Hone your craft and explore your creative side in one of these exciting student organizations.
Helps students experience and create art in a creative environment outside the classroom. Members curate student art exhibitions, participate in the creation of set designs for campus theatrical productions and engage in a variety of other visual arts-oriented activities.
The Merrimack College Concert Band is a recent addition to Merrimack’s music groups, starting in 2016. All wind, string and percussion instruments are welcome, with no audition required. The Concert Band provides a fun, low-stress atmosphere for students who want to play more classical pieces composed for concert band settings.The Concert Band rehearses one night a week and performs two concerts each year, including a Winter concert and a Spring concert. Songs performed in the Winter concert may include Christmas tunes as well as classical pieces, while songs performed in the Spring concert may include pop tunes such as medleys from popular video games or themes from movies such as Star Wars or The Incredibles.
Performs a wide range of choral music — from classical to Broadway to contemporary — and holds a solo concert at the end of each semester. Can be taken as an elective course.
A noncompetitive club open to all students. Members rehearse two to three days a week and perform at many venues across campus.
Performs regularly at home basketball and football games, participates in Homecoming and Midnight Madness and produces its own shows. Also trains to compete at the annual National Dance Alliance competition in Daytona, Florida.
Gives students new opportunities to use film as an artistic medium for individual expression, while creating new networks of colleagues and friends. Typically sponsors two full-length lectures during the academic year as well as two on-campus film festivals during spring semester.
An opportunity to learn the fundamentals of improvisation while also playing in a section using sheet music. Performs onstage at the Rogers Center twice a year and at other events on campus. Can be taken as an elective course.
Student-run a cappella group that performs the best of contemporary vocal arrangements at a variety of events during the academic year. Membership is by audition.
A liturgical music ensemble that performs at campus Mass and chapel services as well as at interfaith events. Open to all singers and instrumentalists in the Merrimack community. Can be taken as an elective course.
OnStagers Dramatic Society
The OnStagers Dramatic Society is proud to be Merrimack’s oldest student organization who’s mission is to foster, teach and advance the performing arts at Merrimack. They 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 their productions, from technical theatre roles backstage to performing onstage. Certain OnStagers productions can be taken for course credit.
Pep Band represents the sound and spirit of the Merrimack student body. Open to all majors, this instrumental group rehearses once a week with no audition required. The Pep Band performs 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, the pep band creates a fun and exciting atmosphere whenever it plays.