The Arts at PACS
Performing Arts Opportunities
Students have many opportunities to explore their musical interests at PACS. We offer Concert Bands, Marching Band,Drum Line, Jazz Band, Small Ensembles, Concert Choirs, Select Choir, piano classes, music theory, Drama Club, All-County ensembles, All-State ensembles and Solo Festival. In addition to scheduled concerts throughout the year, students will also have a number of opportunities to perform in community events, such as “Light Up Pulaski” and the Farmer’s Market. Typically, 60-70% of students in grades six through twelve participate in one of our performing groups.
Visual Arts Opportunities
Students have many possibilities to engage in the arts throughout the year in many different capacities. PACS offers an afterschool Art Club open to all students in grades nine through twelve. We also offer community service projects, school enhancement projects, an annual field trip and there are many extra opportunities to create art outside of the classroom. There are also numerous art shows that students can participate in. There are in-house art shows throughout the academic year, including our annual art show and the end-of-year show where we showcase art that has been created throughout the year. We also have an Artist of the Year show, where we highlight and study a famous artist. Each spring, students have the opportunity to participate in the Oswego County Art Competition and the winter brings the Regional Scholastic Art Competition. Additionally, we have students participate in the NYSSBA Exhibit taking place during the NYSSBA (New York State School Boards Association) Conference, Intermediate Beaver Lake Art Naturally at Beaver Lake Nature Center and the Congressional Exhibit in Albany.