NE High School Fine Arts Festival
March 19, 2019
Messiah College—Mechanicsburg, PA
God has given each student talents and abilities to develop, celebrate, and utilize as leaders and Kingdom builders. Your students will be given the opportunity to sharpen these talents through the preparation, constructive feedback, and exposure to their peers' talents at ACSI's Fine Arts Festivals.
The high school festival is located on the campus of Messiah College where the music portion of the festival will be primarily located in the Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship & Performing Arts which provides 92,000 square feet of space designed specifically for theatre and musical arts. Our collaboration with Messiah College results in a high-quality festival that is sure to raise the excitement levels of your students and validate the importance of fine arts education in your school.
Plan to join over 40 other schools as we come together to celebrate our students' fine arts gifts at one of our Fine Art Festivals this spring.
Registration: Please complete the Spring Events Registration Form with the $60 school registration fee by October 31, 2018.
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