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GPFAA Family Christmas Concert Mon, Dec 11, 2023 @ 7pm

Vocal Music Parents, Guardians, and Students,

This article will give you information regarding the CONCERT!

Who: All Vocal Music MS & HS Students

What: GPFAA Family Christmas CONCERT – Jazz Ensemble & Vocal Music

When: Monday, December 11, 2023 (required for all MS & HS singers)

Where: Gateway Church 2404 N Carrier Pkwy Grand Prairie 75050


  • 6:00 pm Lobby Opens, Door Ticket Sales Open, Will Call Opens, Auditorium Lines Form, Silent Auction Begins, Pre-Show Entertainment in Lobby with Garner Fine Arts Academy Elementary Performers, Pictures with Santa, and Holiday-Themed 360 Picture Booth
  • Silent Auction Donors & Items To Bid On: Click here!
  • 6:40 pm (Approximate Time) Auditorium Doors Open for General Seating
  • 7:00 pm MS & HS Jazz and Vocal Concert Begins – guest performances include Garner Fine Arts Academy Elementary Performers with HS Vocal and Rising Stars (Area Choir 5th Graders) with MS Vocal
  • 8:15 pm (Approximate Time) Silent Auction ends after concert Intermission

Students Leaving GPFAA Campus: 

  • HS (4th/8th period) will be leaving GPFAA during choir class @ 1:15 pm
  • MS leaving GPFAA @ 5:15 pm (approximate due to bus routes)

Transportation: district school bus to Gateway only

Returning after the concert: You must pick your student up from the concert. We will not be going back to campus.

Call Times: 

  • MS 5:30 pm (on concert day, the school bus will take students to Gateway)
  • HS 1:15 pm (on concert day, the school bus will take students to Gateway)

Attire: Wear your “UGLY” holiday sweater with black bottoms. If you do not have an “ugly” holiday sweater, your student may wear any holiday color/themed sweater.

What to bring: water bottle (label with name)

Ticket info: Click here! 

Presale (Discounted) Ticket Pricing Through Sat, Dec 9 @11:59 pm

  • $10 Adults, $7 Students / GPISD Staff / Educators / Military / Senior Citizens (60+) / Children (4+), Free Ages 3 & Under (lap seat only)

Regular Admission Ticket Pricing Begins Sun, Dec 10 @ 12 am

  • $12 Adults, $10 Students / GPISD Staff / Educators / Military / Senior Citizens (60+) / Children (4+), Free Ages 3 & Under (lap seat only)

Concert Volunteers: We need parent volunteers to help run the front house. Click here!

Permission Slips:

Middle School & High School:

  1. Students/parents have already filled out the online permission slip for the Fall semester – no need to do this again.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT: Alternate Student Travel Form: If you are providing your own transportation to Gateway church before the concert, you will need to fill out the additional permission slip called “Alternate Student Travel Form.” Please complete the form online via your www.gpfaavm.com account no later than Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Please remember that alternate student travel forms must be filled out every time a student does not use district-provided transportation. (This is a district rule)

Dinner: Dinner will be provided on concert night. If your student has any special dietary needs, please have them bring their own dinner and bring it to school with them on concert day. Parents, you cannot deliver food to your student at Gateway Church. Please plan accordingly.

Dismissal after the concert: Please be advised that it is mandatory for all students to sign out with a director prior to departure. As we are guests at Gateway Church, each student is responsible for ensuring that we leave the premises better than we found it. This will also include helping break down the stage/lobby and returning items to GPFAA campus.

Other important information: 

👉No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium.
👉Tickets are available online 24/7 through 5 pm the day of the concert. Tickets will be available at the door as long as there are unsold seats. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
👉All tickets are first come, first serve. To guarantee seating, we recommend you purchase tickets well in advance of the concert. The concert COULD sell out.
👉All seating is general (or open) seating.
👉Everyone ages 4+ should have a ticket to the event. Each ticket purchased guarantees a seat.
👉Children ages three and under (with free admission) must sit on the lap of a parent or guardian. If your child is three or under AND needs their own seat, we recommend you purchase a ticket.