Performing Arts Course Offerings

  • Course descriptions for all Performing Arts courses are listed in the ​Program of Studies.  Smoky Hill offers courses in the following areas: 

    Band

    • Strives to maintain a balanced program in all facets of music education and the development of the each musician.
    • Opportunities to play in one of three concert ensembles, one jazz ensemble and one percussion class.
    • Opportunities to participate in marching band, pep band, pit orchestra and other outside chamber music ensembles.

    Dance

    • ​Offers several levels from beginner to advanced.  All classes are assigned as PE credits, advanced level courses have the choice of being PE or Fine Arts credit
    • Research shows those who study dance score higher on measures of creative thinking, originality and abstract thought. 

    Orchestra

    • Orchestra consists of a comprehensive performance-based curriculum. Uses traditional and standard repertoire to teach technique, musicality and music theory.
    • Consists of two orchestras: String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, which perform at least four times per year.  An extra-curricular Chamber Ensemble Club meets after school.

    Theatre

    • Drama program strives to give students an opportunity to learn about and excel in the art or practice of producing dramatic works.
    • Four levels of theatre classes, including IB Theater and Technical Theater
    • With five all-school productions annually, most students should be able to fill their dramatic interests.