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Performing Arts Department

About the Performing Arts Department

As we strive for an extraordinary quality of life, the Ponderosa High School Performing Arts Department cares for and respects each individual, learns and works together to create an artistic environment that encourages creativity through aesthetic awareness, provides mutual encouragement and support as we work hard to achieve high standards, and prepares all students for a lifelong appreciation of the arts.


Student of the Month 

Congratulations to Geoffrey Kress on being selected Student of the Month for August!  "Geoff is our senior drum major and has taken on a huge role putting together the marching band show for this fall.  He is a steady leader who sets a great example and works incredibly hard for the benefit of the entire music program.  Geoff also performed last year in the pit orchestra for "Sweet Charity" and spends a lot of time volunteering in his spare time (I'm not sure how he has any spare time, though!!!)."


Performing Arts Staff

Kelly Dunkley
Theatre Teacher
Bill Phalen
Department Chair/Instrumental Music Instructor
Sheresa Wilbanks
Vocal /Piano Music Instructor

Course Offerings

17-18 Performing Arts Course Descriptions

Instrumental Music

Concert Band
Guitar I
Guitar II
Guitar III
Percussion Tech
Piano I
Piano II
Wind Ensemble

Vocal Music

Estrella Choir
Men's Select Choir
Women's Select Choir


Advanced Video Production
Mass Media Video Production I
Tech Theatre I
Tech Theatre II
Theatre I
Theatre II
Theatre III
Theatre Production Ensemble

Additional Courses

Music Theory
AP Music Theory