Holy Cross has a strong tradition of great music-making. We believe that music is for everyone and that growing our knowledge and skills in music are an integral part of becoming the people that God intended us to be. We are spiritual, emotional, and social beings, and engaging in music making allows us to develop these aspects of ourselves more fully.
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Students in our Kindergarten through 5th grade classes receive one hour of music instruction each week. 4th and 5th graders also have the opportunity to help lead music during weekly morning liturgy, and 5th grade students are welcome to begin learning a band instrument.
Rhythm, Pitch, Melody, Harmony, Beat. These are the elements of music that we explore together in the classroom. Through song, movement, instruments, listening activities, games, and immersing ourselves in the language of music, we become more confident in our performance skills.
5th Grade Band
Students in 5th grade are invited to begin learning a band instrument. This is always an exciting part of a student’s music education, and one of my favorite parts of teaching!
5th grade band students meet as a large group once weekly to rehearse and review what they are learning in lessons. Lessons occur during the school day and students are grouped by instrument. Check out this 4-minute TED talk on how playing an instrument enhances brain function in a unique and extraordinary way.
Middle school students may participate in either band or choir- or both- each year. Choir students help lead our weekly morning liturgies, and all students participate in our all-school performances, which are held in December and May. Students are also welcome to showcase their talents in our School Talent show, held in March.
We look forward to meeting you!
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