(K-6 music teacher, Youth of Note chorus director) - Mrs. Laurie Kendall (band director)
We love to sing and music is everywhere at Holy Cross Academy. Our music program consists of weekly music classes for grades K to 6. Students learn music theory, experience dances from around the world and experiment with basic instruments. Teachers also use music within their classes, in the study of various cultures and as a means of self expression.
As part of their music classes, our students take part in school plays and programs. Kindergartners perform both a Christmas show and an End-of-year program for their parents. Students in grades 1, 2 & 3 act out the Nativity for our school community and their parents each year. 4th & 5th graders participate in a Spring show and our 6th graders present the Tale of the Three Trees each year at Holy Cross and St. Mary Church on the Wednesday of Holy Week.
Boys and girls in grades 5 to 8 are invited to be part of our school chorus, Youth of Note. Our chorus leads music at our weekly liturgies, led by student cantors. Students also learn challenging choral music for our Christmas and spring concerts.
Students in grades 3 & 4 are eligible to take keyboarding lessons taught by our band instructor Mrs. Laurie Kendall. Beginning in grade 4, students may study band or string instruments and learn to play along with others. Our instrumental music program is a co-curricular activity and one which allows students to expand their musical talents. Students perform in two concerts annually, at Christmas and in the spring.