Fine and Performing Arts


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Students in all grades K-12, participate in music in the Dracut Public Schools.   This includes general music classes from grades K through grade 6, as well as the band, choral and string program.   The band program involves students from grades 5 through 12.  The choral program involves students
grades 3 through 12.  The string program is offered to students from grades 4
 through 12.

The high school offers marching band, concert band and jazz band.  The high school choral program consists of chorus, show choir  and an a cappella vocal ensemble.  The high school also offers string orchestra. The marching band, show choir, select chorus and string orchestra have traveled to Disney World in Florida as well as New York to participate in music festivals and competitions.  The groups have often received Silver and Gold ratings  at these festivals.  All the high school ensembles perform frequently throughout the year at school and at various venues and competitions both locally and throughout the state.

The high school music department also produces a full length “Broadway” musical each spring.

At the high school level,  music appreciation, music theory and music technology classes are offered as electives.

The middle school offers band, chorus and orchestra for grades 6 through 8 during the school day. General Music is offered weekly in grade 6.

Students in the middle school and  high school are  eligible to audition for participation in the Northeast District Junior and Senior Music Festivals. Senior High students are also eligible to participate in the ALL-STATE Music Festival, if successfully recommended at their District auditions.

Lessons are offered in grades 5 and 6 for band instruments and in grades 4 through 6  for string instruments once a week in a small group setting.  

At the elementary level general music classes are offered every  week with a certified music teacher.  There is an after school chorus program for the elementary students in grades 3 through 5.

The All Town Grade 5 Band and Orchestra meet once per week after school.

Music Staff

Robin Mallory-Strings/ Orchestra- Grades 4-12
Zach Cooper- Band -Grades 5-12
Sarah Mitchell- Chorus- Grades 6-12; Music electives -Grades 9-12
Andrea Grande- General Music- Grades K-2
Lisa Rupp -General Music Grades 3-6; Chorus -Grades 3-5
Jillian Bamford-General Music- Grades K-5; Chorus- Grades 3-5
Shelley Turnbow- General Music - Grades K-5: Chorus-Grades 3-5



The Dracut Public Schools pride themselves on the accomplishments of its art students. Many students have participated in the district’s art program and have gone on to major in art in college. Many currently have outstanding careers in the art field.

The high school offers various levels of art for students from Introductory classes, to Advanced. Dracut students have received great recognition  for their work over the years. Students consistently shine at the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards, as well as other statewide festivals. (Mr. Francis Viens, Instructor) remove

At the Richardson Middle School, students in Grade 8 receive art instruction,  four times per week for one semester. Grade 6 students receive instruction once per week all year. Students explore different art media and participate in creative projects. Many students have gained recognition in statewide competitions such as the Fire Safety Prevention Poster Contest.  (Mrs.Lynne Shepherd,  Grade 8 Instructor, Ms. Christina Godin, Grade 6 Instructor) remove

Currently at the elementary level, students receive art instruction once every week with a certified art teacher. This is the first formal introduction to art for most elementary age students.  Students experience a variety of wet and dry media through art elements-based tasks, while building their confidence, vocabulary, and fine motor skills.  Stude

nts in grades Kindergarten through  5 attend elementary art classes. (Ms. Lori Aponovich, Ms. Jennifer Howshan, Ms. Ashley Mullins, Instructors ) remove

Art Staff

Francis Viens - Dracut High School
Lynne Shepherd - Richardson Middle School / Grade 8
Christina Godin - Richardson Middle School / Grade 6
Jennifer Howshan - Englesby Elementary
Ashley Mullins - Brookside Elementary and Greenmont Elementary
Lori Aponovich - Campbell Elementary and Greenmont Elementary

Thank you.  Please do not hesitiate to email me or call directly if you have any questions regarding the Fine Arts program.

Leon Grande
Fine Arts Coordinator


On-Line Registration and Payments

(Bus Pass K-12, Athletics 9-12, DHS Parking Pass and
Fine and Performing Arts)

Welcome to the registration page for the various user fees collected by the Dracut Public Schools.  We have expanded our relationship with FamilyID, a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs. Once parents complete a one-time registration, they will be able to click on the appropriate area and complete payment.

Effective in July 2015, all user fees must be made electronically through PayPal. 
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