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 AP Art.
Fine Arts: News Stories
Hamilton Acting and Music School, better known as HAMS, is now registering campers for another exciting summer of musical theatre. HAMS is open to students enrolled in the Hamilton City Schools District who have completed [...]
This past Saturday, March 25, 2017, Garfield Middle School students Angelina Aguilar and Karla Guerrero represented Hamilton City Schools at the Ohio Music Education Association's District 13 Jr. High Solo/Ensemble contest at Clinton-Massie High School. [...]
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 [...]
The 2017 National winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards have just been released; for the first time in the history of Hamilton High School, two very talented art students have been selected as [...]
Hamilton High is proud to host The Mid East Performance Association (MEPA) drum line and winter guard competition in the Hamilton High Athletic Center on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Marching percussion ensembles will compete from [...]