Students at Arcata Elementary have classroom music weekly with a Music teacher, and in 5th grade they can choose to learn an instrument and sing in choir. 5th graders also learn steel drum, sharing their talents at the Celebrations event in December.
Students at Sunny Brae Middle School have an array of music offerings for elective including Concert Band, Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings, Glee (Choir), Stomp, guitar and piano. SBMS students typically produce a Musical Theater piece annually. This year the show will be “High School Musical”.
Each class at Arcata Elementary receives instruction form a Dance teacher, who also coordinates the annual Talent Show, Thriller and Monster Mash events.
Students at Sunny Brae Middle School have access to Zumba and other dance experiences each trimester and take part in such events as the Thriller Dance Flash Mob on the Arcata Plaza near Halloween, and in the One Billion Rising Dance, an event which brings awareness to violence against women.
Students at Arcata Elementary have classroom Art regularly. Student work is exhibited periodically in establishments in Arcata, and is for sale at the RADD fundraiser.
Sunny Brae Middle School has a comprehensive Art program. Each trimester, 1-2 electives are offered including such topics as pencil/pen, painting, eco-art, math art, sets and props, and more.