St. Bernard School Band
St. Bernard is alive with the sound of music! We offer instrumental music to our 4th -8th graders. In the 3rd grade, students are preparing for a performance class with the introduction of recorders in January. At the end of the 3rd grade, students have an option to choose to play an instrument, which becomes their music class. The students have 2 classes a week to learn how to read music, music theory, and how to play one of the following beginner instruments: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone and percussion(snare/practice pad). There are 2 performances a year, one in December and one in May. These are a requirement for their final grade.
We currently have 70% of the students in grades 4-8 in the band program. It is a very successful program and the students are well prepared to go into their high school ensembles, and are encouraged to do so.