All students should have the opportunity to experience the fine arts as part of a well-rounded curriculum and complete education. The study of drama, dance, music, and the visual arts helps students explore realities, relationships, and ideas that cannot be expressed simply in words or numbers. Study of the fine arts nurtures creativity, an essential skill for the 21st century. The fine arts serve the education of the whole child.
Learning in the fine arts is valuable on its own, but it also engages students in learning in other subjects. Research has shown visual arts instruction to improve reading readiness. Performing and creating facilitates the acquisition of problem-solving skills and teamwork. Those skills then can be applied to other academic areas. All fine arts have academic content. Thus, the arts can help students learn essential skills in new and exciting ways.
This class focuses on the fundamentals of working with clay and creating 3D art. In class projects are centered on the creative process and exploring ceramic techniques. Out of class students are expected to design and create a blueprint for each in class project.
Oquirrh Hills Middle School offers an amazing Dance Program. It is one the largest Dance Programs offered at the Middle school level!
Are you a Hockey fan? The Concert Choir will be singing “The Star Spangled
Banner” at the Grizzlies home game on March 2 at 7pm! Come support our
Honors Concert: The Jordan School District Music Honors concert will be at Sunset
Ridge Middle School (6881 West 8200 South, West Jordan, UT 84081) on February
19! This is a special opportunity for a select number of our band, choir and
orchestra students to come together with students from across the district to
perform under the direction of a guest conductor. The Choir performance will be
led by Mr. Neil Hendricks, from Woods Cross High School. The Orchestra will be
under the direction of Mr. Dave Mardsen retired from Davis School District. The
Honor Band will be led by Mr. Chris Earl, who currently teaches at South David
BYU! Our Symphonic Band was recently invited to participate in the annual BYU
Band Festival on March 14! We are very excited to be invited to this event. We will
get to see some of the best high school and middle school bands in the state perform,
as well as the BYU Wind Ensemble.
We are all gearing up for our District Performance Assessments in March and April.
Performance Assessment is our chance to perform for an Adjudication. We will
perform for a teacher or director not from our district who will give us some
coaching on our performance, good things or things to improve upon, and then give
us a rating on our performance. It is the closest thing to a State test we see in music.
Jordan District Middle School Theatre Festival: Wednesday, March 25th @ 3:30 pm - Elkridge Middle School - open auditions after school