St. Matthew’s music department consists of our Elementary and Middle School Choruses under the directions of Mrs. Alberto and our Band (grades 4 through 8) under the direction of Mr. DeVoe.
The Elementary Chorus is for students in grades 3 – 5 and meets on Wednesday afternoons from 2;2 to 3:00pm. During this time, students do not miss any core subjects. Middle School Chorus is for students in grades 6 – 8 and meets on Wednesdays during the elective bell.
Chorus members perform multiple times throughout the year, including Band and Chorus concerts, Carnival, Parent Teacher Guild meetings, school/community events, to mention a few.
In Chorus, students learn various vocal techniques, sing in unison and in harmony, and develop a repertoire of various musical styles from classical to contemporary.
Students in Chorus are expected to:
- Attend weekly rehearsals and scheduled performances
- Be committed and attentive during Chorus, demonstrating good behavior and a willingness to learn
- Maintain good grades in core subject areas
- Present a parental written excuse, in advance when possible, if unable to attend any performances
Permission slips for Chorus are sent home with eligible students at the beginning of each school year.
Remember…” Singing is praying twice!”