Department Head: Mr. Tim Watkins
Art Teachers: Andria Alvarez, Juan Saenz, Raul Pérez, Stephanie Sala
Students learn to create art works in drawing, painting, and a variety of mediums. Students keep a portfolio, a folder and a sketch pad diary.
- Art I-IV
- Art Appreciation (Dual Enrollment)
Director: Christopher Fernandez
Theater Arts I incorporates basic acting techniques, the role of the actor interpreting dramatic literature, and the historical evolution of performace styles as a basis for Theater Productions. Theater Productions require that student act on stage in front of an audience in the course.
Band Director: Neil Nelson
Assistant Directors: Donna Cook, Frank Salinas, Beth Van Epps
The Mighty Rattler Band has a reputation for excellence in the Rio Grande Valley and in the State of Texas. Students develop skills that allow them to be successful as a marching band, in UIL concert and sight reading contest, UIL solo and ensemble contest, and All-State band.
- Marching Band I-IV
- Applied Music I-II
- Concert Band I-IV
Choir Director: Tim Watkins
"Music must always be an integral part of the education process. Every human being should have the opportunity to experience and share, through music, those emotions that uplift mankind, nurture the quality of life, and give depth and meaning to our existence. Beauty, aesthetics and a realization of all emotions through the arts are a precious part of the human experience. They are ever present in music. Without them life would have little meaning." (Richard Floyd) The choral program of Sharyland endeavors to keep this opportunity available through vocal music courses. Learning the correct way to breathe and produce music makes the student realize that music does not just happen; and good music takes work. "Working for pleasure" is our goal in the choral music department.
For Boys Only Choir
Advanced Choir I-IV
- Varsity Treble Choir
- Non-Varsity Treble Choir
Director: Monica Martinez-Montemayor
Dancers will explore different opportunities that dance can offer the individual. This course will prepare the student for performance and develop awareness for the body’s movement.
Directors: Juan Carlos Lopez, Juan Gilberto Vazquez
- Mariachi JV
- Mariachi Varsity
- String Ensemble