Awards & News


    "Feed me Seymour!" More demanding than any teenager is the killer plant that is growing on the stage in Summers Auditorium. You won't want to miss this comedy, rock horror musical featuring a hilariously talented cast of Canterbury High School students in "Little Shop of Horrors." Just in time for Halloween, this musical debuts Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31, at 7:30 p.m. Costumes welcome. Middle School and High School House points will be awarded for supporting your fellow artists. Tickets will be sold at the door - $10/adult and $5/student. The public is welcome.

  • Three selected to All State Honor Choir

    High School students Vannessa Case, Sangeeta Reddy and Sophia Slates have been selected for the 2015 Indiana Choral Directors Association All State Honor Choir.

  • Venue for the Pop Up Art Show Audience wrote adjectives for the event and stuck them to the window. The Art Show took place in this space and the building next door.


    "This Event was: ARTSY" read one of the stickers on the window outside the Canton Laundry, located on Broadway in downtown Fort Wayne. Yes, it was artsy. And hip. And entertaining. And inspiring.

    Canterbury artists - students and faculty - were featured all weekend during a "Pop Up Art Show." The space at the Canton Laundry - 19th century industrial building was the perfect place to house both an art gallery and performances. Special thanks to ARCH, Inc. for providing such a unique space to showcase a lot of talent. The venue was a wonderful opportunity for students who are working on their own groups or solo acts to develop a set for the Pop Up Show. The crowd inside the Canton Laundry was steady and continually changed as different artists performed. People from the community wandered in as they explored downtown during the West Central Home Tour.

    "For some of these musicians it was the first time they were performing non-school related music in front of an audiece, in a very intimate setting. The audience was just a couple feet away," said Janet Galbraith, MS/HS band teacher and Pop Up Show organizer. "Preparing for something like this takes a lot of self-driven practice on the students' own time. It stretches their creativity and talents, helping the students grow as artists." Mrs. Galbraith also likes the Pop Up Show format because it takes the students out of their comfort zone. "Taking a risk like this builds confidence and self esteem."

    Colleen Tan, LS/MS/HS strings/orchestra teacher agrees. "Students were able to observe faculty art and listen to faculty performances as a reference point for their own work," she said. "At the same time, they were surrounded by art from their peers and mentally were preparing themselves for their own expressive performances for the day."

    In addition to the music and art, drama students participated in an improvisation experience in front of a non-peer audience. Improv games included Dubbing, Freeze Tag and the Expert Game. In this type of format students learn innovation, collaboration, listening and living in the moment.

    "I was tickled to see so many students taking creative risks. It was great to see other students and adults watch them take these risks. If we do something like this again, I think we will have even greater participation because the students who performed over the weekend may have inspired others to perform," said Ranae Butler, Fine Arts Department chair and MS/HS drama teacher.

    Click on the video screen below to see the playlist of performers. The whole playlist is 6 minutes.


    Click the Read More Link below to view the Photo Gallery which includes artwork.

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    Canterbury Fine Arts students and faculty will be featured at a Pop Up Art Show at the Canton Laundry, September 6 and 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the “Also Open” activities surrounding the West Central Home Tour. The Canton Laundry is located at 1014 and 1016 Broadway (between Washington and Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne) in two 19th century industrial buildings, the perfect backdrop for art galleries and live performances.

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    Each school year we have several students who take the extra steps required to be accepted into art school. This means they must prepare extensive portfolios and audition pieces to show their passion, technique, dedication and talent for their area of study. During their years here at Canterbury we have seen these students' artistic talent grow and develop under the direction of our arts faculty and community mentors. Over the next few newsletters we will announce which seniors have been accepted to art school and where they will attend in the fall.

Coming Up

Fri Oct 31

HS Musical - Little Shop of Horrors

7:30 PM
Location: Summers Auditorium
Tue Nov 04

HS After School Art Class Begins - Bookmaking

3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: HS art room T/TH
Sat Nov 08

Indiana State K-12 Grade Chess Championships

Location: Canterbury High School