Concerts and Plays

MCDS believes in nurturing students’ creative expression through the performing arts. All students perform in concerts and plays throughout the school year.

In Lower School, students in kindergarten through 2nd grade perform in the Winter Solstice Concert in December. Third graders perform an original play based on their study of San Francisco and fourth graders celebrate the music, dance and food traditions of Latin America and China.

In Upper School, the Winter and Spring Concerts feature students performing original songs as well as material by popular artists. Three plays are also presented in Upper School: the 6th grade play, 7th & 8th grade play and the year-end 8th grade play. Participation is determined by audition.

The World Beat Band, open to students in Upper School, is a contemporary instrumental ensemble which often accompanies the Upper School Chorus. Students can also participate in a wind and string ensemble. In addition, girls in the Upper School can choose to play and sing in the MCDS Girls’ Rock Band. All of these ensembles are extra-curricular and open to musicians of all skill levels.