Music, theater, and dance play a central role in the emotional and intellectual development of all Ellis school students. Students in the Middle School study through a cyclical general music curriculum beginning in fifth grade through the end of eighth grade. Each student is also required to participate in a performing ensemble and will choose between dance, choir, band and strings. These ensembles perform two concerts per school year. Also in the Middle School, grades 5, 6, and 7, students have an opportunity to be a part of a theatrical production. In grade 8 perform in a musical in the spring.
Silver Strings is a string ensemble which is available for advanced string players and must receive a teacher signature before joining the group.