• Fine Arts  
    Welcome to the Windy Hill Middle School Fine Arts:
    The Wolf Pack Power Choirs and Theatre WHMS
    The WHMS Fine Arts Department is not only the largest middle school arts program in the county, giving students a hands on learning experience in all aspects of the performing arts, but it is a district leader in community outreach and leadership.  Our mission and vision, as an organization, is simple:
    As a member of one of our fine arts programs, students will be given the opportunity to give back to the community through performance, voluntering and the charitable giving of the organization.  All community outreach is a product of student led initiatives.  So, in short, members of the WHMS Fine Arts program will get the most hands on experience in all aspects of the arts, as well as working to make a difference in our communtiy and world.
    "The arts are for everyone.  It is the greatest teacher, healer and reminder of our humanity."
    Windy Hill is proud of it's strong performing arts and choral tradition.  Below is a description of the current Choir and Drama/Musical Theatre options at Windy Hill Middle School.
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    • Voci Angelique, Beginners Choir:  This class is a performance-based class open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders who have never sang in a group before.  This class will focus on music theory and proper vocal technique.  This is a year long elective.  At the end of the year, students will be fluent in reading music and have a sound foundation in singing properly.  This group will also gain practical vocal experience through performance.
    • Bella Voce:  This class is an advanced female vocal ensemble group open to 7th and 8th grade students.  Students are admitted into this class through audition.  Bella Voce is a premiere Power Choir and will have numerous community performances throughout the year.
    • Choral Commotion:  This is an elite show choir performance mixed vocal ensemble open to 7th and 8th grade students.  Students are admitted into this class through audition.  Choral Commotion is a premiere Power Choir and will have numerous community performances throughout the year.
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    • Drama/Musical Theatre:  In this class, students will learn about conventions of the theartre, acting techniques and staging dramatic performances.  Additionally, students in class are expected to participate in both Mainsage Productions of the year, as well as the Senior Showcase in May.  Students are selected for this class based on audition and the class is currently offered to 7th and 8th grade students..
    The Wolf Pack Power Choirs and Musical Theatre Programs are under the direction of Mr. Tarquine.
    Phone:  352-394-2123
    Fax:  352-394-7901
    About Mr. T...
    Mr. Tarquine has been teaching for 11 years.  All of those years have been in Lake County.  This is Mr. Tarquine's sixth year at Windy Hill Middle School.  Prior to that he taught at Gray Middle.  There he created the Gray Middle School Singing Gator Show Choir and built their Performing Arts Department to the largest middle school program in the county.  Prior to teaching, Mr. Tarquine worked with many Orlando music groups and performers as a vocal coach and music arranger.
    Mr. Tarquine is excited to continue the proud tradition of Windy Hill Choir and Performing Arts. He is looking forward to another great year continuing to grow the performing arts program and to an exciting school year!
Last Modified on September 14, 2018