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Southwest High School - Band and Journalism/Media Tech Programs of Choice:
FINE ARTS THROUGH MUSIC EXCELLENCE (FAME)
FAME students study music at the highest levels in band, choir, orchestra, and contemporary music. Southwest touts an award-winning marching band, jazz band, and concert band. The choir and orchestra programs are among the best in Fort Worth. In the contemporary music program, students prepare a music portfolio, learn to read music charts, and improvise on an instrument. Participants also explore the exciting world of music production. FAME students may take the Advanced Placement music theory course, earning college credit toward a music degree.
BROADCAST JOURNALISM & MEDIA TECHNOLOGY
In Broadcast Journalism and Media Technology, students gain real-world experience in real time and it’s always an exciting ride. Students learn everything about radio, television, film, animation, web design, lighting, and set design. And they learn it all by doing it all. Their projects are produced in English and/or Spanish. This multifaceted program allows students to pursue these areas in college and/or enter the work force with solid skills needed to gain employment. This program boasts a 25-year history with students winning district, state, and national awards.