Giants in the Spotlight
A roundup of recent news from Marion Community Schools!
This weekend at the Walton:
CSA's Civic Theatre presents: James and the Giant Peach
"Are you willing to reach into the great unknown and see what bizarre adventures the universe may have in store for you?"
Come out and enjoy a wonderfully weird and magical story brought to life by CSA's Civic Theatre on the main stage of the Walton Performing Arts Center at Marion High School this weekend! Dozens of community players are featured — including some of our Marion Community Schools students!
The musical James and the Giant Peach is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. This whimsical show is the creation of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul — also known for Dear Evan Hanson, The Greatest Showman, and La La Land.
See below for show times and ticket information!
James and the Giant Peach
- 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11
- 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13
Tickets can be purchased at the door starting an hour before showtime, $14 for students, $20 for adults. (Advance tickets can also be purchased online, processing fees apply.)
Friday, Aug 11, 2023, 07:00 PM
Walton Performing Arts Center, 270707303022000002, Marion, IN, USA
News in review:
Marching Giants make State Fair Band Day finals for historic third year in a row
The Marion High School Marching Giants ended their CITSA summer competition season with a historic third-straight appearance in the finals at State Fair Band Day!
Congratulations to these talented, hard-working students and Director Joshua Huff, along with his whole staff and the parents and other supporters who made this successful season possible!
You have two more opportunities to see their show, "Journey to Atlantis":
- Aug. 18 at the Giants' home football opener (game starts at 7 p.m.)
- Aug. 19 at the ISSMA Summer Showcase at Kokomo High School; Giants set to perform at 3:09 p.m.
Marion student tours Europe with Indiana Ambassadors of Music
A Marion High School student just finished up a European tour with the Indiana Ambassadors of Music. Zoey Wayman, an incoming sophomore at MHS, was nominated for this unique experience by her choir director at McCulloch Junior High School, Christina Huff.
Marion students excel at national mathematics competition
Several Marion Community Schools students showed off their math skills to a national audience recently, competing at the Mu Alpha Theta National Convention. 12 members of the Marion High School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, an international mathematics honor society, attended the convention in Fayetteville, Ark., June 25-30.
Marion musicians take on summer challenge at Butler Jazz Camp
Several Marion Community Schools musicians took the opportunity to boost their skills this summer at the Butler Jazz Camp. Several incoming freshmen participated in the vocal jazz track after working with its instructor, Mark Yount, at a jazz clinic last spring with the McCulloch Junior High jazz choir, of which they were all members, under the direction of MJH choir director Christina Huff.