Beginner Band is an instrumental music class for 5th graders that offers students the opportunity to learn how to play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument.
Teachers, students, and parents decide which instrument is best suited to the child. The band director teaches the students how to play their chosen instrument during two classes each week. The group performs at three concerts each school year. The students are graded on their participation in class, attendance at concerts and their own practice at home
Concert Band is for students in 6th – 8th grade who have previously been in a beginner band. This group has a much more rigorous performance schedule and students are expected to have a good mastery of their instrument. This band is also for woodwinds, brass and percussion. The repertoire consists of many genres of music including classical, hymnody, Christmas, patriotic and jazz. Rehearsals are twice a week and students are required to practice at home, as well. The students are graded on their participation in class, attendance at concerts and their own practice at home
Joyful Noise choir is for 6th – 8th graders to have the opportunity to grow in their singing abilities. Part singing will be learned and featured as students experience the fundamentals of harmonization. Participation in the Lutheran High School choral clinics and fine arts festival are also part of the choir palate at this level. The singers will continue to perform in school concerts, chapel services, and worship services. They will even get perform with some visiting groups in the Music at Zion concert series.
Jubilant Voice choir is for 5th graders to have a beginning choir experience. They will be introduced to sheet music and learn how to read from it. Participants will learn about posture, tone production, phrasing, and much more. The primary focus will be on developing a good unison choral sound. The singers will perform in school concerts, chapel services, worship services, and other special events.