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This coming Friday, April 20, we welcome Grandparents and Grand Friends to our special celebration. Activities start at 9:10 am. School is a half-day.  Students will be dismissed at noon with their special guests.
Extracurriculars » Orchestra, Band, Choir

Orchestra, Band, Choir

Strings 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.  Cost is $200/semester. Second Semester begins the week of January 8. New qualifying students are welcome.

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

Middle School Strings 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 5 days a week for 30 minutes.The group meets before school 8:00 – 9:00 am Wednesdays and Fridays.  Cost is $200/semester.  Second Semester begins the week of January 17.  New qualifying students are welcome.

Please contact the director Erika Hammerschmidt for questions: ehammerschmidt@stccs.com

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. Students are required to have 2 years experience playing their instrument within their Band/Orchestra Rehearsals. Second Semester Auditions for Chamber Ensemble will take place  on Thursday, January 11 between 8-9 and Wednesday, January 17 between 8-9 in the Middle School Rehearsal Room (Old Teachers' Lounge).  Please contact Erika Hammerschmidt for more information/materials, ehammerschmidt@stccs.com.  Once Second Semester membership is determined, Chamber Ensemble will meet before school 8:00 am – 9:00 am Mondays and Thursdays.

 

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). Registration is done through this link provided by Hill-Murray, and Second Semester payments are made automatically using the TADS system. 

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.