Strong arts build well-rounded, strong schools and strong schools build cultured, educated and strong communities.
Middle school students can begin an intensive study in music through a variety of course offerings including band, strings and choir.* Band and strings programs begin in sixth grade with no instrumental training needed to participate.
High school courses offer a wide variety of skill-based courses in band, orchestra and choir. Students can find a home in award winning WCS music ensembles both during the school day and after school whether they intend to pursue music as a career or simply enjoy performing with an ensemble. WCS also offers courses in music history and AP music theory.*
* Specific courses vary by school.
Visual art is available as a nine-week course in 6th-8th grade. High school art course begin with Visual Art I, a general overview of studio production. Students can then select to focus on 2-dimensional art (drawing, painting, printmaking, etc.) or 3-dimensional art (sculpture and ceramics). WCS offers advanced placement courses in both studio art and art history.
WCS Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10 am to 5 pm
The Factory at Franklin
Community Art Project at Third Coast Clay in the Factory
Special Art Show Preview on Friday, March 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm
The Williamson County Schools Fine Arts Festival was established in 2014. The festival features visual art, music and theatre from elementary through high school age children. Performances range from elementary choir and instrumental ensembles to musical theatre, jazz bands, show choirs and much more.
The Fine Arts Festival is a stage for the achievements of WCS students and teachers and serves as a spotlight on the value of arts education in Williamson County Schools.
Schedule of Events Coming Soon!
Fine Arts Events in WCS
WCS Art Show at the Frist
The Williamson County Schools Art Show at the Frist is an annual event hosted by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Students from every grade level in every school are selected by their schools to have their artwork displayed at the Frist Center for two weeks. This event is the largest art exhibit for Williamson County Schools, featuring over 400 pieces of artwork from around the county.
For more information and to visit the online gallery, visit the WCS Art Show website.