It's a record-breaking year for Performing Arts!

Mapleton’s Performing Arts Department kicks off the school year on the right note with tremendous growth in program participation!

Performing arts is more than just an avenue for creativity – it’s a source of inspiration, imagination, concentration, self-confidence and is essential to student growth and learning.

That’s why Mapleton remains committed to providing performing arts opportunities, including music and theater, to all students. One of Mapleton’s priorities in the 2018-19 school year included the expansion of the general music program, with the implementation of general music instruction in all K-8 classrooms. Mapleton’s dedication to building a robust performing arts program is paying off. This year, 401 fifth graders enthusiastically signed up to participate in band, orchestra or choir. This is up from a little more than 300 last year!

Students in grades kindergarten through fourth are introduced to different aspects of music, from studying different music genres, to learning to read music, to becoming familiar with different instruments. Beginning in fifth grade, students have the option to learn a specific instrument with the opportunity to join band, orchestra, or choir.

To continue to inspire the creative minds of our students this school year, the Performing Arts Department will continue to focus on building the general music initiative in Mapleton’s schools, while also working on the expansion of the theater program.

Currently, Mapleton students interested in theater are encouraged to participate in Drama Club, an after-school elective. Students who wish to continue to pursue theater have two opportunities to showcase their talents – the fall play and spring musical. The fall play is open to all high school students. In the spring, students in grades 6-12 are invited to audition for the spring musical.

In November, construction will begin on Mapleton’s future arts center. The center is being constructed near Global Primary Academy and Global Intermediate Academy, on the corner of Broadway, because ALL students deserve the chance to perform on Broadway! This new building will provide the Performing Arts Department with a state-of-the-art facility for students, staff and the community to enjoy live performances and district ceremonies in a comfortable, contemporary space.

Want to know more? Check out this video for more information!