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Music at Fletcher AcademyAt Fletcher Academy, students have many opportunities for the development of a lifelong appreciation for music. Ensemble classes provide instruction, practice and performance opportunities. Fletcher Academy music groups give performances in local churches and participate in regional music association workshops and union-wide music festivals. Each year several music groups go on multi-state or even international tours. The music program is an integral part of the Fletcher experience and facilitates the school’s mission to develop, nurture, and affirm in students a desire for a lifetime of service to God and humanity.
We are here to minister to the spiritual needs of the students and provide ministry opportunities for the students. The key instrument lessons are available to students of all ability levels. Good tone production and an awareness of the capabilities of the instrument for solo and ensemble playing are emphasized. Various instruments, subject to availability, can be checked out through the music department.
Fletcher Academy has two vocal choral ensembles based on a spirit of cooperation and enthusiasm for singing. 11th Hour, our select choir, is open by invitation, and audition, to students who are members of the choir. Our mission is to develop and enhance the vocal abilities and skills of the students. Our purpose and ministry of these choral groups is to use music to help instill positive Christian values within the students and in return minister to our audience through song. The dedication of these choirs to high musical standards and consistent leadership requires commitment from each member - I am one part of the whole body, therefore it is necessary to use my gifts for the good of the whole. Through practice, performance, and education singers build their skills and emerge as confident young adults with a lifelong love of music.
Private voice lessons are available to students of all ability levels and are individualized to the student's level of competence.
Fletcher Academy's handbell program offers students the opportunity to participate in music ministry with two performance groups. Redemption is our open ensemble which allows students at any level of musical experience to learn and improve handbell ringing skills. Exaltation is our audition-based ensemble which offers skilled ringers the opportunity to study and apply advanced handbell techniques to a variety of musical styles.
String ensemble provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in fun and interesting music and is available to all interested students who have some string experience. A variety of individual string lessons are also available on a contractual basis. Students may take violin, viola, cello, or bass lessons. Good tone production as well as technique is emphasized through solo and ensemble literature.
Private piano lessons are available to students of all ability levels and are individualized to the student's level of competence.
The AcroKnights gymnastics team performs acrobatic routines which demonstrate principles of trust, healthy risk taking, cooperation and physical fitness. They perform for schools and other groups throughout the South. They especially enjoy performing year at the half-time show for the NBA Charlotte Hornets.
Fletcher Academy has a thriving intramural program. Any student who wishes to participate in team sport may join. The intramural program includes football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and softball. There is a team for you! Our mission includes providing students, faculty, and staff with opportunities to participate in athletic events that will enhance their physical, mental, social, and spiritual experience.