Performing Arts

Band

The Sheldon High School Band consists of a variety of groups: Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Intermediate Jazz Band, Evolution Jazz Band, Elements Jazz Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Band.

Students study a wide variety of musical repertoire, develop appreciation and skills for musical understanding and performance, and have the opportunity to participate in many activities including, field shows, street parades, concerts, music festivals, out of town trips, solo and ensemble contests and pep band.

Choir

There are 3 choirs at SHS.

The Concert Choir is a beginning choir (no audition or experience necessary). Strong emphasis is placed on music reading (music theory), vocal technique and performance skills. There are opportunities to perform in two concerts per year plus district choir contest.

The Varsity Choir is an advanced choir open to experienced choristers who have a working knowledge of music reading (music theory) skills. Emphasis is placed on advanced vocal technique and musicality. There are opportunities to perform in concerts, festivals and competitions. A letter in Vocal Music can be earned through service to the choir and outstanding attendance and performance records.

The Dublinaires is a small mixed ensemble whose emphasis is on performing jazz with a high level of musicianship and showmanship. Also included is a rhythm section of keyboard, trapset, and bass. Performance opportunities include community, school, competition, festivals, solos, and small ensembles. A letter in vocal music can be earned through service to Dubs and/or Choir and outstanding attendance and performance records.

Orchestra

Sheldon’s String Ensemble Class starts at 7:50 a.m. The Orchestra has many students who take private lessons, and who are members of CMI, or various orchestras in the Arts Umbrella. This class is challenging not only for the demanding repertoire, but because it meets early in the morning. upcoming concerts, festivals, find out about sheet music and more.

Drama/Theatre

In addition to drama classes, Sheldon Theatre performs several plays per year. If you are interested in performing or in theatre production, please contact the drama teacher.