Grades 1-8 participate in a Christmas and Spring Concert. The children spend time learning how to sing in two part harmony and Mass Hymns for all monthly masses. We typically learn one new hymn each month and review older hymns depending upon the Religious season. Songs and Mass hymns may include a foreign language this varies in the past we have done Zulu, Latin, Spanish, and German. We learn music in a variety of styles from folks song, pop, choral standards, and Broadway. We focus on pitch, rhythm, and meaning of text for performances. Younger grades use classroom instruments to practice steady beat, interacting with a group and learning how to play instruments together, and follow instructions through music games and songs. Younger grades also learn music history through a variety of picture books. Grades 5-8 learn music history focusing on Popular American Music.