Currently our Pre-Kindergarten students continue to work with steady beat and matching pitch with various musical storybooks. Kindergarten continue to study Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear, and Clara Schumann the Cat. They have reviewed high/low, fast/slow, and loud/soft and are now working with steady beats and identifying quarter notes. 1st and 3rd graders have begun working on their upcoming soccer themed musical of “It’s A Hit!” which will be presented on Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. This musical celebrates the beauty and glory of the sport baseball and how working together as a team we can accomplish amazing things together! The 4th graders are preparing for the Recorder Linkup program. They are learning about reading music, working in a musical ensemble and concert behavior. They will then unite with hundreds of other students from throughout the metro area for a concert with the Omaha Symphony at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 4th! 8th Grade continues to study the musical eras of Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic while studying other composers of Palestrina, Bach, Beethoven and Mussorgky and Schubert.
Fall into Music
October 31, 2017
Music Department has been busy preparing for several upcoming events. Thursday, November 8th the 5th/6th graders will take to the stage to present “High School Musical Jr.” at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Grandparents are more than welcome to attend a special matinee on Thursday, November 8th at 1:45 p.m. in the gym. A special section will be reserved just for them! We had six students in 4th and 5th grades who will be participating in the Nebraska All-State Children’s Choir. They include 4th Graders: Clare E., Lucy M., and Will H. and 5th Graders: Nathan B., Annie H. and Katie S.. These students will attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Thursday, November 16th to be a part of a 350 student choir consisting of students from the entire state of Nebraska. They will be working with an internationally-known conductor, Rollo Dilworth. They will perform a concert in the Lied Center of Performing Arts at 4:00 p.m. for their families. The 2nd/4th Graders have begun working on their upcoming Christmas program “The Lights of Jingle Bell Hill”. Their performances will be Thursday, December 7th with a 2:00 p.m. matinee for Grandparents and a 7:00 p.m. performance in the gym that evening. The 7th/8th Grade Girls Chorus will be performing before the 2nd/4th Grade program as well as a special performance by our Nebraska All-State Children’s Choir. The Girl Chorus will then be performing for the residents at New Cassel Retirement Center on Tuesday, Dec. 12th at 2:15 p.m. Pre-Kindergarten will present their special “Gingerbread Christmas” program Friday, December 15th in the Parish Center at 8:30 a.m. and then we will top off the day with the Kindergarten Christmas program at 2:45 p.m. in the gym…also on Friday, December 15th! Please mark your calendars now for all of these wonderful performances! First graders will soon be learning about the wonderful composer, Peter Tchaikovsky and his fantastic “The Nutcracker”. The 3rd graders will be learning about the composer George F. Handel and his famous “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah. Eighth grade students recently enjoyed a day at the Joslyn Art Museum with the Omaha Symphony’s “Celebrate Creativity” project. Please check out the 8th grade page with pictures for our wonderful day and it’s musical adventures. The 8th graders will be studying musicals and in particular “West Side Story”. As always, a busy time of year and look forward to seeing you at your child’s performances!
WELCOME to MUSIC! 2017 – 2018
August 25, 2017
We are so excited to be back for another fun-filled year in the music department. Please note the dates of the many scheduled special music programs our school will be providing for your child(ren) this coming school year.
8th Grade attending Omaha Symphony “Celebrate Creativity” Tuesday, October 24th Joslyn Museum
5th/6th Grade Musical “High School Musical, Jr.” Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m -Gym
4th/5th Grade All State Honor Choir Thursday, November 16th 4:00 p.m. Lincoln, NE
2nd/4th Grade Christmas Program with the 7th/8th Grade Girls Chorus Thursday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m. -Gym
7th/8th Grade Girls to perform at New Cassel – Tuesday, December 12th at 2:15 p.m.
PreKindergarten Gingerbread Christmas Program Friday, Dec. 15th at 8:45 a.m. -PC
Kindergarten Christmas Program Friday, December 15th at 2:45 p.m. -Gym
7th/8th Grade Honor Choir Friday, January 12th
1st/3rd Spring Musical with the 7th/8th Grade Show Choir Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. – Gym
4th Grade Recorder Linkup Wednesday, April 4th at 9:30 a.m. Holland Performing Arts
Omaha Symphony Presents “Mission Imagination” Grades PreSchool – 3rd PC
PreKindergarten Program Wednesday, May 16th 8:45 a.m. PC
Kindergarten Program Friday, May 18th 8:45 a.m. – Gym
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!