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Performing Art News

List of 6 items.

  • Band

    Director: Seth Carlson

    The band program offers seven band programs, including concert band, jazz band, and percussion, to students from fourth to twelfth grade.  Under the supervision of the Band Director, students receive weekly, specialized instruction from professional coaches. On campus, the band and drumline promote school spirit by performing at Warrior athletic events.  Off campus, the band excels in local, district, and state competitions, both as individuals and as a group, and performs at community events.  The band has also traveled to perform in New York City, the Bahamas and in locations throughout Florida.

  • Chorus

    Directors: Daniel Shafer and Sarah Hale

    Westminster’s highly-regarded choral program provides beginners to advanced singers the ability to develop as musicians through rigorous instruction and varied performance opportunities. The program offers all-female choral groups and mixed ensembles, divided by grade level and skill. Students perform numerous on-campus and off-campus concerts, and performance tours in New York City, Hawaii, California, The Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. Westminster also boasts a 28 year history of musical dinner theater shows where students perform Broadway and popular songs with professionally taught choreography and state-of-the-art lighting and audio to the delight of sold-out audiences.
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  • Dance

    Director: Nicole del Pino-Perez

    Westminster's Dance team trains in both classical and commercial styles of dance to open the doors to many different career options. The team performs in chapels, volunteer opportunities such as for retirement homes, and also competes in the Regional High School Dance festival that takes place every year. This festiva and other opportunities allows the dancers to audition for college scholarships and take classes from recruiters with other high schools from around the states.
  • Drama

    Directors: Diana Williams and Andre Gordon

    The WCS Drama curriculum provides an environment for middle and high school students to develop their imaginations, critical thinking skills, interpersonal relationships, and artistic expression. Drama classes focus on acting through improvisation and scene study, and on preparing students for performance opportunities through one-act and full-length plays. Through the International Thespian Troupe, students participate in district and statewide competitions, consistently receiving Superior and Excellent ratings.  High school students are also introduced to the backstage world of theater by learning and practicing skills in design, set construction, sound and lighting, and stage management.
  • Film

    Director: Andre Gordon

    The Film Program provides an opportunity for students to write, direct, and produce their own films. The films are also screened at a Red Carpet premiere at the end of the academic year. The focus is helping students find their niche in film, whether it be in front of or behind the camera.
  • Orchestra

    Director: Adrian Gordon

    The orchestra program offers six orchestras to students from fourth to twelfth grade. This rigorous program develops students’ talents, while offering the opportunity for sharing their musical gifts through community performances. “Heartstrings,” a volunteer ensemble organized by high school orchestra students, performs weekly in area hospitals. The middle school and high school orchestras travel annually for state competitions, and have performed at exciting venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, and have traveled to Austria and the Czech Republic to perform. They annually receive Superior ratings in District and State Music Performance Assessments.

Performing Arts Faculty

List of 9 members.

  • Mr. Seth Carlson 

    Band Director
    University of Miami - Master of Music Education
    Valparaiso University - Bachelor of Science
  • Mrs. Nicole del Pino-Perez 

    Fine Arts Assistant & Dance Teacher
  • Mr.  Adrian Gordon 

    Orchestra Director
    University of Miami - B. A.
    Florida International University - M. S.
  • Mr.  Andre Gordon 

    Florida State University - Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Ms. Sarah Hale 

    Music Mover & Associate Choral Director
    Ext. 1330
    Florida International University - Master of Music in Vocal Performance
    Covenant College - Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Mr.  Daniel Shafer 

    Choral Director
    Ext. 1330
    Florida State University - B.M.E.
  • Mr. John Snider Jr 

    Percussion Teacher
    Ext. 1219
  • Mrs. Suzanne Suris 

    ES Music Teacher
    Ext. 1410
  • Mrs. Diana Williams 

    Drama Teacher
    Ext. 1429
    King's College London/Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) - MA
    OakHill Theological College - Certificate
    Cornhill Bible Training Course
    Florida State University - BA

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