First annual “Expresso Yourself” event celebrates fine arts at Melissa Schools


Apr 2016
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Melissa Schools celebrated the arts on Saturday at Melissa High School with the district’s first annual “Expresso Yourself” event.

The 5-hour Fine Arts Night featured student artwork and performances, along with coffee from Starbucks and snacks.

The Melissa High School gym transformed into an art gallery, showcasing displays full of artwork created by students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The cafetorium housed back-to-back performances from students in band, choir, and theater, concluding with the first public performance of “The Arabian Nights” by Melissa High School’s One Act Play.

“We started planning this event early in the school year and I am so happy with what was accomplished on Saturday,” said Melissa Middle School art teacher Monica Baldwin. “All of the performances were wonderful and the art was spectacular!”

Kim Boedeker, Executive Director of Academic Leadership added, “Many of our students stayed late and came early to help set up, in addition to performing. We couldn’t have done this without them.”

The “Expresso Yourself” performance line-up featured: 4th Grade; 5th Grade; Gentlemen of the Melissa Choir; Melissa Middle School Theatre, Beginner Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble; and Melissa High School Treble Choir, Drumline, Winterguard, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and One Act Play.

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See the gallery below for photos from “Expresso Yourself”!

Melissa Ridge Intermediate Performances

Melissa Middle School Performances

Melissa High School Performances

Art Gallery

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