Students at CMS have the opportunity to participate in several Fine Arts activities. For more information, call Student Activities at (952) 975-7400.
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- Art Club (new club each quarter): $20
- Central Singers and Vivace! (September-May): $20
- Craft Club (November 19 - December 19 ): $25
- Spotlight Theater/Drama Club (Fall Quarter): $20 (plus field trips)
- Instrumental Ensembles (September-May): $20 for each ensemble
- Musical (February-May): $20 (plus a costume fee for cast)
- Photography Club ( TBD ): $20
- Variety Show (February 16)
- Winter Play (November-January): $20 (plus a costume fee for cast)
- Woodcrafting Club (new club each quarter): $20 *8th grade only*
- Yearbook (September-April)
Art Club meets after school and is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. A variety of activities may include manga art, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry design, and print making. The 2nd Quarter Art Club will start on November 14. It will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school in room 601 from Nov. 14 - Dec. 12.
If you enjoy singing and would like to further develop your skills and confidence in singing, then Central Singers is for you. There is a 7/8th grade girls choir and a boys choir. We perform in two concerts and special events during the school year. You need not be enrolled in a CMS choir to participate in this group. Days/Time: Boys choir will meet Tuesday mornings before school in the choir room. Starting September 24. 7th/8th grade girls choir meets Thursday mornings before school in the choir room. Starting September 26.
Vivace! is a brand new mixed choir of 7th and 8th graders! This group will perform popular music, Broadway selections, Vocal Jazz pieces, and other top choral repertoire. Performances include the Ensembles Concerts and a group tour to several elementary schools and Eden Prairie High School. This group is for anyone who loves to sing and is interested in working with other students who work hard and love music. There is a simple audition required for participation. Vivace! will meet on Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:45. Contact Jessie Erickson(director) for details.
Have you ever wanted to try acting, but you aren't quite sure if you'd like it? Have you ever heard of crew, but you don't know how to run a soundboard, spotlights, or how to create a set, costume design or prop? You will learn an variety of skills before deciding what you would like to do. This club offers 7th and 8th grade students an avenue for personal expression through the theater arts. Vocal exercises, improvisation, games and skits are all a part of the fun. Great preparation for the CMS winter play, musical, and variety show. Sign-up opportunities are publicized through the daily school bulletin. A field trip to a theatre is usually planned. Days/Times: Starting Sept. 12. They will meet on Tuesday and Thursdays after school.
If you are in band or play a string instrument, ensembles provide a way to further your skills by playing different music from what we play in band. Ensembles offer an opportunity to have fun playing in a smaller group. Both 7th and 8th grade students are encouraged to participate. There are one or two concerts during the year, and occasional performances at special events. Ensembles include jazz band, percussion, drumline, pep band, woodwind, brass ensembles, and chamber orchestra. Ensembles will start the week of September 16th. Your band instructors will have more information in your band classes. Days/Time: Before school once a week.
CMS puts on a musical each Spring. Sign-up opportunities are publicized through the daily bulletin. Though the size of the cast differs from show to show, opportunities are available for both 7th and 8th grade students in singing roles, non-singing roles, crews for lights and sound, set construction, painting, costumes, make-up, and publicity. Opportunities also exist for 8th grade instrumental students to be in the pit orchestra. The cast and orchestra are selected through auditions. Performances are held in the evening for parents and friends on May 12, 14, 15 and 16. Students selected to participate are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances.
Days/Time: Rehearsals start in late February, including two dress rehearsals on Saturdays.
The annual variety show is presented by CMS as a showcase for its multi-talented students. Acts are selected by auditions in an effort to involve as many and as varied a selection as possible. Acts have included dance, gymnastics, singing, live music, skits, mime, etc. Dress rehearsal is February 20 @ 5pm. The performance will be February 21, 2018 at 7pm @ the PAC.
All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to participate. Auditions will be December 2, 3,4 and 5th. Sign-up for a time outside of the student activities office. The performances will be February 6, 7 and 8th. No dramatic experience is necessary. Students are needed for cast and “behind the scene crews”. Students selected to participate are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Days/Times: rehearsals are generally held after school and on some Saturdays.
8th grade students who are interested in continuing their industrial technology knowledge by making cool games and other woodworking projects will enjoy this club. This club is limited to 15 students. The 2nd Quarter Woodcrafting club will meet on Monday and Tuesday after school from 2:20 - 3:45. It will run from December 9 - January 14.
The yearbook staff is a group of very dedicated, creative 7th & 8th graders who meet with an advisor one day a week from early October through April. Staff members develop the yearbook’s theme, design page layouts, take and edit photos, write about student activities, and check completed pages for accuracy. Students are chosen for the yearbook by turning in a completed application with parent and teachers’ signatures in mid-September.