When Valor Christian was founded in 2007, a foundation was built to pave
the way not only for incredible academic opportunities, but also to build
new traditions that would become ingrained within Valor’s culture forever.
One of these traditions that has become immensely popular with students
and parents alike is the Valor Arts Hope Renewed Event–an event hosted
by performing and visual student artists where people can admire art from
graphic design students, listen to the musical talents of the
singers/songwriters, and enjoy coffee and appetizers while socializing with
the Valor Arts Community. No better way to surround yourself in the Valor
Arts culture than on a night like this!
I had the opportunity to sit down with Marty Magehee, music teacher at
Valor, who also has more than 25 years of experience in the music
industry. He has released dozens of songs and was part of the Christian
contemporary band, 4Him, for many years.
He also is the host of the Hope Renewed Event. “[The songwriters] are all
hard workers. What Hope Renewed means to me is having that spark turn
into the flame and go from not just 6 incredibly inspired souls, but to now
over 50, and 60 performances over 2 nights showcasing their hard work
and what they’ve created,” said Magehee.
To Mr. Magehee and many performers, Hope Renewed isn’t just about
performing in front of people. It’s about coming together as a community to
build a tighter bond between artists in an environment where everyone gets
to display their hard work. It’s less about worrying about criticism from
others, and more about enjoying each others’ company in a friendly setting
everyone can enjoy. It’s about growing this tradition of artists coming
together to show God and the world their talents.
Video and Article produced by project student Jake Smith