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VWHS Fine Arts

FINE ARTS
at Victoria West High School

 
To graduate high school, you must have 1 Fine Arts Credit (one full year). Many students choose to take more than one type of Fine Arts and even participate all four years. Make your time in high school memorable and join one of our award-winning groups!

Art
art pallette
First you take Art 1, Pre-AP Art 1, or Digital Art and Animation. After your first year, you select Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Digital Art, and/or AP Portfolio. West artists have earned half a million dollars in scholarships. Be part of a program that is BOLD, EXPRESSIVE, MINDFUL and CREATIVE. Find us on Instagram @VictoriaWestArt or Facebook (Victoria West High School Art Department).
Ballet Folklorico
ballet folklorico
Don’t miss the chance to be on the VWHS Ballet Folklorico Dance Team! This exciting class is open to male and female students. We study general dance basics and apply the techniques and skills to the cultural dances of Mexico. We are a varsity program. We perform on campus, in the city and surrounding areas for community events. We compete yearly and work closely with the Mariachi. Earn 1 Fine Art and 1 PE Credit. Email pina@visd.net for more information.
Band
band
The Band of Warriors is the public face of Victoria West performing for all Football Games, Pep Rallies, and Parades. The Band of Warriors is made of Band, Percussion and Colorguard, who compete at Marching Contests, concerts, and music contests. Members can participate in Jazz Band, Concert, Symphonic, Wind Ensemble, and various ensembles. And even if you are an athlete or cheerleader, you may also be in band. Members earn 1 Fine Art and 1 PE Credit.
Choir
choir
Our Choir Program is home to students all over campus. All students should take Choir 1; no audition necessary! We have tons of fun performing in concerts, musicals, and talent shows and take an out of state field trip, like Disney and New Orleans, every 2 years!
High School Choir is the place for you to express yourself and learn amazing skills to help you grow into an incredible confident singer!
Color Guard
color guard
Integrity Guard is part of the Band of Warriors. Auditions and camp is open to any student at Victoria West. Members perform as part of the Band of Warriors and compete in the spring in Winter guard (competition for guard alone)! Members perform in all games, parades, and pep rallies. Members earn 1 Fine Art and 1 PE Credit.
Dance
 
dance
Dance class - Come learn jazz, hip hop, ballet, cultural dances, and more! No experience needed.
 
Legacy Dance Team - Audition for the national award-winning varsity dance team! We perform at football games, pep rallies, competitions and our end of the year Spring Show. Confidence and grace is key! Come be part of this outstanding team.
Guitar
guitar
Learn acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, or ukulele all in one class! Start with short, simple songs and in just a few months you will be performing in a concert, full length songs for all your friends and family!
"As a junior in guitar 2, with no past musical experience, I have become very experienced with the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass. I am very glad that I decided to take guitar and learned the skills that will last me my whole life!” - Shelby Schumacher
Mariachi
mariachi
Consider making Mariachi music your choice to play and party!!!
This music which started in Mexico and is now in many cultures and nations in the world, is available in Victoria. If you would like to experience a musical activity which combines, acting, singing, orchestra and brass instruments plus lots of fun in one art form, Mariachi is your thing. A cultural relevant music that your family will appreciate. Come share our passion!!! Musical experience in brass, strings, and guitar instruments is preferred to participate in the high school Mariachi class, but no experience is needed for the mariachi afterschool program.
Orchestra
orchestra
Continue what you have worked so hard on with orchestra in High School. We have two performing groups categorized as a Junior Varsity and Varsity orchestra. Challenge yourself with the next level of orchestra music for ever greater rewards!
 
*At least one year of Middle School orchestra is required.
Percussion
percussion
Percussion is part of the Band of Warriors. Members who start in middle school are placed in groups at high school. Members perform as part of the Band of Warriors and Indoor Percussion. Members perform in all games, parades, and pep rallies. Members are part of all the various performing groups. Members earn 1 Fine Art and 1 PE Credit.
Theatre
theatre
Welcome to the Warrior Theatre Department!
Calling all performers and technicians
High School Theatre I and Technical Theatre I are open to incoming freshman. Help develop your acting skills or learn about all the backstage elements needed to put on a production. Theatre II is open to all freshman who have completed two years of middle school theatre.

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”
― Oscar Wilde