At a time when many schools have deemed Fine Arts and Music as "expendable", The Chapel School continues to view those programs as "expandable".
The Chapel School is proud to offer our well-rounded students in 2nd through 8th grades many opportunities to thrive and grow in the Fine Arts and Music. Over 75 students are learning to play instruments in our in-house after school TCS Band Program. Individual and Small Group Lessons for woodwinds, brass and percussion start in 3rd Grade, and then 4 full First Year, Second Year, Third Year and Advanced Bands get together weekly to rehearse for Christmas and Spring Concerts.
The Chapel School also offers wonderful opportunities for students who use their voices as their instruments, including: Prep Choir for 2nd-3rd Graders, Select Choir for 4th-8th Graders and Chamber Choir for 7th-8th Graders. The Select and Chamber Choirs are often the face of TCS in the community (Annual Appearance at Shea Stadium/CitiFIELD singing the National Anthem at NY Mets Baseball Game, Wartburg Home, Reformation Celebration at Princeton University, Bronxville Rotary, et. al.) The Chapel School Select Choir recently recorded, produced and released a professional quality 10-Year Anniversary CD.
Finally, The Chapel School has an un-paralleled Drama Program for students in 3rd-8th Grades, which is made up of Fall Drama Club (open to all budding thespians) and now a Fall Musical for Grades 1-3. And, of course, TCS's spectacular Spring Musical Productions for Grades 4-8, past performances of which have included: Annie Jr. (2012), Oklahoma Jr. (2013), Music Man Jr. (2014), Guys and Dolls Jr. (2015), Wizard of Oz Jr. (2016), Seussical the Musical (2017), The Lion King, Jr. (2017) Thouroughly Modern Millie (2018), Willy Wonka, Jr. (2018) and Fiddler on the Roof (Spring 2019).
Fine Arts, Music, and Drama are important parts of every child's education. While many schools are eliminating programs, The Chapel School in Bronxville, N.Y. is dedicated to preserving and expanding our Arts programs.
On March 15, 2020, "Team Chapel – Arts" will run the United Airlines Half Marathon in New York City to raise awareness and funds for the art and drama programs of The Chapel School. Might you consider joining us as we invest in our children’s futures and keep Arts education thriving in our school.