Our Fine Arts department has a storied past and the future looks even brighter. Our students have consistently excelled at the high school level, having been prepared through their experiences at SRMS. We currently offer Art, Theatre, Orchestra, Advanced Strings, Guitar, Concert Band, Advanced Chorus and Encore. Our students enjoy the expertise our instructors bring to their programs.
Concert Band: "Our concert band performs at the State Fair, marches in parades, grows each year and in general plays as a great team."
Advanced Strings: "This year, the strings were invited to play for our district's Governing Board. Each year we grow and add a diversity of players, both experts and those willing to increase their skill!"
Guitar: This course is open to students with no previous experience. Students will learn to read music and play the individual notes or "lead melody line" as well as chords or the "rhythm accompaniment line" which is fundamental to all styles of guitar playing. Emphasis is on chords, ear training, sight-reading and singing. Guitars provided will be acoustic, not electric.
Orchestra: "This class is made up of students who wish to choose from a variety of instruments to learn through the year and play a final concert in May showing what they've learned."
Drama: Drama takes a student through various levels of basic theatrical acting, including stage direction and positions, pantomime, improvisation, and developing playwriting skills.
Art: Students receive instruction in painting, drawing, sculpting, and design and will learn about careers in the art field.
Chorus: Students learn basic vocal technique, musicianship and sight reading skills. They will experience night performances.