Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe High School is the largest interdisciplinary public school in Northern New Mexico with a comprehensive art program open to all students. At Santa Fe High, several hundred students attend art classes every school day, whether its theater tech, studio art, advanced mixed choir, marching band or one of the other many classes. Santa Fe High recognizes that arts are not a luxury but an essential component of a quality education. Students who participate in art are more likely to perform well in academic classes. Whether they become professional artists or not, they take with them an experience that will serve them throughout their lives.

Santa Fe High arts students have performed locally, nationally and internationally and their art has been seen in major galleries. Many graduates have used the skills they learned at Santa Fe High to earn scholarships for higher education.

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New Mexican touts theater performance.

Guitarist, orchestra, choir, band members selected for all state ensembles.

Four Santa Fe High freshman win spots in middle school All State choir.

Singers, band members win spots in district honor ensembles.

Band, choir and orchestra score at state contests.

Band, choir, guitar and orchestra ensembles score high in regional assessment.

Orchestra soloists, ensembles win honors at regional competition.

Five band members selected for Southwest International Honor Band.

Ninth graders named to Youth All-State Festival for choir.

Choir, band, guitar, and orchestra members win spots in All State ensembles.

​​Orchestra Music Performance Assessment The Santa Fe High orchestra  will be among orchestras from across north central New Mexico performing for a panel of judges in an effort to qualify for the New Mexico Activity Association state championship. March 14 and 15. ​The Santa Fe High and Mandela International Magnet School beginning orchestra performs 11:30 a.m. March 14. On March 15, the Santa Fe High Concert Orchestra performs at 12:20 p.m. and the Symphonic Orchestra performs at 3 p.m. New Mexico Highlands University. Free.​

Band Solo and Ensemble  Soloists and small groups of musicians from the band play for a panel of judges. April 7. Los Alamos High School. All day. Free.

NMAA State Choir Competition - The Santa Fe High advanced mix and advanced women's choirs will compete against choirs from throughout the state before a panel of judges in this New Mexico Activities Association state championship competition. April 13 and 14. Performance times to be announced. Sue V. Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho. Free.

NMAA State Band Competition - The Santa Fe High Concert Band will be among high school bands from throughout the state performing for a panel of judges in this New Mexico Activities Association state championship competition. April 20 and 21. Times to be announced. Sue V. Cleveland High School, Rio Rancho. Free.

Santa Fe Public Schools Present A Starry Night - Santa Fe High choir, band, guitar, percussion and orchestra ensembles  will be among groups from across the school district in this showcase fundraiser. April 30. 6:30 p.m. Lensic Performing Arts Center. VIP tickets, $25; Reserved, $10; children 10 and under free. Buy tickets online or the Lensic.

Band-O-Rama The band performs in the final band-only concert of the school year. Awards will be presented and the senior class of 2018 will be honored. May 8. 5:30 pm. SFHS Band Room. Free. 

Orchestra Concert The orchestras perform in their final program-only concert of the year. May 9. 6 p.m. SFHS Band Room. Free.

Music Department Spring Concert Musicians and ensembles from the choir, band, orchestra, and guitar programs perform together for the last time this school year. The first-ever concert in the round for the music department, the concert will feature the audience surrounded by the musicians. Selections include popular to classical. May 15. Performances at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. SFHS Band Room. Free.