Drama Club presented its production of Larry Shue’s outrageous comedy, The Nerd, in celebration of Fine Arts Week April 28 and April 29.
I credit a lot of my success in the music profession to the values I learned at Catholic Central.
Performing arts encompasses our robust offerings across band, orchestra, sacred music, and theater.
Concert Band, Symphony Band, and String Orchestra compete annually at Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association's Band and Orchestra Festival, consistently winning top rankings (1s) and advancing to the state level. Students also have the opportunity to hone solo and chamber music skills through competing in MSBOA Solo and Ensemble, where they are adjudicated on scales, sight reading, technique, and overall musicianship.
Music department students have the opportunity to participate in two international tours during their time at CC and immerse themselves in the rich musical history of the western world — from Handel's London to Debussy's Paris, or de Falla's Madrid— while performing in historic town squares and learning about the art and history of the area.
Catholic Central continues to produce countless music educators and professional musicians, with students attending top music schools in the country. Recent graduates have continued onto programs at Wayne State, Michigan State, and University of North Texas.
Catholic Central offers several practice rooms in the music wing, available by appointment, for individual or chamber music rehearsal by music department students.
Catholic Central offers several opportunities for students with no musical background to receive training. From semester-long courses in music theory or world drumming to beginning band, students quickly progress in theoretical and practical music skills.
2008: Any Number Can Die
2010: Camp Paradise
2011: The Gentleman From Indiana
2012: The Odd Couple
2013: Get Smart
2014: The Importance of Being Earnest
2015: And Then There Were None
2016: Twelve Angry Men
2018: Arsenic and Old Lace
2019: Much Ado About Nothing
2022: The Odd Couple
2023: The Nerd
Robert Minnick '24 had never played trumpet until he came to Catholic Central where he found his passion for playing in the band and is now a drum major.
The Catholic Central Music Department performed its annual spring concert assembly April 27, ahead of the department's formal concert for the broader community May 7, 7 PM at Mercy High School.