Instrumental Arts

Instrumental Arts at Little Rock Christian Academy provides several years of learning, growing, and performing under the instruction of dedicated faculty and team. Curricular offerings, as well as extracurricular groups and competitions, provide students with the exposure required to advance collegiately or simply refine their skill.

Academic Offerings:

Warrior Band (Grades 8-12)

The Marching Warriors/LRCA Concert Band is a high school performance group which is an active member of the Arkansas State Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA), the instrumental component of the Arkansas Activities Association. This performing arts group holds concerts in the fall and spring, plays for high school sporting events, pep rallies, and special school occasions. Students are encouraged to individually audition for All-Region Band and group evaluations occur each semester in ASBOA regional marching and concert assessments. Students enrolled in the band and wind symphony take a performance/ mission-based trip each year. Students must participate in marching band and concert band to enroll in the class.


Offered in: Fall and Spring Semester
Open to: 8th -12th grade students
Prerequisite: Two years or more experience with an instrument and permission from the director.

Warrior Orchestra (Grades 8-12)

The LRCA String Orchestra is a high school performance group which is an active member of the Arkansas State Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA), the instrumental component of the Arkansas Activities Association. This performing arts group holds concerts in the fall and spring, lead worship in chapel annually and plays for special school occasions. Students are encouraged to individually audition for All-Region Orchestra and for other honors.


Offered in: Fall and Spring Semester
Open to: 8th -12th grade students
Prerequisite: Two years or more playing with an instrument and permission from the director.

Intermediate Band (Grade 7)

Intermediate Strings (Grade 7)

Beginning Band (Grade 6)

Beginning Strings (Grade 6)

Private/Semi-Private Instruction (K-12)


Weekly private lessons are available for instrumental students through LRCA's Fine Arts Academy. Lessons are currently offered in piano, strings, percussion, and brass. If a student is currently enrolled in a band or strings course, the weekly private lesson can be scheduled during one of those blocks. If student is not enrolled in band or strings, private lessons occur after school hours beginning at 3:30pm.

After School Enrichment:


Weekly private lessons are available for instrumental students through LRCA's Fine Arts Academy. Lessons are currently offered in piano, strings, percussion, and brass. If a student is currently enrolled in a band or strings course, the weekly private lesson can be scheduled during one of those blocks. If student is not enrolled in band or strings, private lessons occur after school hours beginning at 3:30pm.

Student Honors:

2017/18:

AR Band & Orchestra Association (ASBOA)

SENIOR HIGH ALL REGION BAND - Region 1:

  • Alice Li - Flute 1st Band, 2nd Chair/ All State Qualified
  • Emelia Belin - Oboe 1st Band, 2nd Chair/ All State Qualified
  • Wendy Bae - Clarinet 1st Band, 10th Chair/ All State Qualified
  • Grace Bornemeier - Clarinet 1st Band, 15th Chair/ All State Qualified
  • Nathan Dodson - Trumpet 1st Band, 9th Chair/ All State Qualified
  • James Ivester - Trumpet 2nd Band, 5th Chair
  • John Ivester - French horn 1st Band, 1st Chair/ All State Qualified
  • Will Walther - French horn 1st Band, 3rd Chair/ All State Qualified

AR Band & Orchestra Association (ASBOA)

JUNIOR HIGH ALL REGION BAND - Region 1:

  • Libby Carpenter - Oboe/ 1st Band, 2nd Chair
  • Jacob Morrison - Trumpet/ 1st Band, 5th Chair
  • Ashley Ligon - Clarinet/ 1st Band, 19 Chair
  • Alex Bratton - Tuba/ 2nd Band, 1st Chair
  • Veronica Ivester - Flute/ 2nd Band, 5th Chair
  • Jenna Johnson - Percussion/ 2nd Band, 11th Chair
  • Asher Hodges - Bari Sax/ 2nd Alternate

AR Band & Orchestra Association (ASBOA)
Senior High ALL REGION ORCHESTRA - south region:

  • Madi Stearns - Violin/ 1st Violin, 8th Chair
  • Lily Jones - Violin/ 2nd Violin, 2nd Chair
  • John Ivester - French Horn/ 2nd Chair
  • Emelia Belin - Oboe/ 2nd Chair
  • Will Walther - French Horn/ 4th Chair
  • Jacquelynn Horsey - Viola/ 8th Chair

AR Band & Orchestra Association (ASBOA)

JUNIOR HIGH ALL REGION ORCHESTRA - South RegioN:

  • Alex Bratton - Tuba/ 1st Chair
  • Katelyn Lyle - Violin/ 1st Violin, 4th Chair
  • Helen Pitman - Cello/ 6th Chair
  • Isabella Adeola - Violin/ 1st Violin, 9th Chair
  • Paul Douglass - Violin/ 2nd Violin, 9th Chair
  • Jewelia Black - Violin/ 2nd Violin, 16th Chair

2017 Carnegie Hall Youth Orchestra

  • Katelyn Lyles

2017 International Honors Orchestra

  • Madi Stearns

2016/17:

All State Symphonic Band

  • Alice Li

All State Chamber Orchestra

  • Jeremiah Dodson

All State Wind Symphony

  • Jeremiah Dodson

AR BAND & ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION (ASBOA)
ALL REGION ORCHESTRA - SOUTH REGION:

  • Jeremiah Dodson
  • Jacquelynn Horsey
  • James Ivester
  • Lili Jones
  • Katelyn Lyle
  • Jacquelynn Horsey

AR BAND & ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION (ASBOA)
ALL REGION Jazz Band - REGION 1:

  • James Ivester

AR BAND & ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION (ASBOA)
ALL REGION Band - REGION 1:

  • Wendy Bae
  • Emelia Belin
  • Grace Bornemeier
  • Alex Bratton
  • Jeremiah Dodson
  • Nathan Dodson
  • Grace Faulk
  • James Ivester
  • John Ivester
  • Alice Li
  • Will Walther

2016 Carnegie Hall Youth Orchestra

  • Jacquelynn Horsey
  • Alice Li

Instrumental Parent Organization:


The Instrumental Parent Organization (IPO) is critical in the operations of LRCA's instrumental programs. Led by a volunteer board of involved parents, the IPO organizes and provides leadership to volunteer efforts, student encouragement, event support, and fundraising.


Click here to go to the IPO webpage, access calendar, and volunteer needs.


2017/18 Officers and Chairs:

President: Angelica Ivester

Chairperson of IPO Events: Valerie Stearns

Vice President of Volunteers/ Marching Band: Melissa Bratton

Vice President of Volunteers/ Orchestra: Jenny Tucker

Vice President of Uniforms: Keli Edwards

Chairperson of Uniforms: TBA

Secretary: Terri Martin

Treasurer: Alan Ivester

Performance Event Manager: Lance Waters

Chairperson of Equipment: Richard Bornemeier

Branson 2018:

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