A Recap of the 2017-2018 MHS Performing Arts Events

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A Recap of the 2017-2018 MHS Performing Arts Events

Ava DeCroix

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Middleton High School saw many exciting performing arts events this past school year. Below is a timeline of the performing arts at MHS for the 2017-18 school year, accompanied by some photos from the various events.




Cardinal Orchestra Showcase Concert


Tuesday, October 24th, 2017


Orchestra Soirée


Friday, November 3rd, 2017


Middle School Orchestra Tuning


Monday and Tuesday, November 13th and 14th, 2017


Fall Full Orchestra Concert


Thursday, November 16th, 2017


Winter Teas


Tuesday, December 5th, 2017


Winter Teas part 2


Friday, December 8th, 2017


Concerto-Aria Competition Auditions

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


StringFever Concert


Tuesday, February 26th, 2018


Symphony Orchestra Trip to Minnesota


Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th, 2018


Eine Kleine Kindermusik Concert


Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


Mike Dewey Concerto Showcase Concert


Thursday, March 15th, 2018


Cardinal Orchestra Creation Showcase


Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


Spring Supper Fundraiser


Saturday, April 14th, 2018


Philomusica Concert with Elementary School Strings


Monday, May 14th and Thursday, May 17th, 2018


Cardinal Orchestra Performance with Middle School Orchestra


Tuesday, May 15th, 2018


Almost Summer Concert


Wednesday, May 30th, 2018



Marching Band Camp


Monday, August 21st through Thursday, August 31st, 2017


Section Dinner (Marching Band)


Thursday, August 31st, 2017


Mukwonago Marching Competition


Saturday, September 16th, 2017


Waukesha North Marching Competition


Sunday, September 17th, 2017


Homecoming Parade Performance


Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


Sousa-Style Wind Ensemble Concert


Sunday, October 22nd, 2017


Winter Band Concert I


Wednesday, December 13th, 2017


Winter Band Concert II


Thursday, December 14th, 2017


January Jazz Cabaret


Sunday, January 27th, 2018


Collage Concert


Thursday, March 8th, 2018


Spring Band Concert I


Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Spring Band Concert II


Thursday, May 10th, 2018




Friday, May 18th, 2018

Memorial Day Observances (Marching Band)


Monday, May 28th, 2018



Fall Choral Concert


Thursday, December 13, 2017


Chamber Choir Tour de Middleton


Thursday, December 20, 2017


MHS Choral Boosters Country Breakfast


Sunday, January 13, 2018

Spring Choral Concert


Thursday, May 23, 2018



Theater Kickoff Meeting


Monday, September 11th, 2017


One Act District Competition


Saturday, October 21st, 2017


One Act Sectionals Competition


Saturday, November 4th, 2017


Fall Play — Peter and the Starcatchers


Thursday, November 9th through Saturday, November 11th, 2017


State Theater Festival at UW-Whitewater


Friday, November 17th and Saturday, November 18th, 2017


Winter Short Play — Girls Like That


Thursday, February 1st through Saturday, February 3rd, 2018


Winter Shakespeare Play — The Tempest


Thursday, February 15th through Saturday, February 17th, 2018


Spring Musical — Big Fish


Thursday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 5th, 2018


Thespis Awards


Friday, May 11th, 2018


Music Department:

Some events involved students from band, Jazz band, choir, and orchestra!

District Solo & Ensemble


Saturday, February 9, 2018


State Solo and Ensemble Festival


Saturday, April 28th, 2018


Music Department Awards Night


Monday, May 21st, 2018

Trips & Travels:

Over the year, performing arts groups traveled to various destinations to learn and perform!

Chamber Choir trip to Augustana Chamber Festival


October 8th-9th, 2017


Symphony Orchestra trip to Minnesota


Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th, 2018


Seven O’Clock Jazz Band and Japan Honors Wind Ensemble Trip to Japan


Spring Break 2018

Choir and Theater trip to San Francisco


Spring Break 2018



Recurring Events:

Some events, such as stage crew meetings or Broadway Bootcamp, repeated throughout the year!

  • Stage Crew

  • Jazz Band

  • Broadway Bootcamp

  • TWIGS (Improv)

  • Pep Band



And of course, Fine Arts Week featured many performances by MHS students!


Fine Arts Week (FAW) 2018


Monday, April 16th to Friday, April 20th, 2018


The detailed schedule for each day of this year’s FAW can be found here.


Thank you MHS Students for a great year of performances!