Friday, 21 August 2015 00:00

Music Notes!

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Sign up now to register your young musician for classes in piano, bells, and band! Piano lessons are available for students in grades 1-8. Weekly lessons are 30 minutes in length. Students will have the opportunity to play at all-school masses and other recitals throughout the year. Weekly classes in handbells are approximately 40 minutes in length. These ensembles perform frequently throughout the year and go on a performance tour throughout the Des Moines area every December to share musical Christmas Joy. There are two bands at St. Joseph. The Beginning (Blue) Band is for 4th & 5th grade (beginning) students. Students in this ensemble rehearse as a full band weekly for 40 minutes and each have a weekly 30 minute individual or group lesson. The Advanced (Gold) Band is for students who have played for at least 1 year. Students in this ensemble rehearse 1-2 times per week and each have a 30 minute indiviual or group lesson. Gold Band students participate in the All-City Marching Band Festival at Dowling High School. All Band students perform two school concerts per year and All-City Concert Band Festival with the whole diocese. Additionally, band students prepare a solo on his/her instrument and perform at solo contest every February. Music is an important part of everyday life. Enroll your child in instrumental music classes now so they will experience the joy of making music!
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