Athletics & Arts

La Salle Arts Overview

Welcome to the Arts Program at La Salle!

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  • With the Arts at La Salle, our goal is to continue to offer an inclusive community for students to express themselves in a healthy, positive, and artistic way.

    We provide opportunities for expression through multiple artistic areas, and we aim to equip students with the 21st century skills of collaboration, creativity, communication, and expression. We strive to foster a sense of respect for all persons that starts with us as educators modeling this behavior with our students and each other. Students are beginning to decide who they are and define their identity within their communities; all skills that we as Lasallian artists and educators can encourage them to explore.
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La Salle Academy offers students a unique and demanding secondary school performing arts education.

Building Confidence

While our goal is empowering students on stage, we also help build their confidence through participation in the arts. It's this positive self-image that contributes to their future success.

We foster these outcomes in various ways, including co-curricular activities that support our academic focus. Along with this comes encouraging membership in performing arts activities, such as:
  • La Salle Players (theatre company)
  • La Salle Concert Choir
  • Boys and Girls A Cappella
  • Dance Club (two sections)
  • Voices Inc. (performance poetry group)

For More Information

For more information, please email Thomas Haynes, La Salle Academy's director of fine arts, or call him at 401-351-7750 ext. 183.

Purchase tickets online or call the box office at 401-351-7750 Ext. 170.

Activities

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  • Art Club

    The Art Club offers students an opportunity to work with various art media in the art studios. Student members are able to develop their creativity and art making skills in a social setting.
  • Chorus

    The La Salle Chorus invites all members of the La Salle community (students, parents, faculty and friends) to participate. The chorus sings at school liturgies, at Christmas at La Salle, and at other functions. No experience is necessary. 
  • Dance

    The Dance Club meets weekly for the entire school year. Everyone is welcome to join whether he/she has dance experience or not. Students will learn techniques in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and Ballroom Dancing and will also have the opportunity to perform at Christmas at La Salle and the Spring Collage Concerts.
  • Drama & Stage Crew

    All students are welcome to audition and perform in the wide variety of plays and musicals presented at La Salle each year. Another great opportunity for students is to work on the stage crew where students learn everything from building a set to working in the box office. Rehearsal schedules vary according to the show, but generally each show rehearses from six to eight weeks.
  • Film Society

    This club will meet to screen films and to have follow up discussions. Films will be screened every other week in the TV studio with follow-up film talks happening at the next meeting. The group will determine films to be screened by their importance in cinematic history as well as their impact upon American culture. The Film Society will also host special topics symposiums throughout the year. The symposium topics will include “Race and Film”, “Women in the Media, “Celluloid Politics”, and “The Suburbs, from Sitcoms to The Simpsons”.
  • Instrumental Music

    Concert Band 
    The ensemble examines music at one of its most important levels – performance. Students enrolled in this course will develop concepts and skills necessary to accurately and effectively perform various styles of music. They will develop their own individual musicianship as well as their ability to be a contributing member of a large ensemble. This award winning ensemble performs at all school concerts as well as at various music festivals from Boston, Ma. to Williamsburg, Va. 

    Wind Ensemble 
    The La Salle Academy Wind Ensemble maintains an annual enrollment of approximately thirty musicians. The ensemble, made up of mostly juniors and seniors, examines music at one of its most important levels – performance. Open by audition or invitation only, we strive to perform music on a deeper and more serious level. This award winning ensemble performs at all school concerts as well as at various music festivals from Boston, Ma. to Williamsburg, Va.

    Jazz Studies 
    The La Salle Academy Jazz Studies program consists of two extracurricular ensembles: The Jazz Band strives to maintain the traditional “Big Band” Era instrumentation. The group performs music from the “Big Band” Era as well as Latin, funk, jazz-rock, and contemporary jazz. This group is open to all wind players; rhythm section members are admitted by audition only. The Jazz Ensemble is an ensemble rooted in the jazz combo tradition. The group consists of four to six serious jazz musicians and is open by audition or invitation only. Students deeply explore arranging and improvisation. Both ensembles perform at all school concerts as well as performances in the local community, at various school functions, and at music festivals from Boston, Ma. to Williamsburg, Va. 

    String Orchestra 
    The La Salle Academy String Orchestra examines music at one of its most important levels – performance. Students enrolled in this course will develop concepts and skills necessary to accurately and effectively perform various styles of music. They will develop their own individual musicianship as well as their ability to be a contributing member of a large ensemble. This award winning ensemble performs at all school concerts as well as at various music festivals from Boston, Ma. to Williamsburg, Va. Open to all students who have prior experience on an orchestral string instrument. 
  • Photography

    The Photography Club offers students the opportunity to engage in various photographic activities and projects. Students are introduced to traditional wet darkroom processes and may also choose to edit their digital photographs. Members are able to share and discuss their work and are encouraged to enter high school photography competitions. 
  • WLSA/Sports Broadcasting

    WLSA is La Salle Academy’s broadcast journalism club which runs an online broadcast network.  Shows on the network will alternate between a sports shorts “sports wrap” program and the WLSA bi-weekly morning news show.
La Salle Academy is a high school rich in history and grounded in the person and teachings of Jesus and the Catholic faith, which are core to the school's life and culture. The De La Salle Middle School provides a strong holistic foundation for students to transition into high school. The high school and middle school provide students of diverse ethnic, economic, and religious backgrounds, a community to foster growth in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s ideals of faith, service, and community.