Our students can start their day with math, science, languages, physiology, history, religion AND literature… all through the lens of Music! The Saint Patrick School Choir is an exciting musical opportunity for all students in grades 4 through 8 under the direction of Maria Lewis. Students not only have the opportunity to learn songs, but also receive professional singing instruction, learn music theory, and be coached in performance, presentation, vocal health and team-building skills.
Prepared to Succeed
Students also experience cultural awareness through exposure to foreign languages and music history. The Choir students are fully prepared to succeed in the reputable music programs at our area high schools.
Variety of Music Styles
The Choir rehearses four mornings each week, 7:30-8:20 A.M. No singing or musical experience is necessary to join The Saint Patrick School Choir. Students learn and perform a variety of music styles from liturgical, to classic and contemporary choral, to musical theater.
In addition to school concerts, services, and assemblies, The Choir has developed a reputation of exciting performances throughout the region with past ensemble experiences including:
- The world’s largest Christmas Choral Festival at The Grotto, Portland, OR
- On the field at the Seattle Mariners and Tacoma Rainiers
- National Association for Music Education conference keynote performance
- On stage with the Tacoma Opera
- Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
- World premiere performances of new choral works
- Soundtracks for local community theaters
- All-State Honor Choir
- Superior ratings at regional choral festivals and ensemble contests
Open Registration to join The Choir is held twice each year: at the start of the school year in September, and again upon returning to school after Christmas break in January. A Choir Retreat will be held in late August to help our singers formulate their sound and get us ready for the first performances in September. A regular commitment to morning rehearsals and group performances is required to participate in The Choir.
“The Saint Pats Plaid is our brand!” The Choir performance uniform is taken from components of the school uniform, including blue pants for boys, plaid skirt for girls, and white polo shirts and green sweater vests for everyone. Planning ahead will help members of The Choir acquire the green, uniform sweater vest in the summer or early fall from the uniform company or other Saint Pats families.