Participation in the fine arts encourages students to uncover new talent and sharpen creative skills. Lower School students engage in developmentally appropriate experiences designed to cultivate an early appreciation for visual arts and music. Our Middle and Upper School students fine-tune their abilities with opportunitites to participate in choral and instrumental music, dance, theatre, and advanced study in the visual arts.
Throughout the school year. Hammond plays host to several performance events including choral performances, school plays, and theatrical productions.
Our students perform far beyond the campus, as well. The Upper School Drama Department and the Select Ensemble, Hammond's premier auditioned choral group, have shared their talents with audiences nationally and internationally. The Drama Department performed Les Misérables at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, and the Select Ensemble shared their vocal talent in Auschwitz and at two Papal Masses on New Year's Day for Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in Rome.