Can VCS Radio Symphony handle Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade? Concert Tuesday May 15th

Taking on one of the most beautiful and challenging works for orchestra is no easy task. The 40-minute epic work, composed in 1888 by Russian composer, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, is based on 1001 Arabian Nights. It features brilliant orchestration in a vivid storytelling style, so well-known by the members of the renown VCS Radio Symphony.

Typical day for our music students - behind the scenes - production session

So, What's it like during a typical production? It's hard to answer because each student project is always so different and fresh! The VCS Radio Conservatory is the creative performing Arts department of our school. Our world-renowned education focuses on multimedia production, musical…

VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble wins international award; gets recognized as one of the top high school jazz bands.

 VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble
receives a 2018 SMA award for

Outstanding Performance
of a High School Large Jazz Ensemble

Vacaville Christian Schools

It's always wonderful when our students get recognized for their artistry and work! The Downbeat Student Music Awards are the most prestigious of its kind in the world. It names the best high school and university jazz ensembles globally. We are very proud of our students for bringing VCS into the world-class level of upcoming artists!

If you see a VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble member, give him/her a thumbs-up and congratulations. An award such as this is a rare and big thing!

DownBeat Magazine officials say, 

An invitation to a remarkable concert!

VCS Radio Symphony's live film score: A trip to the Moon
featuring Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812 

VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble's live premiere from their upcoming album 
Including a work considered by many to be impossible to perform; and an…

3rd, 4th and 5th grade VCS Blues Band Festival February 20th 6:30pm at VPAT

Pictured: Above the stage at Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre

Can Elementary students play the blues???   OH YES!!

The elementary Blues festival February 20th at 6:30pm at the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre

VCS Radio Explorer Ensemble - a giant 60-member band of VCS 4th and 5th graders with special VCS 6th grade guests!

Featuring:
Basic Basie

How to Catch a Jewel Thief - (their own composition!)

VCS 3rd Grade Band finishes with their own blues composition complete with many solos and lots of energetic fun!!

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Who are the Work-ahead creative art students?

Pictured --  Saturday creative artists going for the ultimate challenge!

Some kids want to be ahead of the class. They want to advance as far as their talents take them. These are the students that crave an extra challenge. Is there a way to move ahead fast?  OH YES!!!

The VCS Work-Ahead Sessions are a popular way to advance quickly through the achievement levels. They're free mini-lessons weekdays before school and on Saturdays for elementary kids.  after school sessions are reserved for middle and high school. Students get to check off requirements for each page in their conservatory books. Each checked-off book advances the student to the next level.

Advanced levels come with greater opportunities.

Level IV gets solo privileges in the VCS Explorer Ensemble. Level VI artists get to join the VCS Radio Symphony. Level VII artists get to join the VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble. Level VIII is honors level and will award our creative artists 5.0 weighted GPA for high school.

As always -- no need to sign up -- just drop in. 

Here's the Schedule:

Mr. Garza heading to the state of Texas

Pictured above -- Mr. Garza and student artist, Kaden Connelley working on the chops.

Mr. Matt Garza, our long-time trumpet instructor had his last day at the conservatory today. He's moving to his home state of Texas with a great position there -- and for that, we're very happy for him and wish him well! He's an amazing teacher, musician and friend. Our loss is Texas' gain!!