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FCS Hits a High Note at State Choral Competition

May 09, 2023
By Fremont Christian School

On April 25, the FCS Chamber Singers traveled to Pacific Union College in Napa Valley to participate in the Golden State Choral Competition — our first time ever competing in this prestigious event. FCS is honored to announce that our very own FCS Chamber Singers placed second at the invitation-only competition and received the award for outstanding choral diction (text pronunciation). This year’s overall winners were Monte Vista High School in San Ramon. A hearty congrats to them!

In addition to two songs of their own choosing, every one of the seven invited choirs performs one common piece, to provide a better comparison between festival participants. This year, all of the choirs joined together to perform the selected piece, “Vita de la Mia Vita” by William Hawley, during the closing award ceremony. For their two chosen songs, FCS students performed “The Word Was God” by Rosephanye Powell and “Nox” by Elaine Hagenberg. 

For more than 25 years, the Golden State Choral Competition has been a leading contest for high schoolers. To be accepted, choirs must submit audio recordings demonstrating a high level of technical musical abilities, often in other languages, while demonstrating artistry in performance practice. The competition’s previous winners and this year’s hosts were Castro Valley High. This year’s event was the first since 2019, due to the pandemic.

Well done, Warriors! All of your hard work and dedication to excellence was well received! Let's keep up the momentum, do our best for the Lord, and in all of our ways acknowledge Him.

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Finale! Farewell Concert

April 08, 2019
By Admissions Office

Director Darryl Guzman's Farewell Concert 

Date & Time: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Location: Concert will be held in the Harbor Light Church Sanctuary

Retirement reception immediately following the concert at the Sherry Miller Employee Plaza. All are welcome to join us for refreshments in honor of Mr. Guzman's time with FCS. 

Featuring: FCS Concert Choir, FCS Living Water Vocal Ensemble, Centerian Sanctuary Choir, Centerian Vocal Ensemble from Centerville Presbyterian Church, Centerville Community Chorale, & Festival Orchestra. 

Tickets: Tickets are available at $10 each and can be purchased from Centerville Presbyterian Church Office, Fremont Christian School - Secondary Office (Call for availability at 510.744.2280), or at the door. 

Gift: A few people have asked about gift ideas for Mr. Guzman. If you feel so inclined to provide a parting gift, he has politely requested gift cards to Lowe's Home Improvement. The next project for him and his wife will be working on their house and Lowe's is the closest store to their new home.

We are so appreciative of Mr. Guzman's 36 years dedicated to FCS and we all wish him well into this next stage of life. Please come support his final concert and say farewell. 

New Dixie Dominus CD

February 19, 2019
By Admissions Office

We are very happy to announce our 2019 Dixie Dominus CD! This group has been working very hard on producing it. 

Pick up a copy of your own for $10 at the Secondary Office. (Price increases next week.)

Contact 510.744.2280 for more information on how to purchase.

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Dixie Dominus Jazz Performance

May 22, 2018
By Admissions Office

From Band Director, Mr. Banuelos:

The Dixie Dominus Traditional Jazz Band will perform their final concert featuring an eclectic repertoire, ranging from traditional jazz standards and show tunes, such as “The Room Where It Happens” from Hamilton, to worship songs, like “All My Hope” by David Crowder.

There will also be some surprise special guest alumni performing - come see to find out who! The concert will be held Saturday, May 26 at 7:00 PM at Mission Coffee Roasting Company.

Concert admission is $15 and proceeds will go to help the band in their future projects.

FCS Fine Arts: Memorial Day 2018

May 08, 2018
By Admissions Office
Salute to Memorial Day: Vocal Ensemble Performance

Our Vocal Ensemble will be performing on May 25! Purchase tickets for $15 for the one-time only performance at 7:30 PM. 

FCS Fine Arts: Choirs & Musicale 2018

March 19, 2018
By Admissions Office

Last week, the high school choirs traveled to Pasadena for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Senior High Musicale in Southern California. Joining with other high school choirs from California, the students participated in a two-day festival which finishes in a concert featuring all of the 600+ students singing together.

From the official ACSI website:

"ACSI Musicale is a two-day choir festival that culminates in a public Command Performance and Sacred Concert in which all choirs are combined. Each choir, regardless of size, must memorize the six (6) combined songs chosen by the guest conductor. Each choir will also be adjudicated by the guest conductor on two (2) of their own selections. Musicale also features adjudications for chamber choirs, large ensembles, small ensembles, sacred classical solos, and gospel solos. 

This is not a competition. Choirs, ensembles, and soloists are adjudicated by the guest conductor or guest adjudicators, and received oral and written evaluative comments."

This year, both our Concert Choir and Living Water Ensemble each earned a Command Performance. A couple of our students also earned solo Command Performance — congratulations to Keren G. and Madison G.! One student noted that judges were brought to tears due to an excellent performance from FCS.

A big congratulations to Mr. Guzman, Ms. Sondra, and every student. We've seen the hard work that each person puts in to make this run smoothly. 

Early Birds Make Music

May 23, 2017
By Admissions Office

FCS has multiple bands for our students. One of the most advanced bands is the contemporary jazz band, Dixie Dominus. The members of Dixie come to practice early each morning – 7:00 AM! They’re on campus for practice Monday through Friday during the whole school year.

We’re nearing the end of the school year, and Dixie is still going strong. They’ve had performances throughout the school year, even during weekends; located on-campus and off, traveling out to San Francisco and beyond. They will have their final school year performance on Thursday, May 25.

Most of these students are involved in other school activities as well, such as athletics, clubs, and other fine art options. Each member of Dixie shows their great dedication with their commitment to practice and the quality of their music.

Let's not forget our wonderful band director, Mr. B. If the kids come at 7:00 AM, one can only wonder what time he comes in to prepare.

Catch Dixie Dominus' last school year performance at Mission Coffee on 5/25 at 7:30 PM! Admission is free.

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