“Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.” ~ Pope John Paul II
Welcome to the wonderful world of music at Sacred Heart! Children have fun during music class and develop a love of music as they learn to sing wonderful hymns, folk songs, contemporary songs and even classical music. Students have numerous performance opportunities including the Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, assemblies and leading music at school Masses.
The PBJ, or Praise Band Jam, is an after-school choral ensemble consisting of students in Grades 3 through 5. The Big Eagle Band is an after-school vocal and instrumental ensemble consisting of students in Grades 6 through 8. The music department also stages the Gifts of the Spirit Show, otherwise known as the Talent Show, as it is important for students to have an opportunity to perform for their peers.
Orchestra & Piano
Students in orchestra and piano are taught fundamental music theory: music reading, rhythm, key signatures, chords and scales. In addition to learning music in the lesson book, students are encouraged to create their own original compositions. Robert McCarter, organist at Sacred Heart Cathedral, instructs middle school piano students, and Natalie Kimbro directs the Orchestra.
The Visual Arts at Sacred Heart strives to teach students there are many ways to see and interpret the world. In the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail. Children are taught that problems can have more than one solution and questions can have more that one answer. Students learn to say what cannot be said; to think through and within a material. Images become real. Children experience and discover the variety of what we are capable of feeling and make vivid that our thoughts are limitless.
The Sacred Heart Theatre Arts program is designed to prepare students for the study of acting, dramatic literature, and theatrical production, and to nurture appreciation for the many forms of theatre. Through research, planning, scripting, and performance experiences, the student will acquire skills in communicating ideas, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving.