Vision Statement: "Prepare students for their future as contributing citizens of a global community through the active study of the Fine Arts: Music-Art-Theatre-Dance"
The Fine Arts Department is designed to provide a multitude of opportunities for students to develop creative talents, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. HEB ISD has art and music specialists in all 19 elementary schools and will soon add the 20th with the opening of Viridian Elementary in the fall of 2014
Suzuki Strings are offered to students at seven of the district's nineteen elementary campuses as part of the Schools of Choice program and will also be offered at Viridian Elementary. Currently over 400 students are enrolled in the Suzuki Strings Program. Suzuki students in grades 4, 5 and 6 may audition for the HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra and Fine Tuners. The EHO performs regularly for state and national conferences and at various music festivals in the area.
Elementary students are also provided the opportunity to audition for and participate in the HEB Elementary Honor Choir. The EHC performs for numerous civic and district events each year. The EHC also participates in various music festivals in our area.
At the junior high level, students may develop their talents in art, band, choir, orchestra, or theatre arts.
At the high school level, HEB ISD offers special interest classes in music (Band, Choir, Piano, Theory, IB Music, Jazz Band and Show Choir), Art (Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Jewelry, Graphic Design and Electronic Media) and IB/AP Art, Theatre Arts(Theatre I-IV, Theatre Production, Technical Theatre I-IV), and Dance I-IV.
The visual and performing arts programs have won many awards and are recognized for their excellence at the regional, state and national levels. Fine arts students receive college scholarships every year. Many graduates return to teach in HEB ISD's fine arts program, pursue professional careers in the arts, and/or become lifelong arts participants and supporters in the community. For more information call the Director of Visual & Performing Arts (817) 283-4461 X 2073.