The Carwise Performing Arts Department has grown from its inception in 1993 to a full time elective school program with rigorous standards. The department offers classes in band, orchestra, jazz band, chorus, and theater to the 350 plus students enrolled in the program.
The band program and orchestra program have received numerous Excellent and Superior awards from the Florida Bandmasters Association and the Florida Orchestra Association. The chorus has consistently received Superior ratings from the Florida Voice Association since the school opened in 1993. For the past two years at Universal’s Music USA Competitions, our band and orchestra have received 1st and 2nd place awards and the chorus won 1st place in the middle school division as well as the Grand Championship award.
The Music Theater Department has grown from an after school program to an actual elective class with rigorous standards. The department presents a dinner theater production, complete with student-actor servers and themed table decorations and represents one of the most anticipated events during the school year. In the past the department has performed such shows as Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., Little Shop of Horrors, Hello Dolly, Music Man, Jr., Beauty and the Beast, Jr., Aladdin, Jr., Seussical, Jr., Shrek and Mary Poppins.