Students who participate in the performing arts have access to a more well-rounded education with over-arching values and topics across all subjects. Students are able to gain a better appreciation of the arts while learning important life skills that they will carry with them throughout high school and beyond. The arts create a supportive community in which all students can succeed and is an important part of the curriculum here at Wickenburg High School.
Many of the opportunities and experiences that we offer would not be possible without the Wickenburg Performing Arts Boosters (WPAB). Please visit our WPAB web page for more information.
Experiences in the Arts
Students are able to participate in three different types of arts here at Wickenburg. If schedules permit, many students will choose to be in all three ensembles: choir, band, and the theatre troupe at once! There is no extra cost to have these experiences, simply a willingness and commitment to spending time in and out of the classroom preparing for all rehearsals and upcoming performances.
At Vulture Peak, we offer both beginning band and advanced band. At the high school, we offer instrumental band for all students playing brass and woodwind instruments. There is a separate hour for percussion ensemble. While we separate these groups to ensure more individual attention, the percussion and winds perform together regularly. Performances for Vulture Peak and the high school include concerts, parades, pep band, and various solo opportunities in the community. We always welcome beginners at both the middle school and high school level.
We offer three choirs at the high school and one choir at Vulture Peak Middle School. At the high school, we have Women’s Chorus, an introductory women’s ensemble, Men's Chorus, an introductory men's ensemble, and Exousia Voce, an advanced mixed ensemble. At Vulture Peak, we have the Vulture Peak Chorus, a mixed ensemble that welcomes students of all ability levels. Choir students have the opportunity to perform in concerts at the Webb Center, all home football games, local concerts around the Wickenburg community, High School and Junior High Choral Festivals, Northern Arizona University's Jazz/Madrigal Festival, and in the Arizona Regional Honors Choir.
We offer two theatre performance classes and two annual extra-curricular productions here at Wickenburg High School. We welcome students of all ability levels to join the introductory level theatre class, while the advanced theatre class is for students who have taken the introductory class and would like to further their abilities as young actors and actresses. The theatre department also puts on two annual productions: a fall play and a spring musical. An auditioned cast of WHS students puts on these performances. The fall play and the spring musical are after-school commitments, and they offer very exciting opportunities for students to hone their skills in acting, dancing, and singing while creating new friends and learning life skills that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Meet the Directors
- Band - Mark Yamialkowski, WHS Band Teacher and Keyboard Instructor
- Choir - Mark Yamialkowski, WHS Choir Teacher
- Theatre - Sue Baker, WHS Theatre Teacher, Fall Play/Spring Musical Director, Theatre Troupe Sponsor
All performing arts events are held right here on the Wickenburg High School campus. We perform the fall play, spring musical, and all band and choir concerts on the famous Del E. Webb Center stage. Visit the Del E. Webb box office for tickets and information.
Del E. Webb Box Office
2001 W Wickenburg Way, Suite 3
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wickenburg High School Theatre
1090 S. Vulture Mine Rd.
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390
Keep up with the latest information, activities and events.
- Regional Honors Choir Audition – Practice Techniques and Tips
- Arizona Music Educators Association Individual Competition: Regional Honors Choir
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