Saint Patrick Catholic School Choir Receives "Excellent" Award - Saint Patrick Catholic School

Saint Patrick Catholic School is extremely proud to announce that at the school’s first-ever entry in the Choral Festival and Adjudication at Mt. Tahoma High School, the choir received an overall rating of “Excellent.”

Rated 2+

On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the highest), the renowned judges from the music departments at the University of Washington and Tacoma Community College scored the Saint Pat’s Choir with a rating of a 2+ which was higher than many first-time high school and middle school entries at the festival. The choir was specifically recognized for its “impressive, unified tone, excellent physical training and preparation, and expressive and engaging” performance.

Special Recognition

Noted in particular were the outstanding performances by the choir’s student pianists, Yimo Shen and Julia Maher, cellist Nicholas Been, and soloist Mary Mowrey. Congratulations to the entire choir!

Choir Details & Background

The Saint Patrick School Choir is made up of 4th-8th grade boys and girls who meet four mornings each week, from 7:30-8:25 am. In this group voice setting, the students are able to enhance their knowledge of all other disciplines through the study and practical application of music, including: math, history, cultures, science, health and anatomy, teamwork, literature, religion and liturgy, public performance, and six different languages. There is no experience or ability necessary to join the Saint Pat’s School Choir. All that is required is being in 4th-8th grade with an interest in music and a commitment to learn and grow.

More Information

For more information about the choir, please contact Music Director Maria Lewis, 253-272-2297, ext. 4158 or via email at