There are many ways to make music at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy!
Exploration continues in the Middle School, where students have the opportunity to discover their interests and passions in the visual and performing arts. In the sixth grade, students participate in a yearlong exploratory course where they spend each trimester studying art, band or chorus. In the seventh and eighth grade, they are able to choose a yearlong course in their area of interest.
Band parents association (BPA)
Parents are encouraged to join the Band Parents Association, a dedicated group of band parents who are responsible for coordinating all volunteer opportunities, including the concession stand at home football games, the Spirit Shop and other fundraising events throughout the year. The BPA also coordinates chaperones for trips and provides hospitality at concerts and events.
Beyond the Classroom
The Upper School Band travels domestically each year to perform, participate in clinics led by professional conductors and musicians, and participate in adjudications. Upper school music and theatre students also take an annual trip to showcase their talents and attend a professional theatrical performance. These experiences help the students grow as artists, learn valuable life lessons and grow in their connections with others.
Competitions and performances
Parents, family and friends are invited to attend performances throughout the year that build our students' confidence as artists and showcase their talents. Middle and upper school students audition for All-District and All-Virginia Band and Chorus and place competitively each year. Performances in the greater community foster school spirit and serve as another outlet for our students to give back to our community.