Kamloops-Thompson’s Art in the High Country 2024

Posted On Friday March 15, 2024

Story provided by Alanna Mounsey, Fine Arts Coordinator 

In the 2022-2027 District Strategic Plan, we are committed to students’ intellectual development in multi-modal (print, digital, music, drama) literacies.

On March 5th and 6th, SD73's Art in the High Country 2024 exemplified how students in grades 5 to 12 are keen to grow and share their passions and competencies in a wide range of performance literacies showcased at the Sagebrush theater.

Schools presented a large array of work including drama, music, choir, dance, concert band, and jazz band to an enthusiastic audience of parents and community members.

More than 845 students participated from all across the school district.

This year’s events were adjudicated to provide immediate feedback about their performances to students and teachers, enabling each group to improve and grow in their art form. Over the two days, students built meaningful relationships that supported and strengthened learning and growth while forming a sense of community as they cheered, watched, and gave feedback to their peers.

In addition to the demonstration of students’ passions and abilities in performance arts this event capitalized on the District Strategic Plan values of connections and relationships, equity, and well-being.

Art in the High Country is a shining example of what we can do when we remove barriers and create environments that provide accessible and empowering opportunities for all students and staff to thrive while fostering opportunities that promote emotional, psychological, and physical, well-being for all students and staff.

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