Fine Arts Heads to the Big Apple


Eboni Denton, Junior

With spring break coming sooner than we know it, the Antioch Community High School fine arts department is preparing for their second biannual trip. Two years ago, the students traveled to Disney World, and this year they will be traveling to New York City.

“The kids will have the opportunity to see a Broadway musical, as well as participate in workshops that are run by professionals in their field.  Also, all of the groups will have the chance to perform in interesting locations in and around New York City,” said Michael Riggs, Community High School District 117 orchestra director.

In addition to a musical and performance workshops, students will visit sights such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State Building, Time Square, Central Park, the Lincoln Center and the 9/11 Memorial.

The heads of the ACHS fine Arts department chose NYC because it not only gives the students a chance to explore the sites, but also gives the students a chance to learn about Broadway plays and what makes them successful.

Any student who is currently taking a fine arts course is qualified to go on the trip this year, and will spend five days exploring the city. ACHS fine arts department chair Wanda Teddy and band director Jonathan Untch and Riggs, along with several parents of the students, will be chaperoning this year’s trip.