Music provides many benefits to keep children engaged in school. It improves the learning environment by promoting critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. Music fosters lifelong learning with its challenges and rewards.
Choir - Students meet once a week for choir. Choir is offered to students in grades 4-8. The choir happily performs at various venues around Northeast Ohio in addition to participating in school music concerts
Band & Strings - Instrumental Music is open to all St. Joan of Arc students in grades 3 through 8. No prior musical experience is required to participate in this fun, elective program which offers opportunities for Band as well as Orchestra. Students have the opportunity to learn an instrument for the first time or to continue studying an instrument they have already started.
Students participating in this program are given varied musical opportunities for performances including main concerts at Christmas and in the Spring, all-school masses, community outreach performances, school functions, pep-rallies, eighth Grade graduation, as well as other opportunities available throughout the academic year and those made by special requests by teachers.
St. Joan of Arc School is one of the few Catholic Elementary Schools in the Diocese to offer a String program in addition to the Band program. Students are given the opportunity to play within small string ensembles as well as within an orchestra setting with wind, brass, and percussion instruments.