All students in grades K-8 participate in weekly general music classes. Here are some highlights of performances the kids look forward to each year:
- Kindergarten Christmas Program and Kindergarten celebration program in May
- 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Christmas Program - every 3rd grader is featured with a specific job in the show!
- 4th & 5th Spring Music Program - features recorders and bucket drumming, along with other musical talents!
- 6th, 7th, & 8th- Ukuleles, World Drumming and Composing - these talents are shared through the year at school events!
Band begins in grade 5 and continues through grade 8. Our three bands are featured at several concerts, assemblies and pep rallies throughout the year.
Chorus begins in grade 4 and continues through grade 8. Our three choirs sing at concerts, assemblies, masses, services and church events throughout the year.
OTHER MUSICAL GROUPS OFFERED AT SMS
- Bell Choir (grades 7 and 8)
- Jazz Band (grades 6, 7, 8) *
- Percussion Ensemble (grades 6, 7, 8)*
- District III Solo and Ensemble Contest Participants (grades 7 and 8 choir/band)
- Advanced Choir
(* jazz and percussion ensemble every other year currently)
Students in grades 7 & 8 who are enrolled in band or choir can participate in District III Solo and Ensemble Contest held each spring. We also nominate and send several students each year to various honors groups including District III Honors Band and Choir Festival.
Open to all 6, 7 and 8th grade students. Drama club meets after school and during school for about 9 weeks to prepare a musical each year. Our past shows: Frozen Jr. (2019), Wizard of Oz (2018), Shrek (2017), Aladdin Jr. (2016), Lion King Jr. (2015), Getting to Know the Sound of Music (2014), Annie Jr. (2013), The Little Mermaid Jr. (2012), High School Musical Jr. (2012), The Music Man Jr. (2011), Beauty and the Beast (2010), Annie Jr. (2009).
DRAMA CLUB Jr.
Open to 2nd -5th grade students. They meet after school for several weeks to put on a production. 6th-8th grade students help as producers, costumers and various backstage help with the production. Past shows include: Seussical Jr. (2020), Annie Jr (2019), Cinderella (2018).