School Closed - Monday, January 30, 2023

Inclement weather conditions have created hazardous conditions on local roads and highways. In the interest of the safety of our families and employees, MICDS will be closed today, January 30. No classes will be held, all on-campus activities will be canceled, and parking lots will be closed. In view of the lost instructional day today, the Middle and Upper Schools will run block schedules through the end of the week (C, D, E, and F rotations). This calendar change means that, except in the Lower School, we will NOT run a late-start Wednesday schedule on February 1. Lower School will still have a late start. Middle and Upper School classes will begin promptly at 8 a.m. this Wednesday.

Upper School Band and AP Music Theory Students Head to the Symphony

Upper School Band and AP Music Theory Students Head to the Symphony

AP Music Theory and Upper School Band students experienced the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall this week. Students enjoyed “Up Close: Felix Mendelssohn” and learned about the composer’s inspirations, influences and most famous compositions.

The performance included a character appearance by Felix’s older sister and a talented musical composer as well, Fanny, who told the story of Felix’s lifetime journey and how travel, in particular, inspired and influenced his music. The students recognized many of the compositions, epecially the famous “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.