Fine & Performing Arts

John Rasky

Coordinator of Fine Arts

p: (757) 603-6458
f: (757) 253-6722
e: john.rasky@wjccschools.org

Arts & Theatre

Arts education, a vital part of the curriculum at all grade-levels is designed to transmit knowledge, skills and expand an appreciation for various cultures. Personal growth and satisfaction are acquired as students strive for quality in individual and group performance and production. All schools offer theatre instruction through an approved curriculum.

Each school participates in Theatre Performance Activities throughout the year to showcase students in all grades in the visual and performing arts. Numerous partnerships with region, community and civic organizations exist to promote the arts in the WJCC schools.

Music

The WJCC music programs are a vital part of the curriculum at all grade-levels and are designed to transmit knowledge, skills and expand an appreciation for various cultures. Personal growth and satisfaction are acquired as students strive for quality in individual and group performance activities. All schools offer a variety of music offerings that support the overall curriculum and provide children opportunities for artistic expression.  Our Secondary Schools offer an extensive study in instrumental and vocal music instruction through an approved curriculum. Instrumental instruction for both band and strings starts in the 5th grade.

WJCC music students and the building based musical ensembles are active participants in the numerous activities sponsored by the Virginia Band & Orchestra Directors Association and the Virginia Choral Directors Association.  Many of our Secondary Ensembles are recognized as some of the highest quality within the Commonwealth.  Each school participates in Fine Arts Festival Activities throughout the year to showcase students in all grades in the visual and performing arts. Numerous partnerships with region, community and civic organizations exist to promote the arts in the WJCC schools.