By Julian De Ocampo ’13
Brophy artists can showcase their creativity in this year’s upcoming Fine Arts Extravaganza, which will take place after school Nov. 23.
“We open the campus up and display and celebrate all the various talents that we have on this campus,” said Assistant Principal for Student Activities Mr. Jeff Glosser.
This year’s Extravaganza will feature exhibitions highlighting the numerous types of talents present at Brophy. Drawings, paintings, sculptures and photography will all be on display throughout the various rooms.
In addition, the English and Forensics departments will be putting on several performances. The speech team will be performing several dramatic speeches throughout the night.
Mr. Chad Unrein and Mr. John Damaso ’97 will represent the English department, where students will participate in a BLAM-sponsored reading of prose. Xavier’s dance team will also perform.
The Extravaganza will also feature live music from Brophy’s bands.
“We’ll have a variety of bands playing. Percussion ensamble, jazz band and probably the wind ensamble,” said band director Ms. Julie Thibodeaux.
Those bands will perform alongside Men’s Choir and several student run “garage bands.”
The Extravaganza grows every year, making it increasingly difficult to see all that is offered.
“The hard part is finding enough time in a four hour time span to have opportunities for everybody to participate,” Mr. Glosser said.
Still, everyone involved is happy that students are getting interested in Fine Arts.
“The show gets more crowded with work each year,” said art teacher Mrs. Deb Cronin. “I think people actually found out they could win prizes. Their families are usually in town for Thanksgiving and they’re usually interested in seeing the work.”
Mr. Glosser said that it will be a fun evening and a “time to celebrate.”