BCS Elementary Art is for grades K4-5th Grade. We believe that teaching and encouraging students at a young age to use the gift of creativity that God gives us is paramount in academia. God desires a relationship with us and art is a way to express our love, faithfulness, and gratitude for Him. When students try to please God through their art, from the heart, there are no mistakes. They learn that God is our Creator and he sculpted us uniquely in His image. He gave us the gift of creativity to be more like Him and to spread His love and joy to everyone around us. We create art directly from the example set by God. Our students learn about the many men and women in history that have created masterpieces and their technique. More importantly, our students learn how their own art can be used as a testament of their faith for all to witness throughout the ages. The Bible is our number one reference and is full of inspiring stories that help our students visualize how art can be an offering to God. Art encourages us, delights our God, and brings glory to Him.
BCS Elementary Art students get the opportunity to have their artwork chosen to compete in the annual ACSI Art Festival in the Spring. It is a fun time to see their year long hard work pay off!
The BCS Elementary Choir program is an opportunity for elementary students to get plugged into worship through song, dance, and drama. Choir is available to 2nd through 5th grade students. Our program is divided into 2 semesters, Fall and Spring. Choir meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. During the rehearsal time students enjoy a snack, learn vocal warm-up songs, and prepare programs for various events throughout the year.
Each fall the students perform in the Veteran’s Day and Christmas Chapels. In the spring they perform in the Easter Chapel. The choir also helps lead worship throughout the year, such as in our school wide S.A.L.T. Partner Chapels, National Day of Prayer Chapel, and from time to time in the weekly Elementary Chapel.
Choir members have the opportunity to go on 2 field trips each year. During the fall, the Elementary Choir has visited the Henry House Assisted Living Center in Blanco, TX to share songs, scripture, and craft time with the residents. In the spring, the field trip is a time of fun, fellowship, and games as we celebrate the end of the year.
Middle School Praise Team
The BCS MS Praise Team is a group of students in the 6th - 8th grades. These students go through an audition and interview process. During the audition students prepare a song to sing or play on the instrument in which they are already mostly proficient. This group is not designed to teach students how to sing or play a musical instrument. However, students do use their musical skills to prepare worship music for various events throughout the year. During the interview students are asked to share their personal testimonies of why they love God and why they want to use their gifts and talents to serve the Lord through music. Students selected to this group meet during their lunch time to rehearse.
The MS Praise Team leads worship at the MS camp and at various chapels throughout the year. They also have visited local nursing homes such as the Live Oak Medical Center in Blanco, TX to minister to the residents through music.
High School Praise Team
BCS High School Praise Team is offered as an elective class for students in the 9th - 12th grades and meets every day during 7th period. As part of this class students are also required to be at school early (usually between 7:00 - 7:15 a.m.) on Wednesday mornings to help set up sound equipment and prepare for chapel. Students enrolled in this class have an opportunity to receive ½ Fine Arts credit per semester as well as an opportunity to letter in Fine Arts.
This class is a group of vocalists and instrumentalists with a desire to use their God-given talents to lead worship. Praise Team members lead worship in Chapel once a week throughout the year as well as in various campus events or special chapels as needed. The music style is usually modern praise and worship, although the music can also include singing hymns and older praise songs as well.
In addition to music preparation, students participate in online or live workshops. The workshops cover a variety of topics addressed in the performance aspect of worship. This includes, but is not limited to, warm-up exercises, blending of voices and instruments, song mapping, stage presence, and microphone technique.
The HS Praise Team leads worship at the HS camp, weekly chapels, and school wide S.A.L.T. partner chapels. They have also led worship at local nursing homes and local churches.