Distance learning provided students with an unexpected opportunity to look at their surroundings through a new lens and capture them through photographs.
St. Sebastian’s has always been committed to the idea that a strong fine arts program is an indispensable element of a well-rounded education. When students engage in the arts, they learn valuable lessons about themselves and about life, lessons that they simply could not learn in any other way.
Students are encouraged to draw, to paint, to shape and form, to act, and to make music. Some write and direct plays; others build sets or work on sound and lighting. Perhaps more than any other department, Fine Arts is inextricably linked to the extracurricular life of the School, as boys develop new skills in the classroom and hone those skills further through various club activities.
NURTURING THE WHOLE STUDENT
Our talented and devoted art, music, and drama teachers and our beautiful arts facilities conspire powerfully, providing the prompting and the platform for creative expression.
The St. Sebastian's alumnus stopped by Karl Grohmann's music classes on March 6 to talk with students about his career in country music and life on the road.
St. Sebastian's music students attended the annual Boston Symphony Orchestra Open Rehearsal on February 27.
Victor Cevoli, an award-winning graphic designer and photographer, met with the students to talk about photographing on site and the history of the hospital.
On Saturday, February 29, members of St. Sebastian's Slings and Arrows presented "The Door" in the Massachusetts High School Theater Celebration at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough.
Arrows Aidan McCarthy '22, Paul White '22, and Jack Sullivan '22 returned to the Memory Project to help lead newcomers Declan Carroll '25, Derron St. Marie '24 and Joe Hamilton '21 to create portraits for Rohingya refugee orphans that are currently living in a refugee camp in Malaysia.
On February 14 and 15, the St. Sebastian's Drama Club performed "The Door," this year's winter play. The play was written by seniors Patrick McDonald, Nate Kelly, and Aidan Garrity who also collaborated in directing.
On Friday, December 20, the St. Sebastian's Community gathered to celebrate the season with a Christmas program full of song and scripture.