Saint Joseph School offers a variety of musical options for instrumental students who are in 4th through 8th grades. Students begin their instrumental career in September of their 4th grade year. They are given one small group lesson each week. Featured instruments include the flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and percussion. Beginner students perform in a Christmas concert and a Spring concert.
The Advanced Band has a variety of performance opportunities. These members perform in a Christmas concert as well as a Spring concert. SJS also has a select group of musicians who perform with the Cumberland County Junior High Honors Band.
Saint Joseph’s band students have the opportunity to play at school Masses each month. This helps to enhance their performance skills and gives them an extended repertoire. SJS offers a Jazz Band for all 6th through 8th grade members who are interested.
In addition to these groups, each year SJS musicians participate in Trinity’s Elementary/Junior High Honors Band. This group consists of musicians from all of the schools which feed into Trinity High School. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to develop friendships and learn more advanced musical skills.
The fee for music lessons is $40.00 per month and covers the cost of lessons each week as well as all band rehearsals and concerts.