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Music & Band Program

Music Program

Music at St. Paul is developed around goals and objectives that allow the child:

  • To make and perform rhythm, melody and harmony
  • To understand and participate in sacred and secular music
  • To read music and understand the notation system of the language of music

To accomplish this, music is taught from Pre-K through 8th grade. Instruction in playing the recorder, hand chimes and handbells is given to all children in selected grade levels. Opportunities are given for beginning composing and conducting. Middle school students can choose to participate in choir, band, and handbells. Composers, music history, the elements of music, folk music of the world, and the American musical experience are studied. Singing and rhythm activities are a regular part of the early childhood and primary curriculum.

Students in grades 3 through 8 have the opportunity to belong to a performing choir.  There is also an opportunity for grades 6-8 to participate in a handbell choir. These choirs perform during chapel, occasional church services, and other special events at St. Paul and in the community.

The band program consists of two divisions: Beginning and Concert bands involving students in grades 5 – 8. Students participating in this program have many performance opportunities within the school and in the community.

A Christmas service involving students from 1st through grade 8 and a spring musical are held annually. These performances are one of the highlights of the school year, and a source of much joy and pride throughout the school.