Parent/Student Resource Documents
Athletics Summer Schedules/Information
Middle School Attendance Hotline: 615-523-0630Attendance Policy (PDF)
Upper School Attendance Hotline: 615-373-9120
The BA Bookstore is where Eagle fans can find all your spirit gear. For information on textbooks, please contact Jason Oggs in the Business Office (615) 523-0621.
Regular bookstore hours (during the school year)
Monday-Friday 7:15-8:15 AM
Monday-Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
Friday 12:00-2:00 PM
The bookstore is closed in June for inventory. Between July 1 and Registration Day (August 9), the bookstore is open by appointment only. Please contact Jason Oggs in the Business Office at (615) 523-0621.
Brentwood Academy will move to an official uniform starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The new uniform will consist of khakis and polo for boys, and plaid skirt and polo for girls. There will be a variety of outwear options for all students.
Our on-line store is open and ready for purchases. Follow this link to our on-line store https://stores.inksoft.com/brentwood_academy/shop/home.
Uniforms may also be purchased at Educational Outfitters.
325 Powell Ave, Suite B
Nashville, TN 37209
Fine Arts Information
Academy Juniors This extra-curricular vocal ensemble is auditioned from the middle school choruses. Selected students have an opportunity to learn more advanced repertoire, ranging from pop to sacred music styles. Students perform for a variety of school and community events. Rehearsal times are 7:00 – 7:30 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. Auditions are held in August before school begins. Contact Jenny Oldham at email@example.com.
MS Drama Production The Middle School drama production goes up in February. Auditions will be held in late October; this show is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders for both acting and technical support roles. Contact Holly Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org
MS Academy Dancers This group is an auditioned group of intermediate to advanced dancers in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Although participation in our dance classes is encouraged, girls will NOT be required to be in the BA dance classes in order to audition for Academy Dancers. They must, however, commit to the practice and performance schedule. The Middle School Academy dancers will dance at selected home (MS) football games, pep rallies, (MS) basketball games, a regional dance team competition in December, and the Spring Dance Show in May. MS Academy Dancers will be required to attend summer dance practices that are mandatory, and each girl will be responsible for the fees as well as dancewear costs to be determined. Dancers of all levels are welcomed at auditions. Clinics are held in May and the tryout clinics are the tryout. Try-Out packets will be available in the dance studio by the end of April. Contact Robyne Kennedy at email@example.com
MS Speech (Forensics) – no audition required Speech (Forensics) is an extra-curricular activity that allows students to showcase their speaking and acting skills in a competitive arena. Categories include Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Prose and Poetry. Contact Kasey Carmona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MS Band Our beginning and Intermediate bands are graded/credit classes in the curriculum during the school day. Extracurricular opportunities for middle school instrumentalists include participation in the pep band for basketball season, and a Blues class, which meets one morning a week during the 2nd semester. Contact Matt Nygren at email@example.com
US Fall Play Our upper school presents a straight show each fall. Auditions will be held during the first two weeks of school. Both actors as well as technical support will be sought. Contact Holly Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Spring Musical Our upper school musical is presented at the end of April. Rehearsals will run throughout second semester. Auditions for this show will be held in December prior to Christmas break. Contact either Jenny Oldham or Holly Shepherd at email@example.com Jenny_oldham@brentwoodacademy.com
US Academy Dancers Auditions are open to all rising 9th–12th grade girls. There is an intense workout and practice commitment required of this group that will be fully outlined in information available through Mrs. Kennedy. Although participation in our dance classes is encouraged, girls will NOT be required to be in the BA dance classes in order to audition for Academy Dancers. However, all dancers must commit to the practice and performance schedule. The Upper School Academy Dancers perform at home varsity football games, home basketball games, pep rallies, TSSAA State Dance Competition in November, a regional competition in December and the Spring dance show in May. Dancers will be expected to make the necessary time commitment after reviewing details outlined in the tryout packet. US Academy Dancers will be required to attend summer dance practices that are mandatory, and each girl will be responsible for the fees as well as dancewear costs to be determined. Clinics are held in May and the clinics are the tryouts. Contact Robyne Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Academy Singers The Academy Singers is a vocal ensemble that meets as a class for the entire school year with the goal of performing, as well as recording a professional quality CD. Students are expected to market and sell CDs of their recording as a part of the class. Audition criteria include sight-reading, part-singing, solo performance and stage presence.
Auditions are held mid-May for the following year. Please sign-up on the fine arts table in the backstage lobby or contact Mrs. Oldham at email@example.com. Please be sure to clearly print your email address so you may be contacted should a call-back be required. Students are required to stay for the entire audition.
There are two parts to the audition:
- Sight-Reading—Students will be asked to clap a short rhythm and to sight-read a short melody, using any neutral syllable (na,na,na) solfege (do re mi fa) or numbers (1, 2, 3). obby beginning May 1. Sight-reading auditions will be recorded for reference. Examples of sight-reading exercises may be found on the Academy Singer website under the AUDITION tab: www.AcademySingers.com beginning May 1.—
- Solo Performance and Stage Presence & Part-Singing—Part two of the audition will be held in the chorus during mid-May. Students are asked to prepare 30-seconds of a song in any style without accompaniment or tracks. Song choice should allow for the student to demonstrate strength of range and vocal quality, and students should deliver the song with a confident and poised stage presence. It is always a good idea to select a song that has a discernable melody that does not heavily depend on an instrumental track since the solos will be sung a cappella.
In addition to the solo audition, students will be asked to sing a harmony part (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone or bass) of a short musical excerpt. Good intonation (pitch) is an important part of this criterion. No preparation is necessary, these parts will be taught as a part of the audition. Students are required to stay for the entire audition. For more information, please contact Jenny Oldham at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Speech (Forensics) – no audition required
Speech (Forensics)is an extra-curricular activity that allows students to showcase their speaking and acting skills in a competitive arena. Categories include Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Original Oratory, Prose and Poetry. No audition is required for participation. Upper School students should contact Austin Groves: email@example.com.
US Jazz Band Our Upper School Jazz ensemble meets as a class during the entire school year. Brass and woodwind students must also be in the concert band in order to participate in the Jazz Ensemble. Exceptions are made only for academic scheduling concerns. Guitarists, pianists and drummers who do not play a concert band instrument can participate in jazz band only. Our jazz ensemble is a traditional jazz band covering all of the major jazz styles (swing, latin, be-bop, fusion, etc.) with an emphasis on the theory and skills required for jazz improvisation. Auditions will be held mid-May for the following year. Contact Matt Nygren at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Contemporary Music Ensemble/Rock Band This versatile group plays current pop music, classic rock, and contemporary Christian music and serves instrumentalists who play drums, keyboards, bass, and guitar. This group also meets as a class for the entire year. Auditions will be held mid-May for the following year. Contact Matt Nygren at email@example.com or Jeffrey Wills at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pep Band The football and basketball pep bands are extracurricular opportunities for all instrumentalists who play an instrument that fits the setting. The Pep Band plays at all Friday home games and some away games (usually playoffs) as applicable. Contact Matt Nygren at email@example.com.
Audition Information for 2019-2020
Going to Middle School
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Without practice, students are at risk of losing new mathematical knowledge and weakening basic skills. With consistent practice over the summer months, students do not require as much review and are able to better connect new concepts with previously learned material. While Brentwood Academy does not require summer work for all students, we do highly recommend that students work practice problems for at least 30 minutes a week. Below are some resources that we would recommend to help students sharpen their skills over the summer.
Summer Reading Enrichment for Upper School Students
During the month of July, Mr. Lyle Husband will offer a weeklong summer reading session for each upper school grade level. During this time, the students and Mr. Husband will read aloud the required summer reading book and discuss it intensively.Learn More
As you may know, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of summer reading texts in a variety of ways during August and September. Several assessments early in the school year are tied to summer reading, and the work we do will be a very valuable step toward a great start of the school year. This enrichment program is free, open to anyone, organized by grade level, and has the potential to positively impact the students’ first quarter averages.
During this time together, students will read aloud the required text, focusing on reading speed, accuracy, phrasing, and expression. Students will also learn valuable reading strategies and complete graphic organizers to aid the understanding of character analysis and important themes. In short, students who take advantage of this opportunity will be more prepared and confident as they begin school in August.
Each student needs to bring the required summer reading book and pens and pencils. All meetings will be in Mr. Husband's classroom in the Freshmen Hall, room 205.
Date: July 6-10 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Required Book: A Separate Peace
by John Knowles ISBN: 978-0743253970:
Date: July 13-17 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
by Arthur Miller ISBN 0-14-243733-6)
Date: July 20-24 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
by George Orwell ISBN: 9780451524935 (Signet Edition)
Date: July 27-30 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe ISBN: 0-385-474547
You may contact Mr. Husband with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplies and Summer Reading
From math to world languages, Brentwood Academy is committed to imparting lifelong skills. We focus on critical thinking, developing natural talents, broadening knowledge and fostering spiritual growth, ultimately preparing students for college and adult life.
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