Welcome back to another fun-filled year of musical adventures with the music department. Mark you calendars now for the major musicals your child(ren) can be involved in:
Wednesday, August 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at Marian High School auditions are being held for any elementary aged students to audition for the Von Trapp children as Marian and Prep will be performing “The Sound of Music” for their Fall musical. Students who are interested should report to the Marian High School Kish Auditorium…enter at the Performing Arts Center. Students do not need to have anything prepared for the auditions. They will be taught a song for the audition once they are there.
7th & 8th Grade Girls Chorus Auditions will be held Wed., August 22nd and Friday, August 24th. The 7th grade girls will have auditions on Wednesday, August 22nd at 7:30 a.m. in the music room and the 8th grade girls will have auditions on Friday, August 24th at 7:30 a.m. in the music room. Please enter the school through the Main West school doors.
5th/6th Grades will be presenting “Madagascar, Jr.” on Thursday, November 15th in the school gym. There will be a special matinee at 1:45 p.m. on the 15th for our grandparent(s) to attend with a 7:00 p.m. evening performance for our school families.
2nd/4th Grades will be presenting their Christmas musical on Thursday, December 13th in the school gym. There will be a special matinee at 2:00 p.m. on the 13th for our grandparent(s) to attend with a 7:00 p.m. evening performance for our school families.
7th & 8th Grade Girls Chorus members to perform at New Cassel Retirement Center at 2:15 p.m.
PreKindergarten will present their Gingerbread Christmas program on Wednesday, December 19th at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Center.
Kindergarten will present their Christmas music program on Thursday, December 20th in the school gym.
1st/3rd Grades will be presenting their Spring musical on Thursday, March 21st in the school gym. There will be a special matinee at 2:00 p.m. on the 21st for the grandparent(s) to attend and a 7:00 p.m. evening performance for our school families.
I am excited for the start of the 2018-19 school year this Thursday. I hope your family had a wonderful summer and your children are ready for school to start!
“Seat belts, everyone!” We look forward to hosting the Omaha Symphony here at our school with their Mission Imagination concert called “The Symphonic School Bus-Get Instrumental”. By exploring all the different instrument families of the orchestra, students will work to make their dynamic deductions as to how each family uses vibrations to create music and unlock the secrets to the masterpiece. As teacher always says, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!” Our PreKindergarten to 3rd graders will be attending this concert on Tuesday, May 1st. in the Parish Center. Our Pre-Kindergarten classes have begun learning and rehearing their songs for their upcoming end of the year which will be held on Friday, May 18th at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Our Kindergarten classes are reviewing and wrapping up the year with our friends Beethoven Bear, Mozart Mouse and Clara the Cat. They will be working on learning and rehearsing their program songs for their end of the year performance which will be Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym. The first and third grade students did a fabulous performance of their spring musical called “It’s a Hit!” The first grade students have moved on to a jazz unit learning about scat singing and jazz composers like Thomas “Fats” Waller, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louie Armstrong. Our 3rd graders have been having a review of line and space notes and rhythm values and will begin their recorder unit. Our 2nd graders have been studying the music of a French composer, Camille Saint-Saen’s “Carnival of the Animals” and currently are learning about a Norwegian composer named Edvard Grieg and his musical composition called “Peer Gynt”. Recently, our 4th graders had a wonderful experience with the Recorder LinkUp concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The concert included music from Dvorak’s “New World Symphony”, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his 9th Symphony, and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” and songs of “Simple Gifts”, “To Make Words Sing” and its finale of “Simple Melody”. The students also had a music mentor, Mr. Stromquist, who is a trombonist with the Omaha Symphony. He made two visits with each classroom demonstrating his trombone and addressing concert etiquette and the acoustics of the Holland. It is a wonderful experience that the students really enjoy. The 8th grade students are finishing and reviewing the musical eras covering Medieval Era to the Romantic Era. We will be enjoying a little walk down ‘memory lane’ and watching the highlights of their 9 years of musicals. It’s hard to believe they will soon be graduating and moving on to high school. We wish them much success in the future and hope many continue to expand upon their musical talents.
Hi! I'm Mrs. English and I am the music teacher at St. Pius X / St. Leo for Pre-Kindergarten-4th and 8th grade. I am the proud mom of two SPSL graduates! Go Panthers!