Fine Arts Overview


“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Aristotle


The purpose of all arts instruction at Harford Christian is to nurture the talents God has given young people, and to help them glorify Him. Whether it is a Shakespearean play, a band concert or a piano recital, our goal remains the same: to God be the glory.

high school band

Arts instruction at HCS begins early; rhythm instruments in kindergarten, choral/theory training in all elementary grades, speech and piano lessons beginning in first grade, band instruments in fourth, and hand bells in sixth. Performance opportunities range from major winter and spring concerts to recitals, band concerts, competitions and weekly chapels. HCS is a perennial first-place winner in the Maryland Association of Christian Schools state fine arts competition, as the school trophy cases attest.

Course Descriptionsmacs fa


Beginning, intermediate, senior high

Instrumental Ensembles

Private lessons in brass, woodwinds and percussion


1st through 12th

Choral ensembles


1st through 12th



Dramatic production

Elementary, Jr and Sr High speech & drama

high school plays dramatic production


5th – 8th General Art

9th -12th  Art I, II, III, IV

Art Lessons

Special Opportunities

*Six major concert events each year

*Off-campus performance ministry


*Band, Hand Bell, Choral concerts

*In-school competitions

*Maryland Association of Christian Schools arts competitions

*Field trips

*Visiting drama and musical groups

*Church performances

*Dramatic productions

*Dessert Theater


“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:1