The Band program here at MCHS is made up of several band classes. In the fall the course offerings are Marching Band, Concert Band (10-12), and 9th grade Concert Band. In the spring the course offerings are an auditioned Symphonic Band (9-12), Concert Band (10-12), and 9th grade Concert Band. Music at the high school level builds on K-8 music experiences as a comprehensive, sequential, and discipline-based program. Students continue to broaden their respect for and understanding of music as an art form. Students examine the relationship of music to other content areas and the role and meaning of music in various social, cultural, and historical contexts (NC DPI).
The study of choral music and techniques at Middle Creek High School educates students to become independent musicians by way of music literacy skills, vocal and aural skill development, a theoretical understanding of musical concepts, and the practice of these in combination via a wide variety of choral repertoire. Along with the aforementioned knowledge base, a particular emphasis is placed on the art of performance. Many concerts throughout the semester demonstrate the activities, studies, growth, and development taking place within our choral music program. Course offerings are as follows: Beginning Mixed Chorus, Advanced Choral Ensemble, Advanced Women's Chorale. Honors credit for advanced classes is available. Placement into advanced choirs requires an audition and all choirs require enrollment for both fall and spring semesters.
The MCHS theater department produces three mainstage shows per year as well as numerous showcases. There are four levels of Theatre classes (including honors classes) and two levels of technical theatre classes. Students also can also complete an independent study in a specific field.
The visual arts department's mission is to challenge each student to develop and maintain a dynamic awareness of the importance of the arts in the human experience. The Visual Arts program at MCHS is centered on the ideas that the arts are basic building blocks in the classroom that add richness to an individuals life and help to creating life-long learning.
MCHS students may enroll in Visual Arts 1-4, Visual Arts 3 and 4 Honors as well as Sculpture and Ceramics 1-3. Lessons focus on critical thinking and problem solving, creative self-expression, and aesthetic awareness. The Visual Arts Department subscribes to the idea that a students abilities to contribute constructively and creatively to his ever changing world are furthered by the arts. Our students accomplish this by regularly exhibiting their art work throughout the school, our homes, and the community. Our students are engaged in many aspects of the arts around the community too as well as exhibiting their work in the community.