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NCHS Fine Arts

The Nolan Catholic Fine Arts program challenges students in art, dance, theatre, choir, band, orchestra and debate. The quality of the program and the intensity of the students’ dedication are evidenced in their performances. Their talents are showcased each year in recitals, band and debate competitions, art exhibits and theatre productions.



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Welcome to Nolan Catholic High School Fine Arts

Below you will find links to information about the many aspects of our Fine Arts Department, along with specific information regarding important dates and times for auditions and camps this spring and summer.

All students must have one Fine Arts credit for graduation. Any class in the Fine Arts Department will satisfy this graduation requirement and may be taken in any of your four years of high school, including your freshman year. Of course any student may have more than one Fine Arts credit, and may take a Fine Arts class each year. 

Most disciplines in the Fine Arts Department are curricular, meaning they are classes that meet during the school day and earn academic credit. The performing classes, however, by definition have most of their performances outside of the school day and so have a co-curricular component. A few groups are not curricular, but instead are extra-curricular, meaning they do not meet during the school day and do not earn academic credit. These distinctions are stated in the course guide and in this packet. Please bring this enclosed information with you when you come to NCHS to choose classes for next year.

If you have any questions about details of any of our Fine Arts classes/ programs, please feel free to contact us for further information. You can reach us at 817-457-2920, extensions listed below. We look forward to having you with us.

The Nolan Catholic High School Fine Arts Department:
Mrs. Moira McCarthy, Art - ext. 8260
Ms. Elan Schwericke, Dance - ext. 8311
Mrs. Abby Rosenthal, Drama - ext. 8563
Ms. Katie Knapek, Drama - ext. 8275
Mr. Brian Standridge, Director of Instrumental Bands: Band and Orchestra - ext. 8271
Mr. Chuck Compher, Assistant Director of Bands- ext. 8630
Ms. Mary-Margaret Meyer,  Director of Choral Music - ext. 8272