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High School Fine Arts

High School Fine Arts

ART CLUB:  
This club is for any students who are interested in contributing to the community and school using their artistic talents.  Students do not need to be enrolled in an art club to participate.  The club meets weekly in the art room.

Art Director:  Michele Mess email michele.mess@north-scott.k12.ia.us

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - BAND:
Band is offered to all high school instrumental students. Enrolment involves participation in marching band, concert band, pep band, ensembles and solo playing. Band members are auditioned and placed into either symphonic or concert band following the conclusion of the marching band season. Each student is required to be present for all performances, and to take private lessons at school. The instrumental program teaches specific fundamentals of music for the student's own instrument and continued sequential instruction of the elements of music. All students are evaluated on their preparation of lesson material and computer theory assignments, and daily on performance, attitude, and attendance in band rehearsals.

Directed by: Mike McMann email: mike.mcmann@north-scott.k12.ia.us  and Carl Collins email: carl.collins@north-scott.k12.ia.us

JAZZ MUSIC:
Jazz students study the contemporary Jazz-Rock idiom. Improvisation, theory, harmony, and history of jazz performance are studied. Students are ability grouped into ensembles based on an audition. Jazz students perform at several festivals, Swing Show, and concerts throughout the year.

Directed by: Mike McMann email mike.mcmann@north-scott.k12.ia.us

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC - ORCHESTRA:
Enrolment involves participation in String Orchestra rehearsals during the school day that include studies of individual and group techniques plus preparation of advanced string ensemble music for performances. Students are evaluated on their preparation of lesson material, daily performance, attitude, and attendance in orchestra rehearsal.

Directed by: Linda Hoppe email linda.hoppe@north-scott.k12.ia.us

JAZZ CHOIRS (VOCAL MUSIC):

200 SOUTH:  Comprised of 12-16 members. Must audition to be in the ensemble and enrolled in a curricular choir. Rehearses in the morning from October through March. 200 South Performs acappella swing/jazz/pop choral music individually amplified. Performs at RME Cafe, State Contest/Jazz Championships and Swing Show.   

Directed by: Mrs. Potts email lori.potts@north-scott.k12.ia.us

3318: Comprised of 16-20 Members. Must audition to be in the ensemble and enrolled in a curricular choir. Rehearses in the morning from October through March. 3318 Performs entry level swing/jazz/pop choral music individually amplified. Performs at RME Cafe, State Contest and Swing Show.     

Directed by: Mr. Skyles email paul.skyles@north-scott.k12.ia.us

LANCER PRODUCTIONS:
Lancer Productions is North Scott High School’s Theatre Department. LP is more than just doing high quality shows; we offer a wide variety of activities that appeal to a wide variety of students and their talents. Shows each year may include a musical, a non-musical, a children’s theatre play or musical, student-directed one act plays, or a variety show.  Students may perform on stage in small or large roles or work behind the scenes. Backstage duties include:  posters, programs, advertising/publicity, ushering, costumes, makeup, props, fund raising, set construction, painting, lights and sound.  Other activities we may include in our season are a workshops, dances, state and national Thespian Festival, a children’s theatre workshop, Backstage with LP, theatre career night, guest speakers, and Coffeehouse.  Lancer Productions has a student board that offers decision-making and leadership opportunities.

Director: Stacie Kintigh email stacie.kintigh@north-scott.k12.ia.us

SPEECH TEAM (LARGE GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL EVENTS):
NS Speech competes in IHSSA Large Group Contests and Individual Events Contests.  North Scott Speech is a supportive learning environment for anyone who desires to develop his/her communication, leadership, and performance skills.  Students are given opportunities in Readers' Theatre, Choral Reading, One Act Play, Musical Theatre, Mime, Media Arts, Public Speaking, Literary Interpretation, and Acting.

Director: Emily Hintze email emily.hintze@north-scott.k12.ia.us

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