Performing Arts

  • Performing Arts Clubs seek to increase awareness and to discover the many talents among Victor J. Andrew  High School's student body and share their aptitudes in music, dance, and theater.  These clubs then in turn nurture, develop and showcase these creative talents.

    VJA Marching Band on the field for the National Anthem


  • CHOIR
    The Musical Entity of Andrew High School. Students part of the choir are usually also part of the course during the school day.  This group receives many performance invitations at VJA activities and for local organizations and businesses in the community throughout the year.  
    Sponsor: Chris Moan
    Email: cmoan@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsor for times, group meets in room 239
    Social Media:  Twitter- @Musicmoan
     
     
    COLOR GAURD 
    Color Guard is a performing component of the Marching Band that is trained in dance, flag, rifle and saber. Color Guard competes with the Marching Band at all competitions in the fall. Auditions only.
    Sponsor: Danielle Beaton
    Email: dbeaton@d230.org
    Meeting Information:  Meets afterschool in various locations, contact sponsor 
     
     
    DRAMA CLUB
    The Andrew High School Drama Club is a great activity for anyone interested in theatre arts and no experience is necessary! Throughout the year, students will have opportunities to participate in field trips, fundraising, charity work, workshops, and production support for the year’s plays and musicals. Drama Club students are also actively involved in supporting and participating in other school activities, including athletics, music, and dance events. Every year, Drama Club members look forward to participating in the Homecoming events, Andrew Fest, attending the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, and recognizing student achievement at the annual Drama Club Banquet.
    Sponsor: Chris Budnick  & Shelia Furey-Sullivan
    Email: cbudnick@d230.org   sfureysullivan@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in S-206 on every other Thursday between 3-3:45PM
    Social Media:  Twitter- @VJADrama
     
     
    FALL PLAY
    The fall play presents students with the opportunity to act, assistant direct, assistant stage manage, construct sets and work on lighting, sound and running crews.
    Sponsors: Chris Budnick  & Lauren Robinson
    Emails: cbudnick@d230.org   Larobinson@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsors, tryouts are usually late August.
     
     
    FALL PLAY TECH
    The tech crew allows students to explore hands-on the field of technical theater, including lighting, sound, prop building, scene construction and design, special effects and stage management.
    Sponsors: Jake Salmich
    Emails: jsalmich@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsor
     
    JAZZ BAND
    Jazz Band educates students in the style of jazz, including Swing, Be-Bop, Blues, Latin, Funk and Rock. Membership by audition.
    Sponsors: Mark Iwinski
    Emails: miwinski@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsor
    Social Media:  Twitter- @VJABands
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    MARCHING BAND
    The Marching Band supports the school and community through excellence in a variety if music and marching styles. Membership is by audition only.
    Sponsors: Mark Iwinski
    Emails: miwinski@d230.org
    Meeting Information:Contact sponsor
    Social Media: Twitter- @VJABands
     
     
    ORCHESIS
    Orchesis showcases students’ choreography in a variety of dance styles in the PAC for a two-night performance in November. Try-outs are held the week of August 15th at 3:15 pm in the dance studio.
    Sponsors: Stephanie Germann  Mary Swanson
    Email: sgermann@d230.org   mswanson@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets in the Dance Studio on a variety of dates, please contact sponsor
     
     
    PEP BAND
    To support and increase school spirit at home basket- ball games and PEP assemblies performing music to fire up the team and keep the crowd cheering. Open to any music student.
    Sponsor: Angelo Makropoulos 
    Email: amakropoulos@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Meets starting after Marching season ends, contact sponsor
    Social Media: Twitter- @VJABands 
     
    SPRING MUSICAL
    The Spring Musical gives students the opportunity to participate in a musical theater production through various roles, both on stage and behind the scenes.
    Sponsors: Chris Moan, Chris Budnick, & Kim McCulloch
    Emails: cmoan@d230.org  cbudnick@d230.org   kmcculloch@d230.org
    Meeting Information: contact sponsors
    Social Media: Twitter- @musicmoan
     
    SWING SHOW CHOIR 
    The Swing Show Choir is a performance group combining choral singing with choreographed movement or dance. They participate in various competitions throughout the year.
    Sponsors: Chris Moan
    Emails: cmoan@d230.org 
    Meeting Information: contact sponsor
    Social Media: Twitter- @musicmoan
     
    VARIETY SHOW
    All students are eligible to tryout for the annual musical extravaganza “The History of Rock and Roll”. Singing and dancing are just a part of this popular annual event. 
    Sponsors: Julie Matix & Bobby Matz
    Emails: jmatix@d230.org  rmatz@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Tryouts are Dec 1st. Rehersals are every Sunday (12/8 thru 3/1) from 12-4pm
    Social Media: Twitter- @VJAvarietyshow
     
     
    WINTER MUSICAL 
    The Winter Musical gives students the opportunity to participate in a musical theater production through various roles, both on stage and behind the scenes.
    Sponsor: Michael Stephensen
    Email: mstephensen@d230.org
    Meeting Information: Performance is in December 2019. Tryouts and Callbacks held in late Aug/Early Sept.
    Social Media: Twitter- @VJADrama