The Las Cruces Public Schools system provides a comprehensive K-12 Visual & Performing Arts program. LCPS Elementary Schools provide Art and Music classes to all students during their elementary education. Upon entering the secondary level, students are offered numerous specialized elective courses ranging from Visual Arts (Fine Arts & Creative Media courses) and many areas of Performing Arts (Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Dance, Theatre). Each school site can provide detailed information about the Arts Programs at their school.

The LCPS Visual & Performing Arts Department is also available if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator.


LCPS Performing Arts Calendar

August: HS Marching Band Competitions

September: HS Band Expo at Field of Dreams

October: Choir Solo & Ensemble Festival, Marching Band Festival, All-State Choral Auditions, All-State String Auditions

November: All-State Wind & Percussion Auditions, Tournament of Bands,

December: Numerous Orchestra, Choir, and Band Concerts, Jazz performances

January: All-State Music Festival Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz

February: Orchestra Solo & Ensemble, Southwest Honor Band

March: SWNMMEA Band, Choir MPA, Jazz Festival at NMSU

April: SWNMMEA Orchestra MPA, Onate Jazz Festival

LCPS Visual Arts Calendar

August: Elementary Art Show

September: Faculty Art Show, Southern New Mexico State Fair, Albuquerque State Fair

October: County Art Show

November: Middle School Art Show

December: Middle School Art Show, School Art opportunities for Elementary and Middle to visit, depends on show availability (NMSU Galleries, Dona Ana Arts Council, Las Cruces Museums)

January: Middle School Art Show

February: High School Art Show, School Art opportunities for Elementary and Middle to visit, depends on show availability (NMSU Galleries, Dona Ana Arts Council, Las Cruces Museums)

March: New County Art Show up, School Art opportunities for Elementary and Middle to visit, depends on show availability (NMSU Galleries, Dona Ana Arts Council, Las Cruces Museums)

April: High School Art Show, Elementary Art Show up, All-City Senior High Art Exhibit