At Sacred Heart we are proud to offer our students the possibility to further their music ability through piano, guitar and voice lessons. Lessons are offered throughout the day and after school. Approximately 50 students are taking advantage of these lessons.
Music class should be fun! Our students, PreK-4 through Fifth grade, sing, dance, stomp, clap, skip, bang on drums and play musical instruments. In addition, our Third graders learn to play the recorder and are doing well. Also, during the Fourth and Fifth grade we will explore xylophones and other instruments to learn notes and rhythm. Our elementary music students perform at Grandparents Day, has a Christmas program and has the opportunity to be involved in our annual Talent Show.
In 2013 we expanded our fine arts department to include Music in the middle school curriculum. The students enjoy learning how to play the guitar, making music videos, learning about musicals and other hands on activities. The sixth through eighth grades can also participate in our annual Talent Show as well.
Sacred Heart High School Choir
Sacred Heart High School Choir has an energetic and committed group of students. They lead music in our weekly school wide mass, prepare music and sing at our graduation mass, mentor our younger students in childrens choir and are involved in their own church music programs.
Our childrens choir is open to any student in second through sixth grade. We are active in participating in school wide masses as well as parish masses that include Christmas eve mass and First Communion. The choir has been invited to sing in their community Christmas Village and other venues around our city. The kids enjoy singing in their community and sharing their talents with others.
We prepare students to think both creatively and critically. Students are trained to be producers of art and a source of knowledge and motivation for the community. We build on pre-existing skills and develop new ones, helping students to gain confidence in their fellow students.
We offer information and enrichment to the school and diocesan communities by providing quality opportunities for display of talent.
We encourage life-long participation in the arts, appreciation for the uniqueness of each person, and responsibility for the stewardship of God-given gifts.
We strive for the highest standards in all things, preparing our students for active participation in the community for the service of others.
Music is a wonderful gift from God and is a valued part of our students’ educational experience. We believe that music is essential to the emotional, spiritual and intellectual development of all children. Musical training has significant influences on brain development, so children do better in all areas of learning and behavior when they participate in music classes.