Savannah arts academy was established in 1999 as a Specialty school and is part of the Savannah-Chatham county public school system. Enrollment is based on specific academic criterion, as well as a successful audition in the desired major.
I hope you were all able to avoid the worst of Hurricane Irma (and it’s related traffic/logistical excitement). Just wanted to give you all some information about upcoming activities/changes to our schedule. If you have not been receiving the Charms Emails, please email me ASAP and I will get you registration information!
Sunday 9/17 - The Skyelite Jazz band will NOT be performing for the opening of the jazz festival due to a number of our students/families unavailability to return to Savannah in time.
Monday 9/18 - Members of the instrument ensemble and adv band classes (Symphonic Band) will have a mandatory after school practice from 3:00pm - 5:00pm on Monday. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE! Students who do not have prior approval for missing the rehearsal will NOT be able to perform in Thursday's concert, or future concerts per director approval.
Tuesday 9/19 - Band Tutorials are available until 5pm. Students who need help with practicing/etudes/music can stay after school.
Thursday 9/21 - Band Concert @ 7pm in the SAA Auditorium. Adults $5 admission; students and children get in for free. We will be in formal concert attire; please email me if you have any questions/concerns.
Friday 9/22 - Jazz Bassist and Singer Katie Thiroux will be visiting the school and giving a special workshop with jazz band students beginning at 9:30am.
Savannah Jazz Festival is taking place this week! Check out their webpage for performances, times, and locations!
Mr. Michael Nestor