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
Mrs. Missy Dornan's AP Art students were visited by Cincinnati ceramic artist, Brenda Tarbell. Mrs. Tarbell shared with the students her inspiration through nature and how it influences her ceramic works. The students watched in [...]
Music Teachers are currently recommending some of their best students in grades 4-7 for membership in the Young Musicians Club. The three groups, chorus, strings, and band will rehearse on a Friday night from 6:00 [...]
The Early Bird ticket refund drawing for Hamilton High School Fine Arts Department's presentation of the original Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar" ( Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm; Friday, Nov. [...]
The Hamilton High Big Blue Marching Band finished their 2016 marching competition at the OMEA State Competition on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at UD's Welcome Stadium, marking the group's 4th consecutive appearance at the prestigious [...]
Bridgeport art students learned about the Hispanic Holiday, "Day of the Dead". Art teacher, Abby Jackson, helped them learn the meaning behind the "Day of the Dead" celebration. Students also learned about the art-making process [...]