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Fine Arts Day brings a festival of fun to the stage

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Rylan Bowie and Tziona Graz singing “Rolling in the Deep.”

Do you hold a talent in acting, performing, singing, or dancing? Then you would love Fine Arts Day! Fine Arts Day is a day held in Edison Intermediate School (EIS) where students get to see their peers showcase their very own talents on stage, in a performing arts style. Fine Arts Day is going to happen on June 17th, 2024, and performers will perform three times a day, once for each grade. They can choose to perform whatever they want. Over the years, there have been a range of performances, from interpretive dance to acapella singing. “Performing arts include a range of disciplines which are performed in front of a live audience, including theater, music, and dance” (Wikipedia.com). 

People who participate on Fine Arts Day express talent because of how passionate they are for their specific niche of arts. Instead of students just studying for tests or doing homework, experts say art is “crucial to individual growth and development and can even impact our health”(Arteducationmasters). 

Students are very excited about this year’s Fine Arts Day. They are thrilled to see their peers perform on stage. Seventh grader Adriana McAllister expressed, “I like Fine Arts Day because it gives you a break from school, and it gives people an opportunity to show their talent.”

Although the whole act seems very relaxed, it requires a lot of courage to go up on stage in front of a huge crowd–even when the crowd is filled with your friends, it can still be pretty nerve-wracking for performers. Eighth grader Laia Colet-Rams mentioned, “I respect all kids who go up on stage because it takes guts to do that and give it your all.”

However, those who do participate highly recommend it and loved the entire experience. Many participants this year are former Fine Arts Day participants, excited to show off their talents on this exciting day. Eighth grader Lynn He commented, “I am going to be dancing again this year. My favorite thing about Fine Arts Day is showcasing my talent and seeing others.”

In addition, performing arts are very essential to a child’s success. Vocal Music teacher Mr. Stephen Markowski declared, “Arts are important because there have been many studies shown that performing arts help brain activity.”

Students also feel that arts are crucial for development and just doing school activities isn’t entirely healthy. Many students feel that Fine Arts Day helps to show off their talents in a place where academics is highly enforced. Eighth grader Rylan Bowie revealed, “I think the school does Fine Arts Day because school is mostly about academics, so it gives an opportunity to express yourself.”

Besides students, teachers are also allowed to join in on the fun of Fine Arts Day. United States History teacher Mr. Matthew Varhley exclaimed, “I’m really excited about Fine Arts Day because it’s the only time of the year when I get to play my guitar in the band! It is going be great!”

 

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Anish Iyer is a writer for the Edison Insider. Along with that, Anish is also the student body president. He says that being president is fun, but comes with a lot of responsibilities. His favorite thing about being president is getting to be a leader and share all of his ideas. In his free time, he enjoys reading and watching the Harry Potter series. He also enjoys doing taekwondo, drawing, and swimming. His favorite foods are mangoes and blueberries.
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