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Hone your craft and explore your creative side in one of Merrimack’s exciting Visual and Performing Arts’ student organizations.

Did you know Merrimack now offers a Creative Arts Living Community?

Our Student Organizations


Art Warriors

Our club gives you new opportunities to use film as an artistic medium for individual expression, while creating new networks of colleagues and friends. We typically sponsor screenings and lectures during the academic year, as well as an on-campus film festival during the spring semester.
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Dance Club

A non-competitive club open to all students. You will rehearse two to three days a week and perform at many venues across campus.
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Dance Team

We perform regularly at home basketball and football games, participate in Homecoming and Midnight Madness and produce our own shows. We train to compete at the annual National Dance Alliance competition in Daytona, Florida.
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Figure Skating

Figure Skating Club

The Merrimack College Figure Skating team is a non-profit student-run club sport. Our goal is to develop and maintain a figure skating team at Merrimack College and establish excellence in collegiate figure skating.
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Film Club

Our club gives you new opportunities to use film as an artistic medium for individual expression, while creating new networks of colleagues and friends. We typically sponsor screenings and lectures during the academic year, as well as an on-campus film festival during the spring semester.
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Concert Band

We welcome all wind, string and percussion instruments with no audition required. This is a fun, low-stress atmosphere if you want to play more classical pieces composed for concert band settings. We rehearse one night a week and perform two concerts each year, including a winter concert (Christmas and classical pieces) and a spring concert (pop tunes and medleys from popular video  games/movies). This can be taken as an elective course.
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Marching Band

Love to march and play? Led by our Visual and Performing Arts Department, our marching band accompanies our Division I athletics program. Launching in 2020, you can be a founding member of this exciting and important opportunity. We offer band scholarships for talented musicians.
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Concert Choir

The Concert Choir sings a full range of SATB ( Soprano Alto Tenor Bass) vocal music, from classical to spirituals to non-Western songs to pop. It is the oldest student organization on campus, established in fall 1947. Merrimack College has a rich tradition of choral music, with choirs taking a leading role at ceremonies on and off campus, including singing at the Vatican for Saint John Paul II.  This can be taken as an elective course.
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Schola Choir and Liturgical Ensemble

As part of the Schola Choir and Liturgical Ensemble, you will lead music at student Masses on campus, and at special concerts and liturgies, such as the popular Christmas Lessons and Carols service. Student instrumentalists, such as guitarists and percussionists, are also part of the ensemble and play a vital role in supporting the singing at our liturgies.  This may be taken as an elective course.
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Jazz Ensemble

This is an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of improvisation while also playing in a section using sheet music. We perform onstage at the Rogers Center for the Arts twice a year and at other events on campus. This can be taken as an elective course.
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Pep Band

We represent the sound and spirit of the Merrimack student body. Open to all majors, our instrumental group rehearses once a week with no audition required. We perform at all men’s and women’s Division I home and playoff hockey games, as well as Homecoming weekend and select football and basketball games. With pop music that ranges from OneRepublic’s Counting Stars to Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves, we create a fun and exciting atmosphere. This may be taken as an elective course.
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A Cappella Groups

At Merrimack College, you can be part of a thriving collegiate a cappella scene. We currently have three a cappella groups that are entirely organized and directed by their student leaders. All a cappella groups hold auditions in September and perform throughout the academic year. You will have opportunities to sing, arrange, choreograph and direct as part of these groups. You will also experience the camaraderie and friendship of collegiate a cappella. Our current a cappella groups include:

  • Mackapella (SATB)
  • Measure Up (SATB)
  • Take Note (SSAA)

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OnStagers Dramatic Society

The OnStagers Dramatic Society is proud to be Merrimack’s oldest student organization whose mission is to foster, teach and advance the performing arts at Merrimack. We produce two major theatre shows a year, and look for students of all majors who have an interest in theatre to participate in all aspects of our productions, from technical theatre roles backstage to performing onstage. Certain OnStagers productions can be taken for course credit.

Some of our productions include Noises OffThe Mystery of Edwin DroodMy Fair LadyI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now ChangeAvenue QBlack Comedy and Next to Normal.
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