Band, Choral, and Theater Programs
Guardian Angels is proud to have the longest running band program within the Archdiocese.
Students in the fifth grade may take Beginning Band to fulfill their music requirement. They will learn basic fundamentals of playing a band instrument and reading music notation, and will perform at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
6th Grade Intermediate Band
Sixth graders may take Intermediate Band to fulfill their music requirement. They will continue to build their instrumental playing technique and play concert band repertoire as a group. Intermediate Band members are required to wear the red GA Band polo shirt with black pants, black socks, and black shoes while performing at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
7th/8th Grade Advanced Band
Students in Advanced Band play more challenging repertoire and have the opportunity to perform outside of school in addition to the Christmas and Spring Concerts. Advanced Band members are required to wear the red GA Band polo shirt with black pants, black socks, and black shoes while performing at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
GA Select Band
All 6-8 grade band students who are looking for additional challenge and enrichment are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Select Band, which meets on Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. This group will play a variety of musical styles including jazz, pop, classical, and movie themes. This group will have the opportunity to perform at school mass, athletic events, pep rallies, and assemblies in addition to the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
All percussionists in grades 5-8 are welcome and encouraged to participate in Percussion Ensemble, which meets on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. Students will develop their percussion skills, increase their playing time, and have FUN making music with friends! This group will have the opportunity to perform at the Christmas and Spring Concerts.
Band students are encouraged to represent Guardian Angels School in state and local honor bands such as OMEA District 14 Junior High Honor Band, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and Catholic Schools Honor Band.
Private LessonsPrivate lessons are highly encouraged in addition to participation in band class at school, whether students need extra help or are looking for more challenge.Private lesson instructors are professionally trained on their instruments and can focus on each student’s individual needs, resulting in greater improvement and increased enjoyment of music.
A Final Note
Guardian Angels partners with Performing Arts Inc. to put on an annual musical for students that are in Kindergarten – 4th grade. The program is entirely voluntary and practices take place after school.