Junior School Music
Students in Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten participate in regular music classes each cycle. The students enjoy singing, playing, creating and listening to music. Students also perform at a holiday concert, Grandparent’s Day and classroom assemblies.
Students in grades one to five participate in both regular music classes and choir. In music class students develop their language and performance skills, composition skills, and listening skills. The central idea in music is “musical expression may be passed down through time.” The learning engagements in music class and the focus on choral performance in choir prepare students to express themselves musically and to appreciate a wide variety of music from various cultures and time periods.
The grade 1 to 3 choir and the grade 4 to 5 choir focus on developing their vocal skills including breathing, diction, phrasing, dynamics and blend. These choirs perform at the Remembrance Day Assembly, the Holiday Concert, the Music Festival, Grandparent’s Day, Family Luncheons and Closing Ceremonies. The choirs have performed well at the Winnipeg Music Festival receiving gold ratings and several trophies including the Mozart Shield and the Anne Tate Memorial trophy. The varied performances provide an opportunity for the students to express themselves musically.
Junior School Bell Choir
Grade 4 and 5 students may participate in an extracurricular bell choir. These students commit to extra practices outside of class time meeting once or twice a cycle to learn proper bell technique and to read the bell score. Students perform on the Schulmerich hand bells. We normally have two bell choirs because of the number of students desiring to participate. The bell choirs perform at the Holiday Concert, Grandparent’s Day and closing ceremonies.
Middle School Choir
In this program, students build on the fundamentals of music learned in the junior school program. Focus is put on developing performance skills, while also emphasizing connections from voice and arts to the wider world. From learning about how music can be used by a nation to fuel change, to sharing different visual perspectives to a piece of music, the Voice program in Middle School is a truly exciting experience.
Senior School Choir
The Senior School choral program promotes healthy singing technique and the opportunity to sing a variety of musical styles. In the past, the choir has performed classical, folk, popular, jazz and world music arrangements from international and local composers. Past performances include the Tim Horton's Brier, the Winnipeg Competition Music Festival and Choralfest.