The Fine Arts are considered to be a Core Academic by the United States Department of Education, as well as the Massachusetts Board of Education. Without an extensive education in the creative and expressive processes that are fundamental to the Arts, a student’s education is incomplete.
Through the Fine and Applied Arts programs, students are able to experiment, express themselves, explore and achieve personal goals through a variety of carefully designed curricular and co-curricular activities and lessons.
The Art courses offered provide a sequential program of experiences that will enable the future artist to pursue post-secondary education in art or to continue making quality art as an avocation. We provide an environment in which the student will develop the abilities of artistic expression. Students are introduced to a variety of media and techniques that develop, challenge, and enhance creative thinking, problem solving and individual expression.
Music and Drama
Teacher: Matt Garrity
Music Department Mission Statement
We pledge to create a positive and supportive creative learning environment, and provide a program of high quality music education and training in which members will build a foundation for life-long contribution to the cultural enlightenment of the community.
In music, people express ideas and emotions that they cannot express in language alone. In order to understand the range and depth of the human imagination, one must have knowledge of the arts.
The Music department pledges to create a positive and supportive learning environment. We provide a program of high quality music education and training in which members will build a foundation for life-long contribution to the cultural enlightenment of the community.
Classes offered: Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chorus (After School), Guitar, Piano, Music Exploration (Grade 9 Only)
After School Activites offered: Marching Band, Harlequins (Theatre), Vocal Roar (Acapella), Jazz band
To see updates on the upcoming schedule, past concerts/shows, or if you are interested in joining any of the above mentioned groups, visit here: https://sites.google.com/view/southhadleyhighmusicdepartment/home?authuser=3
Arts & Music