The seventh and eighth grades often choose comedies by Shakespeare or Motière or musicals such as “Fiddler on the Roof” or “1776.” The eighth grade year ends with a major production, the capstone of their year of elementary school drama.
To encourage a rich musical experience, seventh and eighth graders join together to form the Middle School Chorus which is led by the high school music teacher.
In seventh and eighth grades, instrument study continues, as well as choral work and participation in the orchestra or band. More difficult music is learned and played. Students now sing and play a full repertoire of musical styles and periods. There are many opportunities for students to perform, both at school and in venues around the city.