What is BRAVO?

BRAVO! is the award-winning, nationally recognized Performing Arts program at Brooks Middle School. BRAVO! seeks to provide a wide range of performing arts activities that give students an opportunity to discover their own talents, challenge their imaginations, and work responsibly together in a safe environment of encouragement and artistic instruction.

The BRAVO! program includes full scale theatrical productions, stage crew, and dance studio in conjunction with a coordination of other performing arts after school activities designed to allow all Brooks students a diverse opportunity for involvement in the arts through drama, voice, dance, stage crew and other forms of artistic instruction.

Under the guidance of professional artists, performances arts is used to teach, mentor and empower students. In addition, BRAVO! collaborates with our elementary schools and provides outreach programs throughout the year. Annually BRAVO! participates in the Junior Theater Festival. Through the festival, BRAVO! has built a collaborative relationship with Music Theater International and iTheatrics, piloting new Jr. adaptations of Broadway musicals. BRAVO! offers two performing arts camps for 4th through 9th grade students during the summer. Auditions for the Bravo Performing Arts Academy are held the first week of March each year.

How can my child get involved?

BRAVO! offers your child a safe place to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun! For students who want to perform onstage, auditions are held four times each year to be cast in a full scale theatrical production. Rehearsals are after school and on some Saturdays. Students interested in behind-the-scenes activities will find plenty to do building sets, painting and learning stagecraft by joining CREW. CREW is open to all students with no audition and meets after school and on some Saturdays. BRAVO! Dance Studio is open to all Brooks students with no dance experience necessary. Dance Studio meets twice weekly. For students who would like to learn to play guitar or advance their guitar playing skills, we offer Guitar Club that meets every Monday after school. BRAVO! also hosts workshops during the year, such as The Young Americans, Singer-Songwriter Workshop, The Second City Improv Workshop and various other workshops, clubs, classes and assemblies.

What is the BRAVO! Advisory Board (BAB)?

The BRAVO! Advisory Board is an active volunteer organization comprised of GBMS parents, school administration, faculty/staff, alumni and community arts advocates committed to the advocacy and enrichment of arts education at GBMS. BAB meets the 2nd Monday of every month. Individuals interested in sitting on the board must become BRAVO! members and attend a minimum of 6 meetings throughout the academic year. BAB supports BRAVO! activities by sponsoring fundraising, volunteering at events, and acting as a source for new ideas.

How do I become a BRAVO! member?

Any person or business can become a BRAVO! member by donating funds to support BRAVO!. All donations are tax deductible. Members are acknowledged in all performance programs for one academic year. Our base membership level is $35. Fill out and submit a “BRAVO Membership Form” with payment to the BRAVO office or pay online at: oakpark.revtrak.net

Thank you for supporting BRAVO! and being a part of enriching our students lives with the power of music, dance, theater and arts education!