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MCS provides many opportunities for students to showcase their artistic abilities. From the time students enter Primary as 3 year olds, they engage in song and dance in the classroom. They perform with their class or as a group (combining with other classes) at assemblies throughout the year. Whether singing our school song “Planting the Seeds of Peace” or dancing the “Virginia Reel”, our smallest performers are always a hit with parents, faculty, and older students who come to watch.
In Elementary, students also perform in assemblies, singing and dancing as well as showcasing various talents at after-school Coffee Houses throughout the year. Students in the 4th through 6th grades perform in two choir concerts each year, while our 1st through 3rd graders share their songs in all-school assemblies. They also have the opportunity to perform at special events on campus.
The Jazz Club also offers an opportunity for aspiring dancers. Practicing once a week throughout the year, this group performs two outstanding shows in our gym for the MCS community to enjoy.
Middle school students put on one major performance each year after winter break. This year, they will perform “Shakespeare in Hollywood” at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Past performances have included “Into the Woods”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Tempest,” “Macbeth,” and “Memoriam”. In addition, the ukulele ensemble performs at our annual graduation ceremony.