The RTCA Crusader Band is open to grades 6-12. Currently, we have the flute, saxophone, trumpets, percussion, and will be adding auxiliaries to the show. RTCA’s band started in the 2015-2016 school year with a drumline. The next year, 2016-2017, we added woodwind and brass instruments and are continuing to expand every year. The band plays at football games and puts on two concerts each year, one for Christmas and another in the spring.
Robert Toombs Christian Academy has competed in the GISA Literary Meet for many years. The competition is held in the spring and involves music, writing, and speaking. Categories include Boys’ and Girls’ Solo, Girls’ Trio, Boys’ Quartet, Piano, Humorous Oral Interpretation, Dramatic Oral Interpretation, U.S. Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Spelling, Boys’ and Girls’ Argumentative Essay, and Personal Essay. RTCA has been one of the leading schools at the literary competitions, winning Region and State titles in multiple events.
One Act Play
One Act Play, a division of Literary, is a play that takes place in one act or scene, as opposed to plays that take place over multiple acts. Students participate in auditions for parts in the play. Whether a student is selected for a major or minor role or as a member of the makeup, wardrobe, or stage crew, each person is important to the success of the final product. Before heading off to the Region competition, the cast will perform for the home crowd at an annual Dessert Theatre. Then, cast and crew head to region competition and hopefully on to state competition. Students who participate in one-act gain confidence in public speaking, stage presence, and teamwork, which are all life skills that contribute to the self-worth of an individual.
The elementary art program serves students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth. Students learn a variety of art techniques and create various projects throughout the year based on academics, holidays, and their literature readings. Students share their art with parents and the community in December at the Elf Shoebox Float Parade and in April at the Altama Museum Art Show. The final project of the year is a class book of stories and illustrations created by each student.