Visual & Performing Arts

“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and is a test to the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
-John F. Kennedy

6th Gr. Choir

All incoming sixth graders who wish to be in choir are placed into this course. Classes are divided into two equal classes of lower voices and two classes of upper voices based on voice type.

Sponsor:  Ms. Anvoots


Band is a co-curricular class made up of students playing brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments.  There are three concert bands: Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band.

Sponsor:  Mr. Simpson

Concert Choir

This class is open to 7th and 8th grade students who have choral experience. This class will be audition based with two classes being upper voices and two classes being lower voices. Academic and performance dedication is required at a higher level in this choir. Students learn more challenging repertoire and advanced music literacy skills.

Sponsor:  Ms. Anvoots

Jazz Band

Jazz Band is an extra-curricular activity open to all 7th and 8th grade students.  The Jazz Band competes annually at the ISSMA Jazz Festival, Purdue University Jazz Festival, Bloomington Jazz Festival, and the Indiana State University Jazz Festival as well as performing at various community events.

Sponsor:  Mr. Simpson

Mixed Choir

7th graders and 8th graders who wish to be in choir are placed into this course.  This ensemble consists of two classes of upper voices and two classes of lower voices.

Sponsor:  Ms. Anvoots


Orchestra is the string ensemble at HCMS and is available to all students. This is an opportunity to learn new things while making music!

Sponsor:  Ms. Wentz

VCSC Swope Art Exhibit

In 1966, Director Howard E. Wooden suggested that the Swope, in cooperation with the Vigo County School Corporation, hold a student exhibition to showcase the excellence of both the area’s young artists and the area’s art teachers. The exhibition features student artwork from each school in the Vigo County School Corporation, as well as several other area private schools. Art work is carefully chosen for the Swope Student Exhibit to include students from each grade level with a variety of medium and subject matter. Schools are allowed one entry per 100 students.

Sponsor:  Mrs. Cleveland