Fine Arts Wing
The 700 Wing of Lockhart High School features the beautiful Gerry Ohlendorf Performing Arts Center. This 820 seat hall hosts all student concerts, recitals, plays, as well as community-based events and touring shows. This wing also provides class and rehearsal space for our Orchestra, Choir, Band , Piano, and Theater Arts departments.
Our String Orchestra program is the latest addition to the Lockhart Fine Arts family. Launched in the fall of 2020 under the direction of Danielle Winton, Orchestra is now offered in grades 6 - 12. Orchestra is comprised of violin, viola, cello, string bass, and piano/harp. The Lockhart Orchestra program will begin participating in UIL events in Spring 2022. Lockhart ISD is committed to building a world class string orchestra program.
The Roaring Lion Band, offered in grades 6-12, is comprised of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Multiple levels of concert band are offered at Lockhart Junior High School and Lockhart High School, and all high school band members participate in the Roaring Lion Marching Band. Additional performance opportunities include Jazz Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble, as well as Solo and Small Ensemble events. The Roaring Lion Band has a history of excellence and success at all UIL and TMEA events.
You can get much more detail at the Band’s website: www.roaringlionband.org
Offered in grades 6-12. Choir features a variety of ensembles at all levels. The Junior High offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced groups for boys and girls. High School has varsity and non-varsity ensembles for men’s and women’s voices. The Lockhart Choirs participate in all UIL and TMEA events.
Visit the Choir website for more details.
Dance, offered in grades 6 - 12, provides a range of experiences in LISD. Beginning and Intermediate Dance classes are offered at Lockhart Junior High School. Students gain exposure to classical, modern, jazz, and contemporary styles. Lockhart High School offers multiple beginning and introductory dance classes, as well as varsity and non-varsity dance/drill teams.
Offered in grades 6-12, Theatre Arts encompasses a wide array of classes including beginning level, advanced production, and technical theatre There are abundant opportunities for students to perform on stage. Students who prefer the backstage experience can choose Technical Theatre and learn set design/construction, lighting, and sound. The Lockhart ISD Theatre program is among the top 20 Texas 5-A Schools in UIL One Act Play competition.
Each year our fine arts department combines forces to produce a Broadway-style musical production. Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre, Band, Orchestra, Choir, and Dance will come together this winter to present this production in the GOPAC.
Offered in grades 6-12, a wide variety of Art classes are available at the Lockhart Junior High School and Lockhart High School. Courses range from introductory drawing to advanced 3-D and Photography. Advanced Placement Art III and IV courses are available at the High School. LISD students compete at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) each year, with a history of earning superior ratings and medaling at the state level.
At Lockhart High School, we offer beginner and intermediate level piano classes in our 20-instrument piano lab.
AP Music Theory
Lockhart High offers Advanced Placement Music Theory class. This college prep course is designed for experienced music readers and performers. Chord structures and progressions, voice leading, and score analysis are studied in depth.
Applied Performance Class
Experienced musicians, singers, and actors can explore advanced repertoire, improve performance habits, and prepare college audition material.