Creative and Performing Arts
Parkland has a long history of providing exceptional creative and performing arts opportunities for students. Our Musical Theatre production in semester one involves up to 90 students in all aspects of the show and typically runs four nights of sold out shows. Parkland is a relatively small school which means that any student wishing to participate in performing and creative arts will find a place here.
A fabulous adventure for students who love to be on stage to sing, dance, and act. Four months of rehearsals result in a highly polished and resourced professional quality performance for the school and community.
Theatre Production 9-12
Students collaborate with the performers to produce the set for the musical production. Students form the technical and production crew for the major productions at Parkland.
Develop the fundamentals of acting through creative means. Experiment with pantomime, improvisation, play writing, scene building, and character development.
Explore vocal work, styles of acting, directing, auditioning, film, and make up. The semester culminates in a public performance.
Dance Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Courses are offered at every level and involve work in jazz, hip hop, contemporary and tap. Students are also offered the opportunity to choreograph their own dances and design their own costumes. There are at least two public performances throughout the semester.
This is a Parkland specialty. Students at every level are encouraged to register. Coffee houses run every Friday and there are opportunities to perform at lunch hour concerts as well as at our annual talent show.
Concert Band 9-12
Opportunities for numerous performances and special trips. This course sustains and extends students' musical abilities and is part of a strong community of musical performers at Parkland.
Jazz Band 9-12
Learn new styles, develop improvisation skills, and learn jazz theory basics. You will have lots of fun in this tight knit ensemble.
Musical Theatre Orchestra 10-12
Learn to play orchestra music for the Musical Theatre Production and experience a real life orchestra experience.
Vocal Music 9-12
Students will be given a variety of musical genres to learn from and be given many opportunities for performance.
Art history, drawing, painting, clay, printmaking, graphic design are all components of this creative course.
Students will produce images in a number of different artistic media and can explore their own art style in more depth.
Ceramics and Sculpture 11/12 and Drawing and Painting 11/12
Opportunities are provided to work in greater detail in these focus areas.
Ms. Christine Irving - Fine Arts Department Head
Junior Drama & Senior Acting classes, Director and Producer for Musical Theatre
Ms. Stacey Frith
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced dance classes, Choreographer for Musical Theatre
Ms. Cristina Sousa
Musical Director of Jazz and Concert bands, Guitar 9-12, Vocal Music 9-12, and Musical Theatre Orchestra Director
Mr. Andre Gogol
Digital Media, Junior and Senior Art, Ceramics and Sculpture 11/12, and Drawing and Painting 11/12
Mr. Tyler Caddell
Set designer for Stagecraft/Theatre Production