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F.A.D.E.

F.A.D.E. Senior Showcase 2024

Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement
(F.A.D.E.) Program

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The Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement (F.A.D.E.) program is unique to the Bishop McNamara High School Community.  This program serves to refine students' talent and skill, cultivate a community of respect, appreciation, and understanding of the arts, and acknowledge students' dedication to the Fine Arts throughout their high school career.

Students who graduate with the Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement receive a notation on their transcripts, a special certificate at the Senior Honors Convocation, and a F.A.D.E. Honor Cord to wear at graduation.

The F.A.D.E. Program requires specific Fine Arts coursework as well as attendance and participation in school and community performances and art exhibits. The students are also required to attend the BMHS Guest Artist Series; each Colloquium features artists of various art forms. During their senior year, students of F.A.D.E. will share their individual talents with one another, the underclassmen members of the F.A.D.E. Program, and members of the BMHS community at the F.A.D.E. Senior Showcase.

Throughout the three years enrolled in the program, students take time to meet artists of all backgrounds, experience performances and exhibits of all genres, and learn from teachers and peers at BMHS, broadening and enriching their fine arts experience.

For program Requirements - go to BMHS Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement Program Requirements

2023 - 2024 Guest Artist Series Dates

Fine Arts Calendar

Guest Artist Series

The Fine Arts Department is proud to present this series of guest artists each year. We invite visual artists, dancers, instrumentalists, singers, actors, and/or other artists to come and perform for and talk with our community. This series also serves as our Fine Arts Diploma Endorsement Program Colloquia.

This series is open and free to all members of our community. Each evening will consist of a performance, presentation, and/or discussion, followed by a question and answer period for our community.

Alisha Peek '13, Dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Alisha Peek '13, Dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Nova Y Payton '98, Singer, Broadway Actor

Nova Y Payton '98, Singer, Broadway Actor

Mya, Grammy Award Winning entertainer & philanthropist

Mya, Grammy Award Winning entertainer & philanthropist

Saz Ross, Illustrator, Artist

Saz Ross, Illustrator, Artist

Dupont Brass, Musicians

Dupont Brass, Musicians

Visual Artist, Cheryl Foster

Visual Artist, Cheryl Foster

Bridging the Gap, Musicians

Bridging the Gap, Musicians

Karla Garcia, Broadway Dancer

Karla Garcia, Broadway Dancer

Jalon Faith Malonte, Actor

Jalon Faith Malonte, Actor

The Lyric Brass, Musicians

The Lyric Brass, Musicians

Rhythmaya Dance, Indian Dance

Rhythmaya Dance, Indian Dance

John Donato, Artist

John Donato, Artist