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Calling All Artists

The Fine Arts Department at Bishop Luers is founded on the rich artistic traditions of the Church. Our nationally recognized art programs help students fine tune technical and performance skills, foster creativity, encourage cooperation, build confidence, and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

Happening in the Arts

Band Recruitment Visit to Feeder Schools

The BLHS Pep Band brought the party to St. Joseph Hessen Cassel and St. John the Baptist FW students on September 5! Band Director Adam Hanke talked with students about the different instruments and gave them the opportunity to ask questions. The Pep Band performed several songs, including the BLHS fight song. Go Knights!

St. Cecilia Honor Band

Bishop Luers High School partners with Bishop Dwenger High School for our annual St. Cecilia Honor Band program! Students from both high schools meet for a day of instruction with professional musicians, then perform a concert in the evening. Check out this article from Today's Catholic to learn about a past Honor Band event: Fort Wayne Catholic high schools join in concert - Today's Catholic (

Band playing in gym

Upcoming Events

Bishop Luers High School 50th Midwest Show Choir Invitational
Saturday, March 2

Spring Musical: "Beauty and the Beast"
- May 3 and 4

Jazz Cafe - Saturday, May 11 at 7pm

Spring Choral/Band Concert - Saturday, May 18

Show Choir performance

Show Choir

Nationally ranked show choir

Longest-running Show Choir Invitational in the nation

Broadway productions: 3x/year

ISSMA State Show Choir Finalists (2010)

ISSMA State Show Choir Band Grand Champions (2010)

National Scholastic Art Award recipients


Christmas Musical - "Elf JR. the Musical"

Here are some recap photos from the Christmas Musical!

Support the Arts

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Support Midwest Show Choir Invitational

HOME OF THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW CHOIR INVITATIONAL IN THE NATION! Bishop Luers is proud to be the place where high school swing choir competition began more than 45 years ago...In January of 1975 the Minstrels, the swing choir at Bishop Luers High School, conceived the idea of organizing and hosting a swing choir contest.

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Show choir performing

Become a Show Choir Patron

Each Show Choir Member is required to fundraise $400 as part of their show choir fees. Monies raised supports the operating expenses of the Invitational and equipment costs for Show Choir.

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Fine Arts

Magical and amazing transformations will take place as you discover your hidden talents. You can build skills in art, even if you have never taken an art class before from instructional art to digital design.

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Jazz Band Playing


From beginning band, concert band, jazz band to the ukulele society, Bishop Luers has many opportunities for students to start and expand their instrumental talents.

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Grease Cast


The Theater Department performs two musicals and one dramatic play each year. Students have the opportunity to earn college credits in Theater has they attend Bishop Luers High School.

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Fine Arts

Kris Andorfer

Kris Andorfer, '10

Music & Show Choir Director
B.A., Indiana University

Adam Hanke

Adam Hanke, '11

Instrumental Music
B.S., Indiana University

Kristen Billingsley

Kristen Billingsley

Art Teacher
B.F.A., Miami University

Karlene Krouse

Karlene Krouse

Performing Arts Department Chair
B.M.E. Jordan Conservatory of Music, Butler University
M.S. University of Saint Francis