Dreyfoos School of the Arts plans fundraising event for band students


DREYFOOS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Band Aid, a benefit for the Band Department, will take place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 6 at EMKO, 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Music students will perform at the event, and a portion of the proceeds from EMKO’s Jereve Restaurant will go to the band. Attendees should mention the school when making dining reservations at 561-227-3511.

SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH

Information Technology Academy students, joined by teachers DeOntre McCray and Susan Edwards, represented the school at the West Palm Beach Autism Speaks walk March 5. Their Autism Awareness logo shirts, designed by academy student Anthony Charla, are available for purchase. Email deontre.mcray@palmbeachschools.org or susan.edwards@palmbeachschoos.org. The school will donate 100 percent of the T-shirt proceeds to Autism Speaks.

Students of the Week for March 6-10: Shawn Penick, Ahria Bass, Zachary Dombrowski and Hailey Coleman.

CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH

Test-taking strategies will be the subject of a workshop scheduled 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 1 for students and parents. The topics include learning styles, studying skills, test preparation, test taking and strategies to reduce test anxiety.

Kaylie Batallan and Alexa Williams will be representing the school this summer at the American Legion Auxiliary Girls’ State.

The spring drama production, “Grease,” will be staged at 7 p.m. April 7 and 8.

National Honor Society inductions begin at 6 p.m. April 11 in the gymnasium.

ROYAL PALM BEACH HIGH

Ryan Gosling placed second in the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Palm Beach Branch.

BRIEFLY

Lottery selections will be announced after 3 p.m. March 31 for the school district’s Choice and Career Options programs. Selections are made by computer-generated lottery, and parents will be notified by email of the results.

Maltz Jupiter Theatre will hold its eighth annual First Step to Stardom audition day beginning at 9 a.m. April 22. The day will feature casting for professional productions of the family friendly musicals “Disney Newsies,” “Hairspray” and “South Pacific,” as well as the plays “An Inspector Calls” and “Born Yesterday.” Roles are available for actors ages 7 to 24.

To help students prepare, optional audition prep classes will be offered 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday and April 2 in the theater’s Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. Cost is $27 per session.

While not required, the audition prep classes will teach students the dance combinations that will be used at the audition itself, as well as the audition’s 16-bar cut of music. Students who participate in an audition prep class will have scheduled auditions at 9 a.m. on April 22 and will be considered for all productions that fit their age range.

A free 30-minute audition prep workshop will be offered on April 15 that will give students and parents an overview of what to expect at the audition day. Parents will attend a question-and-answer session in the acting studio while students learn music in the voice studio and a dance combination in the dance studio. To register for the workshop, students must first register online for an April 22 audition time slot, then contact the Conservatory to register for the workshop.

To register for the audition day, visit www.jupitertheatre.org/fsts. To register for the audition prep classes or free workshop, call 561-575-2672.



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