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Student performances at Catlin Gabel are durable educational opportunities, and shared experiences that symbolize our values and community. In the hours of preparation and practice, they learn valuable skills, and the value of community and friendship. 

(Not) St. George and the Dragon
A Middle School tradition for over 70 years, this mapcap Mummers play is updated each year with student humor and pop references.

Winter Concert
Upper School musicians present this December event, with performances by the choir, ensembles, and jazz band.

Heritage Day
An annual community gathering, this event celebrates the cultural customs and arts of our families, with student performances in dance and music.

The Holiday Assembly
An Upper School tradition for over 30 years, the program this year featured musical performances, unpredictable “acts,” and storytelling. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Middle School students presented Shakespeare’s fantasy drama with original costumes, set design, makeup, and staging.

In this traditional event, Lower School students sing and dance, play recorders and xylophones, and engage in swirling swordplay.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Lower School students share what they've learned in Mandarin language and customs with performances of traditional music and dance.

For this high-energy musical, presented by the Upper School CG Players, students were involved in lighting and stage design, construction, costumes, makeup, and choreography.

The fall production from the Upper School CG Players troupe was a modern re-telling of The Odyssey centered on issues of immigration, family, and home.

Spring Festival
Beginning and Lower School students perform dances and songs in this rite of spring, and school tradition from the earliest days of Catlin Gabel.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
In this annual event, Lower School students celebrate language and customs with recitations, dances, and musical performances. 

rock band class students performing in black box theater

Middle School Arts

In Middle School, students learn to use the arts to facilitate the expression of creative ideas, learn about and share a diversity of cultures, and communicate their own personal visions.

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rock band class students playing instruments and singing

Upper School ARts

Students have a broader exposure to a wide range of arts including architecture, fashion design, jewelry making, structural design and engineering, and theater tech.

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