SWHS Arts Department

Band Information

  • Teacher: Lance Barton

    Band beginning

    Band Intermediate

    Band Proficient

    Band Advanced

    Jazz Band

    Orchestra Beginning

    Orchestra Intermediate

    Orchestra Proficient

    Orchestra Advanced


  • A Message from Mr. Barton: 




    This course is designed to teach beginning piano students who are interested in basic playing techniques, theory, and terminology. Students will use the pianos and laptops provided to work on these skills throughout the semester. This is a performance-based course, which means independent study is required. Students with prior knowledge of piano or theoretical studies will have to be patient while we are working with those who have never played piano before. Independent projects can be designed for students needing more rigorous activity.


    Materials YOU MUST PROVIDE

    • Pencils (no pens!)
    • Three-ring binder
    • Supplemental pieces (given by teacher)
    • Textbook (Alfred’s Basic Adult All-in-One Course, Book 1)
    • A spongy mind (to learn, of course!)



    The band fee is 10.00 per semester.

Chorus Information

  • Teacher: Jeff Story

    Vocal Music Beginning

    Vocal Music Intermediate

    Vocal Music Proficient

    Vocal Music Advanced


  • A message from Mr. Story: 

    IMPORTANT: You will need proper attire for concerts. Boys should wear black pants, a white shirt with a dark tie, and black dress shoes with black socks. Girls should wear black knee-length (or longer) dresses, short or long sleeves (NO sleeveless), and black shoes-preferably flats, they're safer.



    There is a $5 chorus fee.

Visual Arts Information

  • Teacher: Amber Cauley

    Art Beginning

    Art Intermediate

    Art Proficient

    Art Advanced


    There is a $7.00 Art Fee Per Semester