Fine Arts Overview

Welcome to the Black River Fine Arts Department!  We are proud to offer a variety of courses in both the visual and musical arts for our students.  

MUSICAL ARTS

The Black River music department is dedicated to developing a life-long love of music. Students are challenged to become proficient performers by rehearsing with their instruments daily and performing often. All performing ensembles at Black River work very hard to learn both as individual musicians and as members of a group. Students can look forward to public performances in both the concert setting as well as a festival setting where ratings will be given based on quality of performance. The music program stresses a college preparatory atmosphere by teaching basic music theory and history. Students do more than play their instruments and sing at Black River - they work to gain knowledge that will enable them to appreciate great music throughout their lives.

Music Courses offered:

Band
Beginning Brass & Percussion
Beginning Woodwinds
Middle School Band
Concert Band
Symphonic Band
Jazz Band

Orchestra
Beginning Orchestra
Preparatory Orchestra
Concert Orchestra
Advanced Orchestra

 

Choir
Vocal Elements
Concert Choir
Columbia Avenue Chamber Choir

 

 

VISUAL ARTS

The Art department of Black River provides a comprehensive and challenging visual art curriculum for our students. The middle school classes broaden students’ understanding of the cultures they study in Humanities with clear steps that build on one another. Students who complete the high school series of art courses will be prepared to enter college and life with real skills and a developed sense of personal aesthetics.  

Our Visual Arts classes include:

African & Egyptian Art
Asian Art
Early European Art
Art History

2D/3D Art Making
Drawing & Painting
Ceramics & Sculpture
Digital Media & Photography

 

Find out about what is going on by checking the Black River website. Check the News Feed on the main page for concert dates, upcoming activities, and all Fine Arts related news!

Questions?  Please contact Tammy Clark at clarkt@brpsk12.org

 

491 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: 616.355.0055

Fax: 616.355.0057