The Fine Arts are integral components of the balanced curriculum in RRISD, and our course offerings have been recognized as outstanding at the state level and beyond for many years. A variety of courses are offered to students at all ages, beginning with regular art and music instruction in grades K-5. Secondary courses begin in sixth grade and offer all students the opportunity to participate in a rigorous CURRICULAR study in Band, Choir, Orchestra, Theatre, Dance, and Art.
The district also offers students a variety of activities beyond the academic classroom, including the RRISD Festival of Bands; Elementary Music Festival, Sixth Grade Choral Festival; Middle School and High School band, choir, and orchestra clinics; marching band; string camps; Texas Music Educators Association All-Region, All-Area, and All-State Band, Choir, or Orchestra; Secondary Art Show; Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) competition; Elementary Art Exhibit at Lakeline Mall, dance recitals and competitions, UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest, UIL One-Act Play Competition, Musical Theatre and numerous other performances.
At all grade levels and campuses, the fine arts support student learning by developing critical thinking skills, encouraging active participation in learning, and providing opportunities for self-expression through a variety of media. In the Round Rock ISD, the fine arts are more than enrichment; they are part of the essential knowledge and skills that prepare students for success in the twenty-first century!