The St. John’s Choral program has been busy. There have been three major events in less than twenty-four hours: Vocal Resonance sang at the Vatican Embassy, Music Ministry sang for the junior class Mass, and Chamber Choir recorded a Christmas song for Catholic Charities.
St. John’s Performing Arts Department held its Tri-M Induction this evening in the de La Salle Chapel. Tri-M (which stands for Modern Music Master) is the Music Honor Society and recognizes the musical and service achievements of its members. This is the tenth year that SJC has been part of Tri-M, and it was the largest induction class so far.
St. John’s is happy to welcome Mr. Luc Hotaling as our new Theatre Director. Mr. Hotaling says “I’m happy to join St. John’s this year as the theater director and I look forward to getting settled; learning more about the program; and building on what is obviously a very strong tradition.”
The summer months are a great time to get away from the daily rigors of school and relax a little. The easier schedule allows our students musicians to continue to practice on their own and many students take private lessons. A few take advantage of the extra time and participate in summer music programs.
Jason Lerner, a 2019 graduate of St. John’s, received the Outstanding Catholic Youth Award. Jason received this award for his work with the Adaptive Religious Education program at St. Rose of Lima parish.
St. John’s Regimental Band held its first rehearsal today. The primary goal of the day was to introduce the incoming freshmen to the long tradition of the band and provide them with a basic introduction to marching.
Welcome to the latest version of the St. John’s Performing Arts Blog. This blog should be easier to find from the St. John’s homepage. It will keep you up to date on all that is happening in the Performing Arts Department, as well as inform you of upcoming events and concerts. Be sure to check in frequently.