During the month of March, Central Catholic’s Fine & Performing Arts Department celebrated “Music in Our Schools Month.”
Thank you to Mrs. Danielle Marine, Department Chair and Music Teacher/Band Director, for coordinating these efforts and for helping to make music such an important part of life at CCHS!
Photo below: a student performs at a Visions Coffeehouse
"You Will Be Found," from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen performed remotely by the Central Catholic Concert Choir (2019-2020)
About ‘Music In Our Schools Month’
March is designated as designated as Music In Our Schools Month by the National Association for Music Education. Music educators and music students celebrate music education in their school communities by demonstrating how “Music. The Sound of My Heart” resonates with them. This is the theme of the 2021 observance of Music In Our Schools Month®. The impact of music education on the lives of students during this particular school year, unlike any other, is evident in how the social-emotional benefits have carried them through the pandemic and brought joy in their communities.
Music in Our Schools Month at CCHS
Throughout the month of March, Mrs. Marine shared fun facts, videos and other interesting items surrounding music and its effect on people and the world.
The March Musical Madness Competition
Music in Our Schools Month officially kicked off with MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS! (Think Basketball March Madness, but with singing and dancing).
Each student and faculty member was invited to complete a bracket and to vote each week for the winner musicals for that round.
This year, the field of 64 musicals was broken up into four generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials/GenZ, and Generation Alpha.
The Final Musicals
The Elite Eight
- Sound of Music
- West Side Story
- Les Miserables
- Sister Act
The Final Four
- Sound of Music
- Sister Act
The Championship: Newsies vs. Grease
The Best Musical: Grease
The Competition Winners
The top three winners for the Musical March Madness Bracket are:
- Mrs. Jessica LaBrie, English Teacher Faculty/Staff
- Erin Torrisi '23, Sophomore
- Dylan Cunneen '24, Freshman
Music at Central Catholic
Music certainly plays an integral part of life at CCHS!
It’s a part of the curriculum and a key component of student life that permeates the Raider experience,
Music in the Curriculum: Fine & Performing Arts
As part of the Fine & Performing Arts curriculum, students can take music courses that include...
- Introduction to Keyboarding & Music Theory
- Music Theory II – Guitar
- Music Theory II - Keyboarding
- AP Music Theory
- Concert Choir
The Fine & Performing Arts Department – Open House 2020
Music in Student Life
Beyond the classroom, students participate in a number of activities, clubs, and performance groups, including...
- the Concert Band
- the Jazz Band
- the Pep Band
- Chamber Ensembles
- the Liturgical Band & Chorus
- Central Harmony (a cappella)
- the Concert Choir
- the Dance Team
- Theatre Guild
Choral Director Mr. Willie Jones invites students to participate in Central Harmony...
Musical performance events include...
- Spring Concerts held in conjunction with the Annual Art Expo
- Hosted by Visions, Central Catholic's literary & arts magazine
Arts & Performance – Student Life - Open House Video
Thank you to Mrs. Daniele Marine, Mr. Willie Jones, our student-musicians and performers, and all those who help music come alive in Raider Nation!
Music at Central Catholic in Photos