“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”
–William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
Music, dance, painting, theatre … writing, journalism, debate … UMS-Wright arts programs offer a home for everyone. From our award-winning drum line to our nationally-recognized yearbook to our entertaining stage performances and fascinating art exhibits, students of all ages utilize those keys that “unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”
K4-5th grade Keys
In the spirit of teaching the whole child, the lower school curriculum integrates music, art, and class plays in each child’s schedule. Each month, a lower school grade presents a class play with an accompanying art exhibit that celebrates the play’s theme. The Lower School Chorus represents the school at various area events such as Bellingrath Gardens' Holiday Lights show. After-school activities include ceramics, painting, creative drama, and piano.
Music Notes ~ Band, Symphony, Chorus
Under the direction of Richard DeLaFuente, UMS-Wright Band received the Superior ratings at state band competition in March 2013. Four of our music students were selected as members of the Mobile Youth Symphony. Our outstanding choral program earns recognition on local and state level with superior ratings at state assessments. Under the direction of Tracy Mank, our students are consistently selected for All State Choirs and All State Show Choir.