Choir


Overview:

Choir is open to all 5th - 8th grade students who love to sing and want to challenge and strengthen their musical skills.

We have a number of exciting events this year. In December choir will be going Christmas Caroling at local assisted living facilities. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to share our talents and Christmas spirit with those in need. We will also perform at the St. Mary Christmas Program. In addition, the choir will once again participate in our school’s Fine Arts Night. This event showcases the talents of choir, band, Spanish and the incredible variety of art mediums taught to the students by Mrs. Drees.

Finally, we will work to fulfill one of our long time established goals of creating and submitting an audition tape to the Milwaukee Brewers in the hopes of singing the National Anthem at a game. Although this is not a guaranteed event it will be a great experience for our singers to learn about the audition process.

Choir Expectations:

  • Arrive on time (we have a short amount of time to do great work together!)
  • Be respectful of all choir members (we all have different vocal talents.)
  • Take care of your assigned binder of sheet music (this is school property.)
  • Be open to singing all styles of music.

Last Year Highlights:

Last year the choir attended the Chicago Choral Festival and Mass which is led by the American Federation Pueri Cantores (a National Catholic Choral Organization). This event brings choirs from the greater Midwestern region together to sing liturgical music spanning 1500 years – from Gregorian chant to music of the twenty-first century. The festival was held on Saturday, March 3 at Holy Name Cathedral.

Click here to view the YouTube video of St. Mary Choir singing Dona Nobis at the Chicago Choral Festival and Mass at the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.  It includes the two preludes the Choir sang for the mass: "Create in Me a Clean Heart O God" and "Dona Nobis Pacem."

Beautiful photos from the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago:

 

 

 

Watch the video below to see St. Mary Choir practicing at The Holy Name Cathedral.... Wow!!!

The St. Mary Parish School Choir rehearsing during the year:  

       

The choir will once again be participating in our school’s Fine Arts Night. This event allows our students to showcase their talents in choir, band, Spanish and the incredible variety of art mediums taught to the students by Mrs. Drees.

Goal of the Program:

  • To develop skills to read parted music
  • To learn effective vocal skills and techniques
  • To Christmas carol at local nursing homes and assisted living houses
  • To learn repertoire for the school’s Christmas program and Fine Arts Night

Larger goals for the future include:

  • To compete at state choral competitions
  • To represent our school by singing the national anthem at a Brewers game
  • To become a member of the American Federation Pueri Cantores (a National Catholic Choral Organization)

Forms


Activity Leader 
Mrs. Schultz
(the Music teacher)

Grades 
Open to students in 5th - 8th Grade

Date/Time 

Tuesdays, 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Location 
Room 105

 

Students should be picked up from the upper lot at Door #2.

 

 

 

 

The choir will once again be participating in our school’s Fine Arts Night on Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. This event allows our students to showcase their talents in choir, band, Spanish and the incredible variety of art mediums taught to the students by Mrs. Drees.