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Arts

Build a talent or discover a gift.

Find your place as an artist or performer!

Step on stage and sing. Create a masterpiece. Dive into a character through acting. Make an audience crack up. Build a talent, or take a leap into the unknown.

The arts are a vital part of a Ramona education. We believe that every student should be able to nurture an intimate connection between her creative spirit and its expression in the arts.


Click here to learn about the variety of classes offered in the Visual and Performing Arts department. All of Ramona's Visual and Performing Arts courses are approved by the University of California. However, students do not have to be enrolled in an arts class to participate in the arts at Ramona.

Art, theatre and music are integrated into daily life. Students showcase their hard work and talents at concerts, exhibitions, and performances, including a spirited all-school talent show.

Whether singing the Alma Mater at the end of a volleyball game or pep rally, joining in a hymn at an all-school liturgy, or singing the Senior Class song at graduation, music inspires us.

Student art work is exhibited throughout the campus, and Ramona artists share their gifts through designing sets, advertising school events, and participating in service projects such as The Empty Bowl Project.

Acting, play writing and improvisation enrich assemblies and strengthen leadership.

Theatre Productions
Theatre games, imagination, movement and fun characterize the after-school Theatre Program. A highlight is the Fall Play, which is open to the entire school community by audition. Play selections have ranged from Shakespeare to contemporary pieces, including plays authored by Ramona student playwrights.


ComedySportz

Ramona is proud to be a part of the ComedySportz High School League, the largest, most successful improvisation training program for high school students in the country. The league empowers students to create their own theatre and nourishes their communication skills through improvisational theatre workshops and performances.

It encourages individuality and provides a forum to succeed or fail in a safe environment that combines showmanship with sportsmanship. The ComedySportz Team trains and competes all year, with special performances, including a hilarious faculty-student competition, held on campus in the spring.

ComedySportz is an incredibly vibrant, nurturing, and creative safe space. Our students find that this extracurricular activity goes beyond stage work into everyday situations. We are proud that Ramona's team has proven itself to be a tough and formidable competitor, all while providing us with tons of laughter and fun.
Richard Gallegos, Theatre Program Director

Art Exhibits

The Spring Art Show showcases the drawing, painting, and ceramics production of students in all of the arts classes. Highlights include an exhibition of the concentration sections of seniors' AP portfolios, which are in-depth artistic explorations developed over many months. At the Spring Art show, student artists also serve as "docents" who explain their thinking and artistic process to their guests.

The entire campus becomes the setting for students' artistic vision when advanced art students collaborate on construction of a work of art that is installed temporarily in a public area of campus.

Through an advanced problem solving process, which also includes creating ideas, consideration of their audience, obtaining approvals, and presenting their work, students connect the skills they have acquired from previous art classes. The tradition of these public works has engendered an atmosphere of pride as students strive to create projects that others will consider interesting and meaningful.

Recent projects include:

  • “Just Keep Swimming,” a water-activated work on the sidewalk meant to encourage others on rainy days.
  • “Rainbow Stump,” painted tree stumps challenged viewers to see the new beginnings in the ends of things.
  • “Moon and Sun,” a tape mural celebrating the last weeks of school and the transition of the senior class.
  • “Tangled in Worry,” ceramic sculpture and wire, illustrating the many pressures young women face. Examples were body image, study work load, time management, and family crisis.

Choir and Handbell Concerts

The Winter Concert, Spring Concert, liturgies, casual mini-concerts, events and service projects give voice to our talented musicians--singers and handbell ringers alike. Musical selections range from early music to Bach to the latest pop tunes. Any student may join the choir or handbell ensemble. Admission to the Chamber Singers is by audition.

Click here to learn about the classes you can take in the Visual and Performing Arts department. All of Ramona's Visual and Performing Arts courses are approved by the University of California.

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