Making a Joyful Noise unto the Lord!
The choral music program at St. John’s consists of choirs at each grade level from K-5 and one auditioned choir for girls in grades 6-8. The choirs practice 1-2 times per week during school and sing during school chapel and church services and community events several times per year, including the City of Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and outreach at local retirement homes. Choral Director Audrey Mink inspires our students to sing to the glory of God for all to hear!
Instrumental music is part of the weekly classroom schedule in grades 1-5. The recorder is introduced in third grade, ukulele in fourth grade, beginning/intermediate band is offered to students in grades 4-8, and advanced band is offered to third-year band students (grades 6-8). Handbells and handchimes are offered to students in grades 2-8. Students perform in school chapel and school events, as well as several special performances during the year. Our music teacher, Mrs. Guebert, has a passion for working with beginning instrumental music students. She loves teaching them how to serve and honor God with their musical gifts and hopes to help inspire a lifelong love of music!
Our students also have the opportunity to take private music lessons through St. John’s Music Conservatory. These sessions are arranged to fit into the student’s school schedule or after school. Opened in the fall of 1986, St. John’s Music Conservatory provides year-round musical instruction within a Christian environment for students of all ages. Most “classical” instruments, including guitar and voice, are taught by professionals in their respective fields. Students are given the opportunity to play in recitals three times a year, and advanced students have the opportunity to play in our church services. The Conservatory provides quality lessons to students, church members, and many in our community. To find out more about Conservatory classes, please click HERE.