CUMMING -- Schools throughout Forsyth County often showcase their academic and athletic achievements, but several upcoming events will take a field trip away from the sidelines or the schoolbooks to the auditorium, art exhibit or concert hall.
The Forsyth County Schools Fine Arts department encourages parents, students and residents to attend any of the shows or events in support of the local arts, some of which are serving as fundraisers for a school or for a good cause.
Following are some of the upcoming fine arts events throughout the schools system.
Original: FCHS 60 Years of Artistry
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Forsyth Central High School, artistry from students over the decades is on display at the Forsyth County Courthouse in downtown Cumming.
Alumni of the school, which was formerly known as Forsyth County High School, held a reception Friday, but the exhibit is open to the public through March 4.
2016 Forsyth County Concert Band Festival
Middle and high school bands across the county are set to perform in a two-night event later this month.
Lakeside, Liberty, North Forsyth, Otwell, Piney Grove and Vickery Creek middle schools, along with Forsyth Central and West Forsyth high schools will be featured on Feb. 18 at West, 4155 Drew Road.
On Feb. 19, Liberty, North and South Forsyth middle schools and Lambert High will perform at Lambert, 805 Nichols Road.
Performances on both days will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 6:10 p.m. with breaks throughout the day. Admission is free.
Smiley for Kylie Cabaret Fundraiser
The Acting Troupe of Lambert is holding a fundraiser for childhood cancer research at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the school.
The children’s show “Half Frozen” will take place at West on Feb 23 and 24. Times both nights are at 7 p.m.
Lambert Indoor Drumline competition
The all-day event is set for Feb. 27 at Lambert.
‘Crazy for You: The Gershwin Musical’
The Forsyth Central Theatre Department will showcase the play “Crazy for You: The Gershwin Musical” in the high school’s auditorium, 520 Tribble Gap Road.
Show times are at 7 p.m. March 11-12 and 16-18.
For more information or tickets, visit forsythcentralstage.com.