THE ARTS AT ST. PAUL’S FIRST LUTHERAN SCHOOL
While other schools are cutting their Music and Drama programs, we are growing them! St. Paul’s First Lutheran School is committed to the arts and has a full-time music director on staff. Check out our facebook page videos.
An array of musical offerings and experiences are made available to all grade levels. Children in Kindergarten through grade 6 have multiple instructional music classes each week. In these classes, the children learn the art of singing as well as the fundamentals of music theory in a fun and engaging methodology.
Students in grades 7-8 are required to take a music elective.
Each school year culminates with a Spring Concert in which all students in all musical programs showcase what they’ve learned
Canticle Choir is open to students in Kindergarten-3rd grade. Rehearsals are twice each week during the school day. Since the choir performs several times a year in church services, canticle choir students are expected to be in attendance for such services.
The Crusader Choir is offered to students in grades 4-8. This elective choir is for credit and serves the St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church congregation several times a year in worship services. Students who choose this elective are required to be in attendance on Sunday mornings when they are scheduled to sing.
Tone Chimes Choir
Children in grade 5 may join this choir. The Tone Chimes Choir is an introduction to the Hand Bell Choir.
Hand Bell Choir
Students in grades 6-8 are eligible to participate. Students must be able to read music, have a good sense of rhythm, and show a sincere desire to learn. Beginning players will have a chance to progress to the advanced group as their talent develops.
Advanced Bell Choir
Advanced Bell Choir is reserved for students who have mastered beginner hand bell choir and want to continue their learning in advanced bell choir. This choir has several scheduled performances in which they are required to play in church and for special occasions. Failure to be in attendance may cause dismissal from the choir.
Beginner Band is open to anyone in grades 4-8. Its purpose is to begin the training of instrumental playing through a daily band program. The Beginner Band meets every morning from 7:45 – 8:10 a.m. A fee is charged for participation in Beginner Band.
Advanced Band is open to anyone in grades 5-8, with one year of experience or participation in the Beginner Band. The Advanced Band meets twice a week during the Jr. High elective period. There is no fee for the Advanced Band. However, for a fee, individual lessons with our Music Director may be acquired.
Drama is closely linked to music, and so the St. Paul’s music program features a spring musical. The faculty has an ongoing rotation of grade levels that prepare and present the annual musical. Our music director, Mr. Karl Bauer, and our drama coordinator, Miss Jan Stone, work diligently to produce a high quality stage production that give students of all ages an opportunity to perform under the lights. Past productions have included, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy,” “I Need A Vacation,” “E.I.E.I. Oops!”, “Cinderella,” and “Wizard of Oz.”