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Arts at the OCDSB

There are many opportunities for students to get involved in the Arts, be it drama, music, dance, photography, creative writing and more.  Arts opportunities are not only flourishing in our schools, but also in the greater community and through our Extra-curricular Creative Program through our Continuing Education services.

Don’t hesitate to get involved in arts activities in your own local school. From the Capital Cappies to Off-Beat, our famous percussion troupe, to the World Voices Choir, all schools are creating unique and vibrant performance opportunities that serve to make students life-long devotees to the arts!

Sample School Arts Programs 
     

School Name

Program Description

Contact Information

Secondary Schools

Canterbury High School


Did you know that
Canterbury High School is nationally recognized for offering a Fine Arts Program designed for students with a high interest and ability in the arts and academics? An in-depth study of Dance, Drama, Literary Arts, Music, or Visual Arts is available for students who meet the entrance criteria. Auditions are held in the last week of January and first three weeks of February each year. Upon successful completion of the program, a student is awarded both a Fine Arts Certificate and a secondary school diploma. To access the electronic application, please click here and follow the instructions provided. http://canterburyhs.ocdsb.ca/arts/


More information is available by calling Canterbury High School at 613-731-1191, ext. 302 or by visiting the
Canterbury High School web site.

Lisgar Collegiate Institute


Lisgar's Fine Arts Department features one of the top secondary school symphony orchestras in Canada. Lisgar continues to achieve high standards at local, provincial and national festivals. Lisgar CI has not only a Full Band Program but also a Co-curricular Choral Program and one of the few remaining high school string programs (traditional violin, viola, cello and bass) in the city.


More information is available by calling Lisgar Collegiate Institute at 613-239-2696 or by visiting the
Lisgar website.

Earl of March Secondary School


The EOM arts department includes Visual Art, Music, Dance, and Drama. Earl of March is well-known for having an exceptional arts program in all areas. Students have numerous opportunities to participate in the arts, including visits to the National Gallery of Canada, concert band performances, band trips, the dance showcase and an annual field trip to the Stratford Festival. Music students who are enrolled in band classes perform a minimum of two concerts and entertain at local functions. Concert bands and jazz bands compete in regional and national competitions, and the end result is frequently the “Gold” standing.


More information is available by calling Earl of March at 613-592-3361 or by visiting the
Earl of March website.

Longfield Davidson-Heights Secondary School


Longfield Davidson has an outstanding instrumental music program featuring concert and jazz bands. Instrumental Music classes at LDHSS include standard band instrumentation: flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, bass, and percussion.


More information is available by calling LDHSS at 613-843-7722 or by visiting the
LDHSS music website.

Sir Robert Borden High School


The SRB Fine Arts courses include Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Keyboarding (Piano), Band, Stage Band, Glee Club, Drama, Visual Arts and Digital Photography. All of the programs offered are delivered by exceptional teachers who challenge students to meet their full potential. Sir Robert Borden has won many medals and was sponsored by the Netherlands Embassy to visit the Van Gogh exhibition as winners in a Visual Arts competition. Sir Robert Borden provides students with a variety of program enhancements such as field trips to the National Gallery, band trips to New York City or Washington, musicals, a night photography field trip to parliament hill to name a few.

Music students who are enrolled in band classes perform three concerts for the community at large as well competes in regional and national competitions. The Fine Arts department at Sir Robert Borden High School truly demonstrates the three pillars of the school culture which are Respect, Appreciation and Perseverance.


 


More information is available by calling Sir Robert Borden High School at 613-829-5320 or by visiting the Sir Robert Borden High School website.

 

Elementary & Intermediate Schools

Alta Vista Public School


The Alta Vista Strings Program is a two year grades 7 & 8 program where students are introduced to basics of string music ensemble playing and exposure to string music repertoire. Alta Vista is one of only three schools in the Ottawa region that offers a strings music program. Alta Vista is unique in the sense that all students from every walk of life and every socio-economic background have the opportunity to experience playing a stringed instrument. They also have the opportunity to perform in various ensembles which range from String Orchestra to String Quartets and Quintets.


More information is available by calling Alta Vista Pubilc School at 613-733-7124 or by visiting the
Alta Vista website.

Broadview Public School


The Broadview music program includes all students in Grade 7 and Grade 8. These students learn to play a variety of musical instruments including brass, woodwinds, percussion and more. Our extra-curricular program features a Grade 7 Concert Band, a Grade 7 Jazz Band, a Grade 8 Concert Band and a Grade 8 Jazz Band.


More information is available by calling Broadview at 613-728-1721 or by visitng the
Broadview music webpage.

 

Longfield Davidson-Heights Imtermediate School


Intermediate students at LDHSS receive two 50 minute periods of instrumental music per week. In addition, LDH offers students the opportunity of joining four performance bands: Beginner Concert Band (Grade 7 students); Beginner Jazz Band (Grade 7 students); Senior Concert Band (Grade 8 students); and Gr. 8 Jazz Band (Audition required).


More information is available by calling LDHSS at 613-843-7722 or by visiting the
LDH Intermediate music website.

W.O. Mitchell Elementary School


The W.O. Mitchell music program includes all students in Grade 7 and Grade 8. These students learn to play a variety of musical instruments including flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, keyboard percussion, bass and percussion. Our extra-curricular program features a Grade 7/8 Concert Band.


More information is available by calling W.O. Mitchell at 613-271-1806 or by visitng the
W.O. Mitchell music webpage.