Art is about seeing different perspectives, effectively communicating ideas, and finding inventive solutions to problems — all essential skills for future leadership. That’s why art is a key facet of a Southlands education. Art is not extra: art is part of almost every aspect of campus life. With multiple art electives to choose from, our students talents are never lost on a subject they don’t either enjoy or excel at.
Music and Band
In general music, students gain the skills necessary to participate in music, create their own music, and understand the complex nature of music. Using these skills, students develop a means for self-expression, which is an important part of personal development. The opportunities provided by the music education program also help students develop self-discipline, internal motivation, positive self-esteem, and the ability to function both individually and within a group.
The concert band is a performing ensemble for all 6th-8th graders open to woodwind, brass, and percussion students. The group will perform several concerts during the year and will emphasize the study of basic musicianship skills and the improvement of fundamentals. The concert band class meets twice a week during school. After school rehearsals are required one day each week.