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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 Hudson Maness on being selected Student of the Month for February!  "Hudson is a senior who has participated in our Orchestra program for all 4 years of high school. In addition, for the last 2 years he has been in Pegasus, and also participated in the musical as a Sophomore. Hudson has been a member of the Colorado All-State Orchestra and last year was selected by audition to be the 1st chair violist in the All-State Symphony, making him in effect the top high school viola player in Colorado. This school year Hudson has taken on more of a leadership role as a student conductor, and has worked to help develop and improve the younger members of our orchestra program. Last summer Hudson was accepted to the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts, which serves as a development program for pre-professional musicians from around the world."

- Mr. Phalen


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