• Select Group Documents

    GFAA Select Group Contract
    Demerit System

    Select Group Schedule

    Select Group Schedule

    SELECT GROUP DESCRIPTIONS   

    Archery
    (Marseea Carthan and Adam Gaston, 4th and 5th grades, Mondays 3:50-5:00pm)

    This is a competitive archery team. Students participate in tournaments both in and outside of the DFW area. Members will need a team shirt (approximately $10) and must pay their own tournament fees.

    Chorus
    (Stephanie Asselin, 3rd - 5th grades, Mondays, 3:50-4:50pm)

    The GFAA Chorus is a vocal group for students who have a love for singing and a passion to communicate through song! Students will sing in the Fall and Spring Showcase, perform at the GPISD Experience and other events at Garner, as well as compete in choral competitions. Members will need a select group shirt ($10) and a GFAA Chorus polo (approximately $20). 

    CREATES
    (Annette Trammell, 4th and 5th grades, Tuesdays 3:50-4:50 pm)

    This is a 2D advanced art group that creates a variety of artworks on paper and canvas. Students will create paintings, prints, and mixed-media pieces. Strongly recommended for students wishing to audition for art at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy. Members pay a $20 supply fee and will need a select group t-shirt (approximately $10)

    Crew
    (Kristin Daniels, 4th and 5th grade boys, Wednesday, 7:30-8:00am)

    This is a before school, boys only dance performance group. Students will train in and perform multiple styles, such as: hip hop, modern and jazz. Members will need a select group t-shirt (approximately $10), a pair of black jazz shoes (approximately $30 new) and are responsible for a costume cleaning fee ($35) to allow for the upkeep and restoration of all costumes used during the performance season.

    Dancers
    (Kristin Daniels, 4th and 5th grade girls, Tuesday, 3:50-5:15pm)

    This is a girls only dance performance group. Dancers will train in and perform multiple styles such as: modern, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. Members will need a select group t-shirt (approximately $10), a pair of black jazz shoes and black jazz pants (approx $75 new if not already owned). We will be ordering the same black leotard for each dancer at the beginning of the year, more info to come. Dancers are also responsible for a costume fee ($35) which allows for the upkeep and restoration of all costumes used during the performance season. 

    Drum Club
    (Karen Becker, 5th, Wednesdays or Fridays, 3:50-5:00)

    Drum Club is a high energy performance group that incorporates drumstick technique with unique drum tables and exciting choreography. This group performs for community events as well as in school performances.   Spring semester we are hoping to expand to some World Drumming pieces with world drums. Members will need a club shirt and either black pants or jeans depending on our venue and show. (approximately $10)

    Minnies
    (Audrey Mills, 2nd and 3rd grade girls, Mondays 3:50-4:50 pm)

    This is a girls only dance performance group.  Students will perform in the community, as well as in GFAA student shows.  Parents will be responsible for purchasing specific dance attire, including a pair of black jazz shoes (approximately $20), black jazz pants (approximately $20), a black tank leotard (approximately $20), performance tights (approximately $10), a group t-shirt (approximately $10), and will pay a costume rental fee (approximately $40).  More information on dance attire to come once the audition process is complete.

    PlayMakers
    (Cynthia Beene, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, Mondays 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM)

    PlayMakers is a theatre group that will perform at both Showcases.  This group will also participate in filming announcements for lunchtime, and doing some other video production projects.  This group is required to purchase the select group shirt ($10 for the shirt).

    Select Players
    (Kim Brentham, 5th only, Monday and Tuesday 7:30-8:00am)

    Select players are students that have been selected based on the highest score from their audition.  This is a competitive theatre group. Students will participate in Oral Interp tournaments at the district high schools.  The students will be competing against other 5th graders only.  These select students will also be working on and improving their audition skills by memorizing monologues, writing character analyses and having the opportunity to polish their auditions for Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy if they chose to audition. We will finish up our time together with a One Act play performed for parents and peers.

    Ringers
    (Karen Becker, 5th only, Fridays 7:30-8:00am)

    The Ringers are made up of strong musicians that have proven their music reading skills and individual musicianship through Recorder Karate in 4th grade.  Those students that passed a specific belt are automatically invited to be a part of this fantastic group.  Ringers play hand chimes much like handbells.  This group is one of the groups that will go to a competition in the Spring.  Members will need a select group shirt and black pants or jeans depending on the venue and show. (approximately $10 for the shirt, and $21 for contest entry)

    Sculpture
    (Tanner Woodman, 5th grade, Thursday 3:50-4:50pm)

    This group will focus on creating three-dimensional works of art from different materials. Students will get the opportunity to create their own sculptures, as well as in a team to display their talents around GFAA and the community. There is a $30 supply fee. Members will need a select group t-shirt (approximately $10) 

    ShowStoppers
    (Karen Becker, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, Thursdays 3:50-5:00pm)

    ShowStoppers is a vibrant Show Choir!  We are looking for great singers that can sing, dance, and smile all at the same time!  This group is often invited to perform outside of school in the community.  ShowStoppers also attend a competition in Spring.  Members will need both a select group shirt AND a formal performance uniform.  I provide certain parts to the formal uniform, and others you’ll need to order through me. (approximately $10 for the shirt, $21 for competition entry, and $20-$25 for uniform.)

    Synthesis: A Piano Ensemble
    (Stephanie Asselin, 2nd - 5th graders, Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:50-4:50pm)

    Synthesis will be made of students who are currently taking piano lessons. These students will need to be able to read music on their own, as well as practice outside of school hours. When performing, the students will do so in an ensemble setting. This will give students the opportunity to practice and refine their piece at home and experience making music together with the other members. Members will need a club shirt, black pants or jeans depending on the performance, and sheet music. (approximately $15 total)