FINE & PERFORMING ARTS
The Drama Department offers each student the opportunity of realizing the importance and impact of drama and the theatre in our present world, and the rich heritage it has fostered on a social and cultural level throughout history. The classes offered teach the performance skills necessary to perform in the theatre in a variety of genres and using a variety of methodologies. The classes also develop skills that will help each student develop the self-confidence, self-direction and knowledge involved in the creative processes which make dramatic theatre. The following courses are offered in the Drama Department:
- Acting I & II
Fine Arts Department
The Fine Arts Department offers a basic background in the visual arts. The goal is the development of fluency in the fundamental language of art - the elements and principles of design - and the development of technical ability in various media and art forms. The results are broadened perception; a sharpening of critical awareness and appreciation; enhancement of expressive ability; and creative problem-solving skills. The student gains insight into himself or herself via his or her experiences in expression. The following courses are offered in the Fine Arts Department:
- Art I & II
- Mixed Media Art
- Design I, II, III, IV, & V
- Digital Design
- Digital Photography I
- Pottery I & II
The Music Department affords each student the opportunity of realizing the importance of music as an art form in our present world, and the rich heritage it has fostered on a social and cultural level. The music programs offered present both performance skills as well as listening skills with the hope that each student will develop self confidence, self-direction and the skill and knowledge involved in creative action to use throughout life whether for leisure activity or for a career. All music classes fulfill part of the school Fine Arts requirement. The following courses are offered in the Music Department:
- Freshman Choir
- Concert Choir
- Honors Chamber Choir
- Varsity Choir
- Concert Band
- Honors Symphonic Band
In addition to the classes offered through the Music Department, students are encouraged to join specialized musical groups to further enhance their musical talents. Below is listing of additional opportunities in the Music Department.
Moderator: Mr. Belford Hernandez
The Acafellas is a male choir group that performs at the Fall, Christmas, Winter and Spring Concerts. The group seeks to enhance the musical enrichment and enjoyment of the members while introducing new genres of music to the students. Students must be enrolled in either a choir or band class to participate.
Moderator: Mr. Matt Loeb
Students must be enrolled in the band class to participate. Pep Band perform at a select number of basketball games.
Moderator: Mr. Belford Hernandez
The Treblemakers is a female choir group that performs at the Fall, Christmas, Winter and Spring Concerts. The group seeks to enhance the musical enrichment and enjoyment of the members while introducing new genres of music to the students.Musical enrichment and enjoyment. Students must be enrolled in either a choir or band class to participate.
Varsity Choir and Chamber Choir Classes lead the music at all school masses including cantoring.