Welcome to the Fine Arts Department of Marietta City Schools!
Marietta City Schools believes that Fine Arts instruction is essential for all students to receive in order to support their academic, social, emotional, and creative development. This goal is achieved through a comprehensive performing and visual arts curriculum that provides a wide range of learning experiences and performance opportunities. At all our elementary schools, all student receive instruction in music and visual art, with dance and theater programs offered at select schools. Beginning in 6th grade, programs of study are available in visual art, band, choir, orchestra, dance, and theatre in order to allow students to pursue their passion for the arts.
The Theater Programs of Marietta City Schools are in the spotlight! MCS theatre programs feature award winning faculty, excellent performance opportunities, and top-notch productions. Our staff provides fantastic learning opportunities for students by bringing in guest artists for workshops and by providing students with opportunities to extend their learning in the community, outside of school events. MCS has recently won the region One Act Play Competition and received Best Overall Production at Junior Theatre Festival.
The Orchestra Program in MCS was founded in 2016 in order to provide a quality and rigorous orchestra program in the Marietta community. The goal of the MCS Orchestra program is to provide a supportive community for exploring music making that helps students develop into lifelong learners of music. Students in grades 6-12 may choose to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass. They will receive training that helps them develop their skills through practice and performance. Students perform regularly in school concerts and have opportunities to perform throughout the community in order to share their talents and spread the joy of music.
The Band Program in MCS provides instruction in brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments beginning in 6th grade with beginning band and continuing until high school graduation. The Marietta Band program strives to provide all of its students with the best performance opportunities possible in either the concert band, jazz band, percussion ensembles, or the award-winning Marietta High School Marching band.
Elementary School Art programs in MCS strive to be the best. We provide students with learning experiences in a variety of media along with the knowledge to develop innovative techniques. Visual art students in MCS learn about diverse cultures to create global citizens who utilize art to enrich and enhance their lives through art practice and art appreciation
Elementary School Music programs in MCS strive to provide a music education to primary year students that will help build confidence, promote community, and create well-rounded citizens. Students are actively engaged in learning through singing, movement, playing instruments, and listening to music. Students learn about musical styles of various cultures and time periods. Throughout the school year, students are given the opportunity to perform both at their school and in the community to showcase the talents they have and are growing in MCS Music programs
Visual Arts Programs in MCS secondary schools believe in a growth mindset that embraces differentiation in curriculum, techniques, and skills. We continue to promote cultural awareness through the lens of Visual Arts and celebrate the diversity within our community.
The Choral Music Program in MCS is designed to enhance the musical, creative, and expressive qualities of all students. Musical opportunities are provided for every child to learn the basic skills of singing, playing and reading music, developing song repertoire, broadening listening skills, and experiencing the interrelated nature of music with other cultures and content areas. The MCS 6th-12th Choral program performs throughout the year at various functions, events, and festival. Welcome to singing Marietta style!
Dance Programs in MCS are offered at Hickory Hills ES and Marietta HS. Students learn dance history and dance technique in several styles including Modern, Ballet, Jazz, and World Dance. Students have an opportunity to choreograph, improvise movement, and grow in their individual style as a dance artist. Additionally, the classes focus on how dance and movement can be applied to the academic curriculum and is relevant to everyday life. The program strives to provide students with a positive environment to create, express, and dance!