York Community High School

ACADEMICS@YORK: Performing & Visual Arts

Visit the York Music Boosters page for current information and links to the exciting world of
York Music!

Bill Riddle, Dept. Chair - Performing and Visual Arts / Summer School

Academic Boosters Presentation: Mr. William Riddle, February 4th, 2016

Mr. Riddle joined the Academic Boosters at the February 4 th meeting to give an overview of York’s Performing and Visual Arts ...more

2015 IMEA All-District Selectees

York Community High School was very well represented at IMEA auditions and will send a huge number of selectees to the IMEA music festivals in November 2015. 

Read who our selected musicians are, and learn information on festivals and dates! 

Congrats 2013-14 Concerto Winners!

The Academic Boosters would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013-2014 York Symphony Orchestra Concerto winners!

  • Connor Lockie-Tuba
  • John Mazzocco-Violin
  • Jackie Salgado-Soprano Voice
  • Rebecca Overend-Oboe

Please visit the York Music Boosters website for more information on these outstanding musicians!

York Music Education Program wins GRAMMY award!

Congrats to York's fantastic music education group!

York was selected for a $5500 award ... read the details:

The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 10 schools nationwide as GRAMMY Signature Schools.

Created ...more


Academic Club Links

Amateur Musicians: The club's mission is to bring together all students who have a passion for music, regardless of ability level.  We meet once a week to make music together, learn our favorite songs, and teach each other original compositions.

Drama/Thespians: For anyone who wants to be involved with drama at York High School.  The club meets once a month and helps out with many aspects of production for the year as well as goes on trips to see plays and musicals in the Chicago area.

Film Club: The club's mission is to view films that examine issues of the human condition.  These themes are then discussed at the conclusion of the film with the intent of better understanding self and others.

Fine Arts Club: Fine Arts Week is a week in March every year in which York celebrates student and professional fine arts performances.  The Fine Arts Week Committee gives York students a unique opportunity to express their talents and help organize the week's performances and events.

Sketch Comedy Club: If you like Saturday Night Live and Who's Line is it Anyway, you will love York's Sketch Comedy Club.  This club writes original sketch comedy and improvisational skits and performs them at various venues such as the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival in January, York Fine Arts Week, and the Chicago Improv Festival in May.  Show your creative side and come play with us.

Urban Arts: A multi-cultural, co-ed dance team that promotes excellence and diversity at York.

Japanese Culture and Animation: Studying Japanese culture in an animated way.

Mural Club: A wonderful opportunity for students to leave a lasting impression in the hallways of York High School.  No art experience required to join.

Photo Club: Students photograph different school events, learn different photographic techniques, create images of their own, and create images to hang and display around the school.

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