Fine Arts

Art

The visual arts play a vital role in our society today. Because of this, the Boone High School art department is focused on giving students a chance to gain insight and skills in visual communication in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional courses of study. Students will be asked to learn about art history, talk and write about art and artists. Most importantly, students will create their own works of art and reflect on why and how they created it. The problem solving skills taught in the visual arts are an important part of any curriculum of the 21st century, as these students will use their creativity to design the world around us.

Courses Offered

  • Sculpture I
  • Sculpture II
  • Drawing
  • Drawing Advanced
  • Painting
  • Painting Advanced
  • Pottery
  • Pottery Advanced
  • Design
  • Commercial Art
  • Photography
  • Studio Art

Music

Music education is the education of human feeling through the development of a responsiveness to the aesthetic qualities of sound. Performance classes provide intimate contact with these expressive qualities. In this context, performance is not an end in itself, but a means to an end, which includes the following:

  • the knowledge and understanding of the structural elements of music, and of music as a creative art form;
  • the cultivation of habits, attitudes, and appreciations;
  • the development of each student’s aesthetic potential, sensitivity and responsiveness to that which is beautiful in music.

The goals of the Boone Music Department are to graduate students who:

  • Make music alone and with others;
  • Improvise and create music;
  • Use the vocabulary and notation of music;
  • Respond to music aesthetically, intellectually and emotionally;
  • Acquaint themselves with a wide variety of music, including diverse musical styles and genres;
  • Understand the role music has played and continues to play in the lives of human beings;
  • Make aesthetic judgments based upon critical listening and analysis;
  • Develop a commitment to music;
  • Support the musical life of the community and encourage others to do so;
  • Continue their musical learning independently; and
  • Learn skills that provide a foundation for a vocation or avocation in music performance.

Our students will also be exposed to 21st Century Skills:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • Information/Media/Technology Literacy
  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Initiative and Self-Direction
  • Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
  • Productivity and Accountability
  • Leadership and Responsibility

Courses Offered

  • Harmony Choir
  • High School Band
  • High School Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Chorale
  • Music Theory and Appreciation