This year’s 2nd Annual Freeport FebFest of Arts & Culture featured scores of events celebrating the richness of Freeport’s arts community. One memorable evening’s event featured the collaboration of Freeport’s Community Band “Coastal Winds” and the Pine Tree Academy Band, both under the direction of PTA Principal and band teacher, Brendan Krueger. In an evening pops concert which helped “to blow some spring into the winter doldrums,” these two groups combined to present music that spanned nearly 300 years, from Bach to contemporary musicals. This intergenerational group of around 70 musicians was a highlight of the many FebFest events.
PTA private music lesson students had their winter recital on Sunday, January 31 at 2:30 pm. Keep on practicing kids!! You sounded great!!!
The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers participated in the opening Christmas festivities for the town of Camden on the evening of December 5. Mrs. Krueger and the students joined three other bell choirs at the First Congregational Church for an event that is appropriately called “Ringing in the Season.” In addition to making many friends, the bell ringers premiered a commissioned piece of music and helped to raise $1,100 for the Camden Food Pantry. This is the fifth year in a row that the Bell Ringers have been a part of this outreach ministry.
Students in grades 7 & 8 took an art field trip to Winslow Park today. They were expected to sit quietly and draw the beautiful nature all around them. Never has an afternoon gone so quickly at school!
Pine Tree Academy Choir was invited to sing the national anthem for a Portland Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field. Sack suppers, for the students, were provided, by the Home and School Association. In addition, A. Goodman, a freshman at PTA, threw out the first pitch.
This afternoon, PTA Dramatics put on a FABULOUS production called "It's a Wonderful Neverland." If you missed it, don't fear! There is one more performance Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Students in grades 7 & 8 at Pine Tree Academy are learning about positive and negative space during art class. Parent and volunteer extraordinaire, Chris Thacker, takes his time every Friday morning to teach the students fundamentals of drawing as well as techniques to enhance their drawings.
Private lessons for the school year have come to a close. However, we do have Summer Lessons available!
Summer Lessons will begin Tuesday, July 8.
If you are interested in taking lessons, contact the Center for the Arts at 865-3665 or email PTCA Director, Doris Krueger at firstname.lastname@example.org