All students at St. Helen School attend music each week. Fourth grade through eighth grade attend music once a week for a 60 minute class. Kindergarten thru third grade attend music twice a week. Singing, playing instruments, such as percussion, recorder and guitar, and learning music theory concepts. Middle school students add a technology component and creative/research projects to their studies.
There are many other opportunities outside of music class to enrich student musical experiences:
Grandparents Day: All students K-8 participate in a concert in the fall, singing a song related to our school themes.
Choir: Students in grades 4-8 can join an extracurricular morning class. We perform several concerts a year and go on field trips. In the past, we’ve sung at the Dayton Holiday Festival, Hometown Holiday, Eintracht Singing Society, Creative Spirit Arts Festival, The Dayton Dragons, and Kings Island.
Cantors: Students in grades 5-8 can also join another extracurricular morning class, leading other students in school Mass each week.
Band: In addition, the Carroll High School Band Department offers a tuition program, for students grade 5 through 8, to learn band instruments several times a week during and after school.
Spring Musical: Each year, there is a musical that is presented to the rest of the school and the parents. Auditions are usually held in late January or early February, with after school practices two to three times a week, and a performance in May. Students in grades 4-8 participate in the musical.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
Mrs. Geanna Schwaegerle
Updated January 17, 2019