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

HHS Drama/Music Department Presents Jesus Christ Superstar Nov. 10, 11, 12, & 13

Hamilton High School Fine Arts Department presents the original Andrew Lloyd Webber musical,  "Jesus Christ Superstar" Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm; Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at [...]

The Studio Fundraiser to Benefit Show Choirs, Oct. 11th and 19th

The Studio, located at 118 Main Street in Hamilton, is hosting a Fundraising Event to benefit the Hamilton Schools'  Rhapsody in Blue and Cutting Edge show choirs on October 11th and October 19th from 3pm-8pm. On [...]

Hamilton Choir Students Featured in Music Video

Vocal Music Teacher, Christina Fox, likes to use recorded music as part of her physical warm-up routine with her Freshman and High School Choirs. She has been using Tonic Sol-fa's  recording of "The River is [...]

HCSD Strings Teachers Share Their Talents with Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016,  all four members of the Hamilton City School District's strings teaching staff will share their talents with the community as they play with the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra in The Tillmann [...]

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 [...]