Monte Vista Christian School in Santa Cruz County has many opportunities for students to explore their interests in the fine arts. Students in grades 6-12 are able to participate in courses geared toward training in drama, theatre, and voice. This private Christian school in Watsonville, California also maintains a robust music program including instrumental arts. Students participating in the music program take courses including Concert Band, Guitar I & II, Mustang Band, Orchestra (strings), and Percussion. MVC’s Instrumental Arts Department develops lifelong musicians. Learners feel the joy of playing in the spirited Mustang Band or put heart and soul into the Student Worship Band. Whatever their passion, learners are trained in both individual and collaborative musicianship. An impressive annual concert series provides ample performance opportunities. Students in middle school and high school from Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Jose, and the surrounding Bay Area are proud to participate in this thriving music program.