Expressing God’s Gifts

Sights, Sounds, and Memorable Moments

From music to theatre and visual arts, every student has a chance to find their voice.
Through the arts, students learn to appreciate and create art in a Catholic Christian setting. The arts provide knowledge about the world and ways of experiencing it that contribute to a deeper global understanding.

Music Education

Instrumental and choral music are at the core of student life.

CC’s band and choir groups are highly awarded, with top ratings at adjudicated festivals at the regional and state level.

There are many opportunities for performing. In the fall, you can find the CC marching band entertaining the crowd at Cougar Stadium for all home varsity football games. A trip to the state finals for the football teams includes an opportunity for the marching band to perform on Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Every other year, the marching band performs for a larger national audience. A highlight is the quadrennial trip to perform at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The choir also enjoys many opportunities for public performances, from weekly all-school Mass to seasonal concerts, including the popular Christmas concert at the Cathedral of St. Andrew and annual holiday wassail performance. A highlight for many choir students is the every-four-years trip to sing throughout Italy, including a performance in Vatican City.


Learn production and performance skills on and off the stage.

Theatre is offered as an extracurricular activity at Catholic Central. Three plays/musicals are produced annually.

All plays and musicals are performed at the state-of-the-art Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, located nearby on the Aquinas College campus. Typically, productions include three evening and two matinee performances.

Visual arts

Explore with paints, clay, software, and more.

In visual arts, students engage in various media, respect artistic expression, critically evaluate works, understand the role of art in cultural and historical contexts, and learn to be a discerning artist in everyday life. Courses include drawing, design, graphic arts, and more.




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