Performing Arts

For students with musical and theater talent and interest, the performing arts program is designed to increase individual ability. The performing arts program enlivens the cultural life of the Hoban community.

One credit of Visual or Performing Arts is required for graduation.

Music Program

The music courses may satisfy the requirement at many universities for a unit in visual and performing arts. All students with musical and acting ability are encouraged to use it by participating in the choral, band and/or theater programs. Some cocurricular time commitment is necessary for membership in both organizations, but the benefits are extensive.

Participants in performing ensembles perform at the Winter and Spring Fine Arts Festivals and in the annual Ohio Solo and Ensemble Contest held in late January or early February.

Theater Program

Participation in theater allows students to gain knowledge about the theater through hands-on learning. Whether you choose to perform on stage or work behind the scenes, you will learn about theater, grow as an individual and enjoy the close-knit family of the theater program.

Music Course Offerings

Beginning Steel Drum Ensemble

This course is open to any student wishing to learn to play in a steel drum band. The focus is correct performance techniques on the drums, reading music and playing in an ensemble. Participants perform a winter and spring concert, with other potential opportunity during the school year. No previous musical experience is necessary. Students are required to purchase a shirt for performances.

Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 090614

Intermediate Steel Drum Ensemble

This course is open to students who have played at least one year in the Beginning Steel Drum Ensemble. Students will continue refining music reading skills and learn to play a higher level of literature as an ensemble. The Intermediate ensemble will perform a winter and spring concert, with other opportunity potentials during the school year. Students are required to purchase a shirt for performances.

Prerequisite: Beginning Steel Drum Ensemble

Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 090622

Varsity Steel Drum Ensemble

The focus of this class will be performing the highest level of high school steel drum literature as an ensemble and in small groups. Participants will participate in adjudicated contests, perform a winter and spring concert, perform assembly concerts at area schools, and likely take a trip at the end of the school year. Students are required to purchase a shirt for performances. Seniors will be awarded a varsity steel drum letter upon demonstration of proficiency in established criteria.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Steel Drum Ensemble; Instructor Permission

Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 090608

Percussion Ensemble

The Percussion Ensemble class focuses on playing musical literature for percussion instruments including drums, cymbals, bells, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone, drumset, steel drum, timpani and other assorted instruments. The ability to read music for this class is highly recommended but not required. This ensemble will perform at the winter and spring fine arts festivals and possibly other events throughout the year

Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 090618

Choir

This course is for entry-level vocalists with little to no previous choral experience. The class will focus on voice quality, reading music, sight reading, intonation and overall development of musicianship. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of musical styles and genres, but will focus primarily on light classical, pop and jazz styles. Students will be expected to perform for Fine Arts Festivals and at various venues throughout the year. Attendance is required for all rehearsals and after-school performances, which count as a major portion of the grade.

Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 090623

Concert Choir

This course is for vocalists with previous experience and background in choral singing. The focus will be on voice quality, reading music, sight reading, intonation, and overall development of musicianship. Students will perform many different styles and genres of music, but with an emphasis on master choral works and a cappella singing. Students are expected to perform for Fine Arts Festivals, various venues throughout the year, and will perform on tour in the spring. Attendance is required for all rehearsals and after-school performances, which count as a major portion of the grade. This is an auditioned group.

Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation

Two Semesters Credit: 1 Unit Course No: 090601

Theater Course Offerings

Drama

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of theater arts by exposing them to many aspects of the medium. The class concentrates on the general study of theater as an art form, including basic stage terminology, theater history, acting, improvisation and the creative process.

Prerequisite: Audition or teacher recommendation

One Semester Credit: 1/2 Unit Course No: 0906##

Advanced Drama

This course continues the general study of theater arts started in the Drama class by exploring the analysis of plays, critical response to performance, technical theater instruction and developing a production with the guidance of the theater director.

Prerequisite: Drama or instructor approval

One Semester Credit: 1/2 Unit Course No: 0906##

Performing Arts Faculty

Kyle Kelvington

Kyle Kelvington

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Ronald Martin

Ronald Martin

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