H.J. Cody Visual Art Program includes art opportunities for Art 9, Art 10, Art 20, Art 30 and Art 31 students. The program includes all facets of media and technique over 4 years. As the students progress through the courses they will continue to organize and produce visual material and begin the journey of thinking and behaving like artists. 18 Visual Art High School Credits are available for the student. Art students also contribute works to our annual Fine Arts Fundraiser - ART and SOUL- where the student's work will be displayed and sold as prints.
The art students also have opportunities for International travel to major Art venues such as the Metropolitan and the MOMA ( Museum of Modern Art ) in New York,NY.
DRAMA & TECHNICAL THEATRE
H.J. Cody Drama consists of the regular scheduled Drama Program of Drama 9,10,20, and 20 as well as a Technical Theatre (Set, Lights, Sound, Costumes, etc) program offered simultaneously with senior high drama. This allows all in class work to be supported by theatre technicians throughout the term.
We also offer an array of acting opportunities for students to be a part of theatre productions. Student actors can take Advanced Acting for credit and be involved in the main theatre production or they may act in student-directed One-Acts for our Zone festival.
Our program has had many accolades including 3 nominations to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, several winning performances at our zone festival that sent us on to Provincials, and several awards for both acting and technical theatre at the Provincial festival over the last decade.
ARTS & SOUL FUNDRAISER
Art and Soul is H.J Cody's Fine Arts Department Annual Fundraiser.
It is an evening of Music, Drama and Visual Art .
Music performances may include students, well-known artist's or up and comers.
Drama performances often include One-act plays and/or Monologues performed and directed by H.J. Cody Drama students.
Visual Art students display and sell prints of their artwork in a gallery-type setting.
Proceeds from this event go directly to benefit the H.J.Cody Fine Arts Program and our students.
This evening helps provide funding for Fine Arts award winners at Awards Night, scholarships for further education and/or Arts-based trips to places like New York City, and for equipment or supplies that are needed to enhance the Fine Art's student experience.
Support the Arts...they are alive and well.
BAND & CHOIR
H.J. Cody Music Program endeavours to achieve the development of musical skills, knowledge and perception, as it contributes to the total development of the individual. Music is accessible to all, and as students become sensitive to its expressive elements, they may develop insight into human feelings. Music education should begin at an early age and continue to encourage creative expression through performance, listening and composition.
Our current program hosts a concert band, concert choir and guitar program delivered for grades 9 through 12. Our band has 52 members and choir hosts 57 vocalists. The band program is able to be delivered during the school schedule. Choir is held after school to allow all grades to attend at once. The guitar program is delivered through the general music program has an average of 70-80 students per year.
Our program has travelled to Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, Nelson and Disneyland. We have also recorded a professional CD at Camp Caroline with guest clinicians, guest conductor and engineer.
Our performances include singing with Foreigner, Remembrance Day, Christmas Concerts, Festival of Trees in Red Deer, Senior’s Luncheons, as well as a Year-End concerts held at Red Deer College.