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VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS


George Dee
K. George Dee
Curriculum Leader 

 

AI Choo Ashe 
Teacher Specialist


Allison Schaff

Administrative Assistant
727-2466

CREATE 18,  JAZZ, WINTER CONCERT SERIES POSTERSWhy should students study in the arts? Studying the arts can make students better learners, citizens, and human beings.

Visual art, music, theatre, and dance develop the 21st century competencies of critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, citizenship, and wellness.

  • Students in the arts form judgments through objective analysis and evaluation.
  • Students in the arts look at problems or situations from a fresh perspective to conceive of something new or original.
  • Students in the arts convey and share their ideas and feelings.
  • Students in the arts work together to create something new.
  • Students in the arts contribute to their community and to our society.
  • Students in the arts understand how participation and performance/production improves their health and the health of others.

MISSION The Visual and Performing Arts Department will create, provide, and expand arts experiences that contribute to every student’s social emotional learning and foster a positive school culture.

VISION All Hampton City Schools students will have access and opportunity to participate in high quality visual and performing arts programming in their academic environment.

 

Why is chorus great in Hampton City Schools?

Why is band great in Hampton City Schools?

 

2019 best communities for music education

 

The National Association of Music Merchants has named our music program a Best Community for Music Education in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

 

Our music programs provide the following opportunities for students.

4th grade Virginia Symphony Orchestra Field Trip
5th grade Honors Music Concert
All-State Elementary Chorus

 

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association events:

Regional Orchestra
Marching Band Assessment
All-District Band
All-District Band Assessment
All-State Jazz Band

All-State Band

chorus band guitarVirginia Choral Directors Association events:

Honors Chorus
All-District Chorus
All-District Chorus Assessment
All-State Chorus

Winter Concert Series
Music in Our Schools Month Concert Series
Secondary School Honors Music Concert
Jazz Appreciation Month Concert
Solo and Ensemble Assessment
Spring Concert Series

 

Why is art great in Hampton City Schools?

 

students in front of their artwork

 

Our visual arts programs provide the following opportunities for students.

Coliseum Parade Poster Contest
Jodi Nguyen 2018 Sister Cities International Art FinalistMayor’s Holiday Card 
Sister Cities Show
Youth Art Month Show
Virginia School Board Association
Create High School Art Show
Women’s Club Art Show
Gifted Art Show
Scott Taylor Congressional Art Contest
Bobby Scott Congressional Art Contest

 

 

students on stage performing

 

Our theatre programs provide the following opportunities for students.

 

One-Act Plays
Full-Length Plays and Musicals
VHSL One Act Regional/Super-Regional Festivals
Student Showcases
Community Outreach
Elementary and Middle School Mentorship
Theatre in Our Schools Month
International Thespian Society 
Virginia Thespian Conference

For information about a specific event,
please contact your child's music or art teacher.


 


Phillips Elementary School 5th Grade Falcon Band

Contact Rasan Holmes at Phillips Elementary School for more information.

phillips 5th grade band

 

Excel Art
Contact the Office of Academic Advancement and Enrichment for more information.

excel art show invitation

 

Hampton City Schools Steel Drum Ensemble
Contact Jackie Warren-Stetina at Tarrant Middle School for more information.

steel drum

 

Hampton City Schools Jazz Band
Contact the Fine Arts Office for more information.

Jazz ensemble

Full time art and music classes are available for every child at each elementary school. A variety of visual and performing art courses are available for every student at each middle school and high school.

MIDDLE SCHOOL Visual and Performing Art courses

 

HIGH SCHOOL Visual and Performing Art courses