Elk Rapids High School prides itself on having strong visual and performing arts programs


Elk Rapids High School has a strong tradition of musical excellence with both Band & Choir.

We have a Jazz Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Large Ensemble Choir (Maestoso Chanson), Advanced Vocal Group (Choral Ensemble), and an after-school Chamber Choir. All groups have received high ratings at festivals in the past at both district and state levels of festival.

We also have traveled quite a bit, with destinations all over Michigan and sometimes out of state. We have traveled to Chicago, Cedar Point, Toronto and New York City.

Fine Arts

Here we offer a wide range of courses such as Art IA and IIA (Drawing), Art IB and IIB (Painting), Pottery I (Functional Pottery), Pottery II (Sculptural Pottery), Multicultural Arts and Crafts, and Honors Art I and II. We also offer the opportunity for advanced students to join our National Arts Honors Society. NAHS is a group of students that work together to set up art shows, travel to art museums and study artists work, and work on other school related projects.

Some of the shows that Elk Rapids Art Students will be involved in are as follows:

  • Business Expo
  • Elk Rapids High School, TBA
  • Students will have their art projects on display
  • Northwestern Michigan Community College
  • High School Art Contest
  • Blue Heron
  • Student Show