The art program at St. Mary School incorporates a very hands-on approach to learning about art and its processes. Our students learn by creating their own works of art! The art elements and principles, and the history and cultures of art are sprinkled into the lessons as an introduction or during the process. Art skills and techniques are also introduced based on the levels of our students. Our art classes are enjoyable and fun, and perhaps a bit messy sometimes, but our students surprise and delight us every day with their talent and insight!
Band and Creative Music
K-3 Creative Music
What a fun and rewarding opportunity to learn all about music. In this exciting music class the student will gain knowledge of music notation, signs, symbols, terms, history, theory, composition, and composers.
Methods and techniques in vocal and instrumental music will also be included for that hands/voice-on experience.
Students in creative music will be exploring music through movement, listening, singing, hands on activities and instruments such as orff mallet and percussion instruments, boomwhackers and recorders in 3rd grade
Grades kindergarten-3rd meet once a week. Ensembles and choirs are created for recitals, children mass, and performances.
Band/Grades 4 & 5
Middle School Grades 6-8
A fun and rewarding opportunity to introduce students to woodwind, percussion, and brass instruments.
Students will learn techniques and methods in playing, reading music notation, understand musical signs, symbols and terms. Students will also gain knowledge in music history, theory, and composition.
Levels of experience vary from the beginner to advanced.
Choir is a year-long performance class that teaches the basics of good choral singing and basic musicianship. Students learn and perform a varied repertoire throughout the year that includes songs in different styles. In addition, they learn how to sing with proper vocal technique and how to read music.
Choir students become sharper listeners, better audience members, and develop an increased appreciation for music.
Students learn to read music and the mechanics of proper voice control, including how body position and posture can improve their singing ability.