With the opening of Calvary Christian School’s new $4.75-million Performing Arts and Technology Center this past fall, the school has added an after-school program, C.A.S.T. (Calvary After School Talent).
Orchestra, choir, guitar and ukulele are now being offered in the three-story, 6,800-sq.-ft. facility, located between the children’s ministry building and the main school, below the athletic field.
Palisadian Larry Newman, founder and director of the Children’s Music Workshop, is the orchestra director and works with the brass students. Teachers Amanda Fuerst and Hillary Thomas work with the woodwinds and strings.
Vocal teacher Dana Greene, who has a studio in Pacific Palisades, is director of the school’s Starlight Choir. Chad Martin teaches ukulele, and Bradley Rapo teaches drums and garage band. Rapo wrote and produced his own album (available on iTunes).