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Visual and Performing Arts

From Kindergarten through 8th grade, MCS students discover and express their God-given talents in the areas of music, band, choir, and visual art. Personal expression, creative thinking, imaginative communication, and intellectual curiosity are realized through the transformational opportunities experienced by our students through our educational program that lead our students to a greater appreciation of God’s creation.

Performing Arts Programs

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  • Band

    Students have the option to join Band beginning in 4th grade. Classroom subject content is partnered with Sound Innovations (curriculum), repertoire (concert music), and SmartMusic (online music software). Students gain an understanding heart on what it means to worship and praise the Lord (Psalm 150). Students serve and engage with the community through local concerts, competitions, and events. MCS has 3 Bands: Beginner Band (No experience required) 

    Advanced Band (At least 1 year of experience) 
    Concert Band (At least 2 years of experience)
  • Community Ensemble

    The Community Ensemble is a group of students that meets in the spring at Milpitas Christian School. Inspired to serve their community, the ensemble seeks to uplift and bless audiences through music. Members in the ensemble range from K-8, and sing/play a wide range of instruments. Genres of music played in the ensemble include music from famous classical arrangements to popular contemporary songs to sacred music. The ensemble is open to students at MCS that have at least one year of experience on their instrument/singing. Through community ensemble, students grow faith, excellence, humility, and team spirit. 
    For more information, please contact: 
    Karen Cuthbertson: kcuthbertson@milpitaschristian.org (Choir Director) Azeem Ward: award@milpitaschristian.org (Band Director)
  • Private Lessons

    Private lessons offer individualized instruction that accelerates each student's ability in technical proficiency and artistry. Depending on the instructor’s availability, lessons are available to both MCS students in grades K-8 and the general community. 
    MCS private lesson instructors are quality teachers with years of experience in private instruction. During this time, instructors are flexible to accommodate students in person and remote. 
    For further information, please contact: 
    Karen Cuthbertson: kcuthbertson@milpitaschristian.org (Choir Director) Azeem Ward: award@milpitaschristian.org (Band Director) 
    Available Instruments in Private Lessons: 
    Piano (Beginner) 
    Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate) 
    Drumset (Beginner, Intermediate) 
    Bass Guitar (Beginner, Intermediate) 
    Vocals (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    Recorder (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    Flute (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    Clarinet (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    Saxophone (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) 
    Trumpet (Beginner, Intermediate) 
    Trombone (Beginner, Intermediate) 
    Music theory (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Ward & Ms. Cuthbertson

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