Where We Can Take You

We encourage you to share your gifts and talents with the community through the numerous audition-based competitions, theatrical companies, art shows and productions in Lancaster County and beyond. One of the highlights of the Fine & Performing Arts program is the legacy of the arts found throughout the community and nation by our alumni. Many continue to pursue their passions long after they graduate from LCHS.

For our full list of festivals/performances/exhibits our students participate in, click here to read through our interactive flip book.

"My experience at Catholic and with Mr. Ressel and his art classes truly changed the course of my life. When I was a senior I was uncertain about the direction of my future. With the guidance and endless encouragement of Mr. Ressel, I was able to organize a strong portfolio and gain acceptance from three art universities. I am now a junior at Alfred University pursuing the ceramic arts in Beijing, China, for the semester. Without a doubt, I attribute my success solely to the support that Mr. Ressel has given me and all of his students for the last 40 years."

- Carlyn Slagle '13, Alfred University

"A successful career in Fine & Performing Arts begins with the belief that you are capable of achieving your dreams, no matter how unattainable they may seem. There can be no doubts. The journey itself will not be easy - it cannot be handed to you - but the rewards will remain with you for a lifetime. You must be challenged to discover your true self, but to think that you can't have fun during the process is a grievous misconception. My Lancaster Catholic education helped me understand this, and I am forever grateful. My alma mater has taught me what it means to stay connected, to make myself marketable and settle for nothing less than the absolute best. My teachers instilled in me the importance of love, faith, and hard work. My friends and family from the LCHS community have supported me since day one and they have fostered my love for music. It is disconcerting to think where my life would be today if it weren't for these amazing role models. Lancaster Catholic is my home away from home, it always will be. Receiving a gift such as this is difficult to repay, but I will start by healing the hearts of others and praising God through my music. To me, success is not about power or wealth. To me, success is about making the world a better place; it's looking back at where you started, and smiling, knowing how far you have come."

- Paul Futer '06, University of Cincinnati: College - Conservatory of Music - Bachelor of Music, Yale University - Master of Music, Temple University - Doctor of Musical Arts

"My wife and I have seen the impact participation in the Fine and Performing Arts program at LCHS has had in the lives of our three children and our son-in-law. An ethic of hard work and the skills of a lifelong learner have followed them to college into their professional lives. Learning to hone a performance or a project through repetition and practice is a lesson for a lifetime!"

-Matthew J. Creme, Jr. / Attorney at Law, Nikolaus & Hohenadel, LLP