Fine Arts News March 20, 2017

This past week was another busy and rewarding week for the Fine Arts Department.

Three of our high school artists received high honors. Leo Rodriguez‘s art was one of 300 pieces selected for the Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibit, placing him in the top 25% in the state.  Annie Smith and Alexis Combs were both named national winners of the Scholastic Art Exhibit placing them in the top 1% nationally.

Middle School show choir, Cutting Edge completed their competition season at the Teays Valley Classic finishing in 2nd place and winning the award for “Best Show Concept”.  Cutting Edge’s Daniel Lander was awarded “Best Performer” for Cutting Edge.

Cutting Edge

Artwork from 14 Ridgeway Elementary artists was on display in Oxford, Ohio as part of the Audubon Miami Valley K-12 Student Art Exhibition with the following themes: Birds of the Midwest, Birds of the Mississippi Flyway, and Birds and Climate Change.

A fine group of young students met at Garfield Middle School on  March 17th and 18th for the school year’s 2nd session of HCSD’s Young Musicians Club. Young singers in grades 4-6 and instrument players in grade 6 rehearsed Friday night and Saturday morning, culminating in a public performance of band, orchestra, and choir music Saturday at 1:30 pm.

Ten Indoor Marching Percussion and 29 Winter Guard groups from  the southwest Ohio area competed in the Hamilton High Athletic Arena on Saturday as part of the Mid East Performance Association (MEPA) sanctioned competition, bringing thousands of spectators to our city.  The HHS Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble finished in 5th place and the HHS Winter Guard finished in 3rd place.


Upcoming Fine Arts Events

Saturday, March 25, 11:25 am – HHS Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble competes in the Winter Guard International (WGI) Power Regional at the  BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University. Finals will follow on Sunday, if qualified.

Monday, March 27 & Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 pm – Ridgeway Elementary School presents “The Wizard of Oz” in the Garfield Middle School Auditorium.