Music/Performing Arts Department
Welcome to the Arlington High School Music/Performing Arts Department
Richard Guillen, Coordinator, office ext. 31136Music Department faculty office ext. 31138The Arlington High School Music/Performing Arts program is a nationally recognized music program that has enjoyed many successes since its beginnings over 50 years ago.The Arlington Performing Arts program has been named one of the NAMM Foundation's BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION IN THE USA every year since 2012. The band, orchestra, chorus, and theater arts programs have garnered many accolades and honors at the local, regional, state, and national levels. The Arlington High School music department currently supports 5 concert bands, 5 orchestras, 2 choirs, 3 jazz ensembles, a competitive marching band, an indoor color guard, and numerous instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles. The department also offers a comprehensive Theater Arts course of study and a drama club that performs plays and musicals.Arlington High School musical ensembles and music students have performed at Carnegie Hall, The Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic, the NYSSMA State Music Conference, the ASTA National String Conference, the ACSD National Choral Conference, the Berklee Jazz Festival, NYSSMA Majors Festivals, and at Music in the Parks music festivals.
Curricular Ensembles currently offered are as follows, and all are assigned by audition/recommendation and are ability-based:
Bands:9th Grade Gold Band Band9th Grade Maroon BandConcert Band (10-12)Symphonic Band (10-12)Wind Ensemble (10-12)
Orchestras:Symphonette (9th grade)Chamber Orchestra (9th grade)Sinfonia Orchestra (10-12)Symphony Orchestra (10-12)Philharmonia Orchestra (10-12)
Choir:Mixed Chorus (9-12)Concert Choir (10-12)
Theater Arts:Introduction to DramaTheater ProductionActor's StudioIn addition, to the many exciting programs offered during the school day, the Arlington High School Music Department offers many large and small group ensembles after school. These groups require participation in a regular school day ensemble.
Some of these programs include:
- Saxophone Quartet
- String Quartets
- Admiral Players Theater Production
...and many other types of groups.