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Fine Arts

The vision of the White Plains Fine Arts Program is to engage, nurture, and inspire students by developing their expressive abilities, technical skills, and understanding of the sociocultural relevance of the arts.


Gary West
Director of Fine Arts, K-12




Phone: 914.422.2016
Office Location: White Plains High School

Current Student Artwork


Welcome and thank you for visiting the Fine Arts homepage for the White Plains City School District.  Here you will find information about the Music and Art departments.  We believe Fine Arts Education is essential to the development of all students and we offer instruction in Music and Art for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We also have many opportunities for students to participate in dance and theater related activities.  Use the links to navigate through the Fine Arts website, and thank you for visiting our homepage!   


Current News

Our WPHS production of MAMMA MIA! won the Metro Award for Best Student Orchestra. The Metro Awards are the regional awards for high school theater. Mr. Gary Casity was present at the award ceremony to accept on behalf of our talented student musicians. 

Congratulations to the everyone involved in MAMMA MIA! and especially to our Student Orchestra and their wonderful advisor, Mr. Gary Casity!






Congratulations to the WPHS Symphonic Band and Honors String Ensemble.  Both groups participated in the New York State School Music Association Majors festival in Lakeland, NY this week.  They performed for an adjudicator and received a rating based on their performance.  They have been working on the pieces they performed for several months!  The Symphonic Band received a Gold rating and the the Honors String Ensemble received a Gold with Distinction!!! Congratulations to all of the students and their teachers, Dr. William Tonissen and Mr. Zachary May.  Both groups represented the White Plains music department beautifully!





White Plains High School Art Gallery

Rochambeau Artists of the Week

wPHS Art Instagram


Fine Arts Overview Videos

Click the links below to access video of Gary West describing the basic art and music offerings at White Plains High School and Highlands Middle School

White Plains High School Highlands Middle School