VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Why should students study in the arts? Studying the arts can make students better learners, citizens, and human beings.
Visual art, music, theatre, and dance develop the 21st century competencies of critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, citizenship, and wellness.
MISSION The Visual and Performing Arts Department will create, provide, and expand arts experiences that contribute to every student’s social emotional learning and foster a positive school culture.
VISION All Hampton City Schools students will have access and opportunity to participate in high quality visual and performing arts programming in their academic environment.
Our music programs provide the following opportunities for students.
4th grade Virginia Symphony Orchestra Field Trip
5th grade Honors Music Concert
All-State Elementary Chorus
Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association events:
Marching Band Assessment
All-District Band Assessment
All-State Jazz Band
Virginia Choral Directors Association events:
All-District Chorus Assessment
Winter Concert Series
Music in Our Schools Month Concert Series
Secondary School Honors Music Concert
Jazz Appreciation Month Concert
Solo and Ensemble Assessment
Spring Concert Series
Our visual arts programs provide the following opportunities for students.
Coliseum Parade Poster Contest
Mayor’s Holiday Card
Sister Cities Show
Youth Art Month Show
Virginia School Board Association
Create High School Art Show
Women’s Club Art Show
Gifted Art Show
Scott Taylor Congressional Art Contest
Bobby Scott Congressional Art Contest
Our theatre programs provide the following opportunities for students.
Full-Length Plays and Musicals
VHSL One Act Regional/Super-Regional Festivals
Elementary and Middle School Mentorship
Theatre in Our Schools Month
International Thespian Society
Virginia Thespian Conference
For information about a specific event,
please contact your child's music or art teacher.
Phillips Elementary School 5th Grade Falcon Band
Contact Rasan Holmes at Phillips Elementary School for more information.
Contact the Office of Academic Advancement and Enrichment for more information.
Hampton City Schools Steel Drum Ensemble
Contact Jackie Warren-Stetina at Tarrant Middle School for more information.
Hampton City Schools Jazz Band
Contact the Fine Arts Office for more information.
Full time art and music classes are available for every child at each elementary school. A variety of visual and performing art courses are available for every student at each middle school and high school.
Americans for the Arts
Be Part of the Music
Educational Theater Association
National Art Education Association NAEA
National Association of Music Merchants NAMM
National Association of Music Merchants Foundation
National Association for Music Education NAfME
Virginia Art Education Association VAEA
Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association VBODA
Virginia Choral Directors Association VCDA
Virginia Music Educators Association VMEA
Virginia Theatre Association