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Fine Arts Christmas Show

Click here to get your tickets at the Esplanade.

The St. Mary’s School Fine Arts Academy Christmas Show provides students an opportunity to
showcase their work on Medicine Hat’s main stage. The concert involves all Fine Arts students and
all students who take Band as an option. The purpose of this document is to provide clarity for
staff, students, and parents regarding how concerts and concert preparations unfold.

Below is a detailed schedule for each day. All rehearsals and preparations take place during school hours. The Tuesday evening concert is the only commitment that takes place outside of school time. Because performing is a part of the curriculum, attendance at concerts is mandatory and will be factored into student grades at the discretion of each teacher.


Christmas Show: December 13, 2022; 7pm; Esplanade

Monday, December 12 (all FA students; no band option students)
8:45-9:00 am – students arrive at St. Mary’s School
9:01 am – Grade 9 FA students load truck with band, drama, dance, and choral supplies
9:10 am – All FA students bus to Esplanade
9:15 am – Dance Rehearsals – Grade 8 FA students dance first while Grade 9 FA students unload truck
10:30 am – Choir Rehearsals – Grade 8 FA students set stage with risers and piano
12:00 pm – Grade 7 & 8 FA students bus back to St. Mary’s for lunch and regular Monday afternoon classes
12:00 pm – Grade 9 FA students remain at Esplanade for Drama Rehearsal
2:30 pm – Grade 9 FA students bus back to St. Mary’s
3:18 pm – students leave St. Mary’s School

Things to remember on Monday:
- Dance shoes
- Dance clothes
- Drama stuff
- Lunch (Grade 9 only)

Tuesday, December 13 (all FA students; all band option students)
8:45-9:00 am – students arrive at St. Mary’s School
9:01 am – All FA and Band Option students bus to Esplanade
9:15 am – Band Rehearsals
12:00 pm – Lunch break at Esplanade (bring own lunch)
12:30 pm – Afternoon Dress Rehearsal
● Band 7, 8, 9
● FA 8 students clear stage for dance
● Dance 7, 9, 8
● FA 9 students set stage for drama
● Drama 9
● FA 9 students clear stage
● FA 8 students set stage for choral
● Choral 7, 8/9
2:30 pm – Reset stage for evening performance – students leave band instruments and other materials at the theatre for the evening performance
2:45 pm – Walk back to St. Mary’s School (weather permitting, otherwise busses will be booked)
3:18 pm – students leave St. Mary’s School
6:30 pm – All FA and Band Option students arrive at Esplanade
7:00 pm – Evening Performance – Esplanade
● Band 7, 8, 9
● FA 8 students clear stage for dance and load truck with band supplies
● Dance 7, 9, 8
● FA 9 students set stage for drama
● Drama 9
● FA 9 students clear stage for choral and load truck with drama supplies
● FA 8 students set stage for choral
● Choral 7, 8/9
9:00 pm – Strike stage and students take band instruments home


Things to remember on Tuesday:
- Black concert attire
- Band instrument
- Band music
- Dance shoes
- Dance clothes
- Lunch

There are no costs associated with this show other than each member of the audience buying a ticket. No student performers require tickets. No permission form is required; trips to the Esplanade are included in the preauthorized list.
Please contact the school with any questions or concerns. We’re excited to be back on stage!

Brad van Middelkoop
Vice-Principal

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