Richmond Public Schools offers a plethora of opportunities and experiences through the arts in the areas of Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Theatre. RPS students will participate in music and art starting in elementary school and will have the opportunity to continue throughout their educational career. We believe that all of our students are talented and we cherish the opportunity to explore, expand and enhance their talents through our offered genres. Our areas of opportunities are: K-5 General Music, K-12 Visual Arts, 4-12 Orchestra, 4-12 Band, 4-8 Harp, 6-12 Guitar, 6-12 Chorus, 6-12 Theatre, 6-12 Dance.
The vision of Richmond Public Schools' Fine Arts department is to reinforce skills of analysis, creative choice, critical thinking, and communication for students through engaging experiences and opportunities. Through offerings in dance, theatre, music and visual arts, the culture of artistic excellence reinforces the essential skills needed to be academically successful and life-ready.