Fine Arts

The Hamilton City Schools believes in a well-rounded education for all students. This includes providing students with a comprehensive Fine Arts program. Students in Hamilton Elementary Schools receive 40 minutes of art instruction each week along with two thirty minute music classes each week. In the 5th grade students can choose between Band, Orchestra or General Music/Chorus classes. At the secondary schools students can continue in Band, Orchestra or Chorus. They also have the ability to take a variety of Art classes.

Hamilton also offers a number of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular musical opportunities for students. These include an Elementary Young Musicians Club for qualifying students in Band, Orchestra and Chorus. The Band program offers Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Indoor Drumline and Winterguard. The Orchestra program includes Concert Orchestras, as well as electric string ensembles – Live Wire! and String Fusion. The Choral program includes concert choirs as well as two show choirs – Cutting Edge and Rhapsody in Blue. Our High School Drama program presents 3 productions each year.

Elementary students in the Hamilton City Schools receive weekly Art instruction. Middle School students may take art as an elective in eighth grade. At the High School level, we offer Art I, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Metals, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Art History and Senior Portfolio.

Fine Arts: News Stories

Band-O-Rama Celebrates 40th Year on September 24, 2016

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Hamilton High School Marching Band will host its 40th Annual Band-O-Rama at Hamilton High School's Virgil Schwarm Stadium, 1165 Eaton Ave., Hamilton, Ohio 45011. Eleven local bands will compete for [...]

HHS Band Student Receives Surprise Award

A FINE DAY FOR WILLY - August 28, 2016 - Zion Lutheran Church, Hamilton, Ohio Hamilton has a way of raising amazingly talented young people. They grow up here, nurtured by a caring community. A [...]

Emmy Award-Winning Tonic Sol-fa Returns to Hamilton October 15

  We are thrilled to announce that the Emmy Award winning a cappella group, Tonic Sol-fa, will be returning to Hamilton High School Rotary Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:00 pm.   This group [...]

HAMS Students to Sing at Reds Game

Eight students who participated in HAMS (Hamilton Acting and Music School) this summer will lead Reds fans in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch on Friday, July 22, 2016.  Friday [...]

Rats! at Hamilton High School

HAMS presents "Rats!" Friday July 8 at 7pm and Saturday, July 9 at 2pm and 7pm in the Hamilton High School Rotary Auditorium. Tickets are $5.00 and available at the door. This 35-minute musical features [...]