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®      Art Education 

            Meet the Masters is a rewarding art program that introduces students in Kindergarten through Eighth grade to master artists and their works.  Volunteers and teachers work together to develop each studentís ability to view and interpret the artwork and then produce their own works of art.  Student art experience is also extended through curriculum projects.  The annual Art Fair showcases student creativity.

 ®      Music Instruction              

    Music classes are held once weekly for each grade level.  Students in Preschool through Second grades meet for a thirty-minute period while students in Third through Eighth grades meet for a forty-five minute period.

 ®      Performances

    Each student will participate in two performances per year.  The first is an Advent/Christmas Performance involving the entire student body.  The second is a Spring Performance consisting of a Preschool through Fourth Grade Disney Program and a Fifth through Eighth Grade Broadway-style show.

 ®      Projects      

    Students in Third through Eighth grades prepare many projects in Music Class ranging from Musical Notation Contests to biographical reports on famous musicians.

 ®      Cultural Enrichment

    Each year there are several outside presentations for the students at Santa Maria School.  They include performances by local schools, professional Theatrical Performances and Instrumental Instruction.

 ®      Private Instruction     

    Students have the option of studying private voice or piano lessons with the Music Educator at Santa Maria School.  Lesson times and fees can be discussed with the parents of each interested student.

 ®      Band

    The students in Fourth through Eighth grades are eligible to participate in the school band program.  Lessons are given to the students on a weekly basis, and one band rehearsal is scheduled each week.  Information regarding participation in the band is available in the school office.(847) 949-2335

 ®      Handbells    

    Students in Fifth through Eighth grades may participate in the Handbell program here, at Santa Maria School.  Each student will be asked to set up an audition time with the director at the beginning of the school year.  Any interested students should contact the school office for further information.  (847) 949-2335


Last modified: July 18, 2000