Immaculate Conception School

Music

Sing! Say! Dance! Play! It’s the Orff way.  
     Students learn music experientially and elementally with the goal of becoming life-long music makers.  The expectation is not that students become professional musicians, but people who participate fully in Mass, sing lullabies to their babies, and dance at weddings.  Students learn the Diocesan standards for music by singing, moving, playing xylophones and other percussion instruments, and creating their own movements and songs.  Students in 3rd and 4th grades learn the recorder with an eye toward playing in the band, an option for 5th – 8th graders.  7th and 8th-grade students choose how they participate in music by joining middle school choir, participating in general music, or playing in the band.
     Performance opportunities include the annual Christmas concert for students in kindergarten, third, and fifth grades. The middle school choir also performs this concert. Second graders share their singing talents during the First Holy Communion Mass in May.  There is also a spring performance for first grade.

Music Makings

Kindergarten has been visiting the Kingdom of Sing, where everything is sung.  First grade is working on singing in their head voices with a light and free sound. The 2nd grade is making music for First Holy Communion.  Ask your 2nd grader to sing the First communion songs for you. Third and Fourth graders are playing the recorder and learning to read music on the treble clef.  Fifth grade is studying world instruments and families of instruments.  Sixth grade is creating a second section  to the song Sandy McNabb, using rhythm and body percussion or movement.  Junior High reading music on the treble clef and playing music using boomwhackers.

To sing is to pray twice.
St. Augustine