Breck Middle School and Upper School Performing Arts Concerts and Performances
The Performing Arts groups have been hard at work creating ways to showcase what they have learned fall semester. We hope that you take time over the Winter Break to watch, listen, and enjoy what the performing arts students have accomplished.
The virtual dance concert is a celebration of the work that we have done this semester in the dance program at Breck. The performances will include pieces from both Middle and Upper School dance classes. Watch our concert by clicking the link below.
Upper School Band: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Band director Charlotte Wheeler and a group of US band students recorded "A Charlie Brown Christmas," with the final cut being released after winter break began. Enjoy!
Virtual Fall Dance Concert
The last live performance by Breck Choirs was at the Blue & Gold Bash, in March of 2020. It was a wonderful experience, but at that time we had no idea we would not be able to sing together for many months! Since then, we have had to dream of a new way to sing and create music. Students have created music videos, composed and recorded songs, written raps, worked on sight singing and recorded solo videos. This has created the opportunity to get to know each choir member as an individual singer. Feedback has been given regarding vocal technique, performance technique and repertoire ideas. More importantly, an environment has been created in which students feel empowered to use their voices and to feel confident in sharing their own son
The Breck 7/8 Tenor Bass Chamber Choir is an auditioned group of singers under the direction of Sharon Mazion. This great group of students shows a commitment to learning, singing, and performing at an advanced level. The energy and enthusiasm they bring to the group makes for a fun vibrant class! We hope you enjoy this sampling of our current work.
On Wednesday morning, Upper School students listened to Ugandan climate justice advocate Evelyn Acham.
MS science students collaborated on a climate change research project earlier this year. Their teacher, Ms. Alexander, created a scenario for her students that opened up opportunities for deep conversations about climate justice and helped them understand the complicated nature of negotiating resolutions while also internalizing the need for immediate action to mitigate its impact.
This year, the Breck Math League Team took second in Class 1A at the 2021 Minnesota State High School Mathematics League State Tournament. In a year of virtual practices, meets, and tournaments that literally crossed the International Date Line, the team stuck together and retained their second-place standing for a second year.