From the Blog

Choir Concert 6/6

Today, June 6, our choirs are putting on their year-end concert. The concert will be featuring all of our choirs and spotlighting several of our outstanding graduating seniors. Mr. Rist is so proud of these students and their efforts and is honored to share the evening with you. 7:00 PM in the Ken Collins Auditorium! 


The last play of the school year is coming up. McNary Theatre Arts presents a completely original look at William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that they are calling #caesar. This unique production will feature original physical theatre choreography and perform on the Ken Collins stage May 17-20. All performances are at 7pm. Tickets are available now
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Requires: Basic music knowledge, some experience on drum set, and the ability to rehearse at 6:30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Reward: A free large blizzard of your choice, a free drum set lesson with a local professional drummer, and being part of an awesome band! If interested, send a message to Ms. Welterlen by texting
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Free Summer Camp Opportunity to Explore Careers – Register Today

The Salem Keizer School District will once again offer a variety of Career and Technical Ed camps to High school and Middle school students this summer. Camps will run June through August at a variety of location around the district. Students can explore Digital Filmmaking, Manufacturing, Automotive Technologies and Emergency Services through hands on experiences
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Keizer Jazz Night is This Saturday

The McNary Band program is proud to present Keizer Jazz Night this Saturday, March 18th from 6-9pm at the McNary Golf Restaurant. The night will feature a talented guest band led by accomplished jazz saxophonist and composer, Jessika Smith, and McNary’s own Jazz Band I. There will be appetizers, a live and silent auction, and
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McNary Theater Department most recent production of “Crimes of the Heart” will be showing March 15th-18th at 7pm. The matinee on March 18th will be shown at 1:30pm. Tickets will cost $5 and are online at or at the door. Seating will be limited so get your tickets soon.


This week is the start of McNary’s Fourth Annual One Act Festival. This year it will feature seven original plays written by students at McNary around our season theme of Reaching For More, directed by seven senior theatre students, with set design by technical theatre students. This is the second year of using all student written
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McNary High School Art Show On Now!

The Keizer Art Association is presenting a McNary High School student art show February 2nd to the 25th. The artist reception is Saturday, Feb. 4th from 2-4pm. Come out and support your fellow celtic artist! Class Information for February, 2017 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; Combined drawing and painting class – Steve Kleier Feb. 2,
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The Addams Family Musical Coming Soon!!

Hey there Celtics, Starting January 19th, McNary’s Theater will be performing The Addams Family Musical. Grab all your friends and family for an absolutely wonderful time. The cast has been working hard for a long time, and it’ll definitely pay off. Want more info?!? Production dates: January 19-21 & 26-28, 2017 at 7pm January 21
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Winter Concerts

It’s winter time and you know what that means… McNary’s amazing band, orchestra, and choir will be putting on their winter concerts! McNary has always been known for its’ fine arts programs, so you can expect nothing but the best from these concerts. You can purchase tickets at the door or, for the choir concert,
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