of thousands of global refugees and displaced peoples — half of whom are children — who need a safe home.
Middle School performing arts courses expose students to new opportunities and also take their skill to the next level.
Students in 7th and 8th grade choose at least two semesters of the arts, one visual and one performing, and at least one oratory course. Advanced, audition-based ensembles in theater, music, and dance, as well as after-school musicals allow students to grow in skill and responsibility.
6th Grade Program
All 6th graders take Music 101, a yearlong course designed to give students the opportunity to grow their cognitive abilities through learning an ensemble instrument — either the violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone, or trumpet. This student-centered environment allows both beginners and experienced players to thrive. Classes rotate between music theory exercises and instrument lessons culminating in an end-of-year performance.