Fine Arts

Extra-curricular programs are an integral part of student life at Hamburg School. Our primary goal is to enhance the academic, social and emotional development of our student body through offering a variety of athletic, artistic, literary, and musical activities. After school activities promote time management skills; allows for exploration of diverse interests; builds self esteem, teamwork abilities, and goal setting. The Hamburg School encourages our students to become involved.

Advisor: Mrs. Wassel

The Art Club meets twice per month, from approximately mid-October through mid-May.  Meeting dates are posted on my school web page.  During Art Club meetings students explore a variety of materials and techniques, and are encouraged to think creatively.  The Art Club has the privilege of assisting in the design and creation of the backgrounds/props/displays for our annual school musical, as well as for other school events.

Advisor: Mrs. Tarantino

Band is offered to 4th through 8th grade students with 3 levels of performance groups covering beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Band is a graded subject. Students will be graded on attendance at lessons and rehearsals, concert participation, and technical ability on the instrument. Students will be taken out of one class and/or activity period each week on a rotating basis. Students are responsible for making up work from the missed classes. Select 6th-8th grade band students may be offered the opportunity to audition for the Sussex County Junior Honors Band in the fall, and all 7th-8th grade students will be invited to participate in the District Concert normally held in January or February. Select students may also have the opportunity to participate in High School band events such as Marching Band or Jazz Band.

Advisor: Mrs. Tarantino

4th-8th grade students have the opportunity to join Hamburg School’s chorus. Chorus normally meets during activity period once or twice per week, according to the weekly schedule. Chorus is a performance oriented program, culminating in winter and spring concerts.  Select 6th-8th grade chorus students may be offered the opportunity to audition for the Sussex County Junior Honors Chorus in the fall, and all 7th-8th grade students will be invited to participate in the District Concert normally held in January or February. All chorus students are invited each year to sing at Hamburg’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at the firehouse in December.

Advisors: Mrs. Tarantino and Mrs. Wassel

Students in 5th through 8th grades can participate in Hamburg School’s spring musical. Students must audition in order to participate in the show. Students of all ages have equal opportunity to earn lead and secondary character parts. All students who audition will be accepted into the chorus section, with lead parts assigned based on audition results. Students rehearse after school til 4:30 or 5:00 four to five days per week from February through April show dates.