Fine & Performing Arts

Mission:
As a result of instruction in the Fine and Performing Arts, all Needham Students, will develop skills in and an understanding of creating, performing and presenting, responding, and connecting; the four components of the creative process.

Vision Statement:
As a core academic subject, Needham Public School Students will engage in a rigorous standards based arts education, rooted in the creative process, which further develops a child’s ability to communicate, think creatively, problem solve, and collaborate. Social emotional and 21st Century Skills are inherently taught in and through the arts. All students will become skilled in the four components of the creative process as outlined by the National Standards for the Arts.

    Creating
    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
    Refine and complete artistic work.

    Performing, Presenting, and Producing
    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
    Taking risks
    Expressing Personal Feelings and Emotions

    Responding
    Perceive and analyze artistic work.
    Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
    Listening and seeing critically and discriminating qualitatively
    Understanding how the arts evoke feelings, meanings, and images

    Connecting
    Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
    Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
    Recognizing and appreciating a wide variety of styles and genres

Ms. LeeAnn Sutton
Fine & Performing Arts Director
781-455-0800 x2440
LeeAnn_Sutton
@needham.k12.ma.us

Felicia Fraser
Senior Bookkeeper
781-455-0800 x2441
felicia_fraser@needham.k12.ma.us

What's Happening:

SAMD Musical - The Wedding Singer 
October 26, 27 & 28
Newman Elementary School Auditorium
Needham Wicked Local 
Ticket Order Form

Grade 3 Recorder Information
3rd Grade Recorder Order Form

Begining String Registration Form

Beginning Band Registration Form

Needham Elementary Honors Band Auditions
The Needham Fine and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce the auditions for the 2018-19 Needham Public Schools’ Elementary Honors Band. All students in Advanced Band will receive fliers with details about the ensemble and auditions, which will take place on October 4. For additional questions about Honors Band, please contact the director, Allison Penn, at allison_penn@needham.k12.ma.us. We strongly encourage Needham’s finest Advanced Band members to audition for this group!







Dear Needham Community, Please check out the four videos below that our students put together 
to give new students and others a "taste" of what our programs are. Enjoy!

A Taste of the NHS Performing Arts Program

A Taste of the NHS Visual Arts Program

NHS Symphonic Band Performs@ Symphony Hall

NHS Chorale Performs @ Symphony Hall

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