Elementary students at St. Justin School have weekly music lessons on Tuesdays or Fridays. Junior high students have music every other week. Starting with the fundamentals of singing versus speaking, echoing rhythmic patterns, and moving to the beat, the younger students learn rhythm, beat, matching pitch, and begin to understand the language of music. Older students learn music theory by singing solfege, performing rhythmic patterns and reading music. If time permits, junior high students will also be exposed to important events/artists in musical history.
Every year, all students participate in the Christmas Program, an event where we celebrate the birth of Jesus with music and a theatrical performance. We also celebrate the season of spring every year during our Spring Sing. Music classes perform at this event and share in the joyous springtime atmosphere as well as provide entertainment to the entire St. Justin community.