Visual and Performing Arts Overview
Marian Catholic's Visual and Performing Arts Department encourages students to develop and value artistic creations as a means to communicate ideas, thoughts, feelings and emotions. Through their study of art, music, and drama, students learn to plan, develop and present artistic products or performances that reflect their own creativity. Students are also encouraged to try new combinations of tools, resources, techniques and approaches throughout their study. A sample of the courses we offer are:
Grades 7 - 12
Marching Band meets during a Music Performance period during the school day, and Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3-5pm. Students learn to cooperate with one another and work as a team.
They have an opportunity to play different styles of music and become overall better musicians.
Grades 9 - 12
This year long course, which focuses on proper vocal techniques, introduces students to a variety of music
styles culminating with a formal performance. Students gain a better understanding of basic sight-singing
techniques, warm ups, stretches, proper singing posture and vocal accuracy. No experience necessary.
Grades 11 - 12
This course explores all areas of theatre production including interpreting drama and fundamentals of
producing a play from beginning to end. Students will engage in hands-on activities and be encouraged
to participate in all aspects of school theatre and choral productions.
Music in Film and Media
Grades 11 - 12
This course is designed to help students to become aware of the role that music plays in film and other
media. The class will be expected to analyze and describe mood, style, and intention using proper industry
terminology. Students will learn about the history of music in film.