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Extracurriculars » Orchestra, Band, Choir

Orchestra, Band, Choir

Orchestra:  Open to students in grades 3-5. Students must have one year of private lessons and be able to read simple music. Students must continue to take private lessons while participating in orchestra. To speak with our in house private teacher, Mrs. Hammerschmidt, or for a list of private teachers in the area, please email Mrs.Peters. Students are expected to practice at least 4 days a week for 30 minutes at home.The group meets before school 8:00 – 9:00 am Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting week of Sept. 18.  Cost is $200/semester. 

Please contact the director Anna Peters for questions: apeters@stccs.com 

Middle School Orchestra:  Open to students in grades 6-8. Students must have completed at least one year of private lessons and continue to take lessons through the school year. For a list of private teachers in the area or to seek availability through the in-house private studio, please email Mrs.Hammerschmidt. A case by case basis will be made to string students, not in middle school yet, who are more advanced players. Students are expected to at least practice 4 days a week for 30 minutes.The group meets before school 8:00 – 9:00 am Wednesdays and Fridays, starting week of Sept. 18.  Cost is $200/semester.

Please contact the director Erika Hammerschmidt for questions: erikaandsteve@usfamily.net 

Chamber Ensemble:  Audition-based ensemble, offered at no additional cost and open to advanced musicians participating in our middle school orchestra or concert band program.  Auditions are happening this week; please sign up. Contact Erika Hammerschmidt with questions, erikaandsteve@usfamily.net.  Chamber Ensemble meets before school 8:00 am – 9:00 am Mondays and Thursdays, starting week of Sept. 18.

 

Concert Band:  Open to students in grades 4-8.  Hill-Murray School provides instruction at SCCS during the school day on Thursdays.  Students rehearse in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Ensembles, and also receive small group lessons during the school day. The instructor will work with your child’s classroom teacher to avoid missing core classes.  Cost is $287.50/semester (reduced rates available for multiple children).  Find out more at upcoming sessions, led by Hill-Murray instructor, Zach Miller:

Thursday, Sept. 7 – instrument demonstrations for all 4th and 5th grade students

Wednesday, Sept. 13 – parent information session for all interested student musicians (note, any student in grades 4-8 may start band at this time. Subsequently, students will be able to schedule "try an instrument" session for Friday, Sept. 15.  

Thursday, Sept. 21 – rehearsals will begin for new and returning band students

 

Registration is done through this link provided by Hill-Murray: 

http://mytads.com/a/hillmurrayband

Questions?  Contact Zach Miller, Hill-Murray Band Instructor, zmiller@hill-murray.org

 

Choir:  St. Michael’s Parish offers choir opportunity for children.  Students have rehearsals on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm and once a month the children will sing a Sunday mass at the Church of Saint Michael or the Church of Saint Mary with 1-2 special masses hosted outside of the parish. Auditions are not necessary, but commitment to attendance is. Visit the parishes’ websites for more information and registration forms.