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We encourage our students to express themselves, explore and develop a better sense of self through our extracurricular fine arts programs.  

 

Visual Arts (Grades K – 8)

Multiple opportunities for students to have further exposure to the arts. These include:
  • Art Club
  • Participation in FAME (Festival of Arts and Music Education)
  • Journal Gazette’s Design an Ad  Artsonia (online display of students’ art work)
  • Windy City Players performances
  • Philharmonic performances
  • Pueri Cantores choir ensemble participation
  • Fine Arts Night participation including Aurasma (a digital discussion of each student’s art piece) 
 

Show Choir (Grades 5 – 8)

Students learn how to read music and rhythms, proper breathing, vocal techniques, teamwork, and how to be a friendly competitor. Show choir also:  
 
  • Competes against other local school show choirs
  • Performs throughout the year
  • Prepares students for high school show choir
  • Solo & Ensemble – Opportunity to participate in ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) competition 

 

Band (Grades 4 – 8)

  •  Beginning Band – for students just beginning to learn an instrument. No experience needed either in playing an instrument or reading music.
  • Advanced Band – for students with a year or more of playing an instrument
  • Solo & Ensemble – Grades 5-8 may participate in ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) competition 

 

Guitar Program (Grades 5 – 8)  

  • Basic - students learn the basics of guitar while preparing a repertoire for the annual Christmas recital and student recital
  • Advanced - these students learn church repertoire and are invited to play for school Masses
 

Liturgical Choir (Grades 5 – 8)

  •  Students practice during school hours
  • Sing at school Masses as well as holy days
  • Opportunity to cantor during school Masses 

 

Spring Musical (Grades 5 - 8)

 
Annual musical production with the opportunity to participate in various areas of a live stage production.  This includes:  
 
  •  Acting
  • Choreography and dance
  • Music (playing and singing)
  • Scene design and construction
  • Stage management