National Arts in Education Week: Engage in and Support ACPS Performing Arts
Art is essential to helping students develop creativity, empathy and problem-solving skills, plus it can be a source of fun and enjoyment. As we close out National Arts in Education Week, we encourage all Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) families to support our students’ performances in the areas of music and theater.
Alexandria City High School’s (ACHS) Fall Play schedule gets underway in November with two modern comedies — “One Slight Hitch" and "Chicken and Biscuits." The performances will take place in the school auditorium and the scheduled dates are:
"One Slight Hitch"
- Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
"Chicken & Biscuits"
- Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Looking ahead, ACHS drama teacher Leslie Jones says to keep an eye out for information about a one-act play festival in January and a spring musical in April.
The ACHS orchestra program has grown from 80 students to nearly 150 since Veronica Jackson took over as orchestra director during the 2020-21 school year. Jackson, who served as orchestra director for eight years at Francis C. Hammond Middle School, credits the work of ACPS middle school orchestra teachers.
The orchestra’s concerts are scheduled to begin in October and all performances will take place at 7 p.m. at ACHS, with exceptions as listed below:
- Thursday, Oct. 20
- Wednesday, Oct. 26
- Thursday, Dec. 8
- Wednesday, Feb. 15 (6 p.m.)
- Tuesday, Feb. 28 (during the school day)
- Thursday, May 4
The Titans Choir has also scheduled the following performances, all of which will take place in the ACHS auditorium:
- Fall Concert: Wed., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
- Choir Winter Concert: Tues., Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
- Choir Pyramid Concert: Wed., March 1 at 6:30 p.m.
- Choir Spring Concert: Thurs., June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
- Alexandria City High School