Santa Fe High School is the largest interdisciplinary public school in Northern New Mexico with a comprehensive art program open to all students. At Santa Fe High, several hundred students attend art classes every school day, whether its theater tech, studio art, advanced mixed choir, marching band or one of the other many classes. Santa Fe High recognizes that arts are not a luxury but an essential component of a quality education. Students who participate in art are more likely to perform well in academic classes. Whether they become professional artists or not, they take with them an experience that will serve them throughout their lives.

Santa Fe High arts students have performed locally, nationally and internationally and their art has been seen in major galleries. Many graduates have used the skills they learned at Santa Fe High to earn scholarships for higher education.


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Imagination Awakened: Santa Fe High School's Spring Art Show  The annual final art show featuring the best of the high school's visual artists. Opening reception with food and music, April 29. 4:30-6:30 pm. SFHS Visual Arts Building.

The Last Song Musicians with the Santa Fe High School Guitar Program perform original compositions in jazz, classical, pop and rock. May 2. 6 pm. SFHS Band Room.

Santa Fe Public Schools Bands on Stage The Santa Fe High School band will perform along with the band from Capital High School in this annual joint concert. Eighth grade students from throughout the school district will join a rousing finale. (Produced and funded by Performance Sant aFe with support from The Lensic.) May 3. 7 pm. Lensic Theater. Free. ($8 donation suggested.)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Santa Fe High choir, theater, band and dance students perform the the bawdy Stephen Sondheim musical about a Roman slave and his efforts to win his freedom by helping his young master win the girl next door. Hilarity ensues. May 5 and 6, 7:33 pm. May 7, 3 pm and 7:33 pm. Santa Fe High Theater. Thespian Club members, $8; children and seniors, $10; and adults, $12. Buy tickets online.

Spring Orchestra Concert  The Santa Fe High orchestra ensembles will perform selections about troll kings and popular pirates in their final orchestra-only concert of the school year. May 5. 6:30 pm. SFHS Band Room. Free.

Canyon Road Spring Art Festival  Santa Fe High students will be among the vocalists and instrumentalists from programs throughout the school district performing for this annual fundraiser for the district music department. May 7. 1 pm. Wiford Gallery, 403 Canyon Road. Free.

Piano Concert  The Piano students will play in a concert featuring contemporary classical, modern rock/pop music, and grandiose video game themes. May 9. 6 pm. SFHS Band Room. Free.

Inductions for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts  The new Santa Fe High chapter of this prestigious nationwide honor society, the only chapter in New Mexico of the organization that recognizes high school students for excellence in dance, will induct its six founding members. May 9. 5:45 p.m. SFHS Theater. Free.

Beginning Choirs Spring Concert  The beginning men’s and women’s choirs perform popular favorites from old to new. May 10. SFHS Band Room. 6 pm. Free.

Band-O-Rama  The band performs in the final band-only concert of the school year. Awards will be presented and the senior class of 2016 will be honored. May 11. 5:30 pm. SFHS Band Room. Free.

Music Department Spring Concert  Ensembles from the advanced choir, band, orchestra, and guitar programs perform in the grand finale of the school year. The concert features pop music from the choir, an original composition from the guitar ensemble, and a collaborative piece by the band and orchestra. May 12. 6:30 pm. Scottish Rite Cathedral. Free.

Voice Students Recital   Soloists and ensembles of students in the voice and choir program will perform. May 14. 2 p.m. SFHS band room. Free.

Singing for Musical Theater Students perform classics and new classics from the best of Broadway. May 14. 5 p.m. SFHS band room. Free.

 

 

 
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