Contra Costa Christian High School offers a thriving performing arts program to develop students' musical and theatrical skills.
The music program at CCCS develops students instrumental and vocal abilities. Students in band can develop expertise through individual achievements as well as learning the art of playing as part of a team. Students have opportunities to participate in small group ensembles as well. Some courses allow students to develop a richer understanding of music through composition of their own pieces, using Finale software. Choir students participate in vocal development and put their voices to use through concerts and other performance opportunities at local events and elderly care centers. CCCS wants all students to develop their God-given gifts and music is just one avenue CCCS uses to develop balanced, well-rounded students.
CCCS is proud to offer students many opportunities to be involved with all aspects of theatrical production. Students have the opportunity to participate in auditions, casting, stagecraft, and acting components of a theatrical production.
Performances are held at mainstream local theatres such as the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek and the Village Theatre in Danville. CCCS has offered classic plays, contemporary dramas, and musicals to provide students a taste of many different productions during their high school experience. We present two plays a year to an audience of students, parents, and the community. Although CCCS has seasoned actors, students are encouraged to participate even if they do have not previous experience. We see students developing their communication skills and stage presence in ways that extend beyond a particular performance to the larger arena of life. We challenge students to excel beyond what they believed they were capable of achieving.
In recent years, high school plays have included Three Murders and It's Only Monday, Ring Around the Moon, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fools, As it Is in Heaven, The Real Inspector Hound, Everyman, and The Music Man.