The school wide Music program at Saint Paschal Baylon School (SPBS) provides students in all grades, Kindergarten through Eighth, with a broad-based music curriculum and performance opportunities in the fine arts. Each class attends Music class for approximately one hour each week throughout the academic year. Our highly-trained, experienced and qualified SPBS Music/Choir Director holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music; currently plays classical and electric guitar with "The Leslie Family Band"; played guitar for the famous "Fifth Dimension"; and trained with classical guitar virtuoso, Andres Segovia.
During their weekly grade-level Music classes, students learn basic music theory, including notes on the treble and bass clefs, accidentals, rhythm, and basic music terminology. The SPBS Music curriculum also includes sections on Music History and Music Appreciation. The remaining classroom curriculum/time is spent focused on teaching the students singing techniques, preparing and learning liturgical songs for our school wide Friday morning Masses, as well as preparing for our two major annual all-school performances: the SPBS Christmas Concert and the “Spring Sing”.
SPBS provides a wonderful school choir for students in Grades 3-8, which sings every Friday at the school Masses and other special events. The school choir includes an elite choir “Harmony Squad” for selected students. The SPBS Choir and Harmony Squad practice before school on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in the Music Room.
Our SPBS Music and Choir Director coordinates and supervises the Saint Paschal Baylon School Music Program and Choir. In addition, SPBS provides students with the opportunity on site after school (for a reasonable fee) to take small group guitar, piano and/or drum lessons from the school's Music Teacher and his family.