School Music, Liturgy and Performing Arts
|+ Holy Family School + 505 17th St SE + Auburn, WA + 98002 + (253) 833-8688 +|
Mass Leading Schedule for Sept. & Oct. 2019 Mass begins at 8:30am
8th Grade: Thurs. 9/12 7th Grade: Thurs. 9/26 6th Grade: Thurs. 10/10 5th Grade: Thurs. 10/24
Holy Family School continues the traditions began by the Holy Names nuns who made music a focal point for the new school they started at Holy Family in 1964-1965. Today students at Holy Family sing in class in every grade, lead singing at school Masses, including cantor and psalmist solo singing, sing in holiday and prayer service programs as well as in musical plays and talent shows. Students play rhythm instruments as part of singing games in Pre-K - grade 2, learn to read music and play recorders in grade 3, continue music reading playing drums, bells and two part choir in grade 4. Play a band instrument in grade 5, as well as continued 2 and 3 part choir singing. Grade 6 students sing as a class choir and all middle school choir as well as learn basic guitar skills. Grade 7 and Grade 8 continue choral singing and have multiple Mass and prayer service leading responsibilities. Grades 6, 7 and 8 may continue playing in band by signing up for the Zero Hour Jazz Band that plays for the school community as well as outside of school performances. All students participate in the musical Christmas Program in December. Grades Pre-K - Grade 4 prepare two musical plays for the annual Spring Tea and 6th Grade are the primary actors for the Christmas Program musical play. 7th grade performs a special play in the Spring, directed by our 5th Grade Teacher, Ms Schwartz. All students are encouraged to participate in the All School Talent Show, which is presented during the school day the last week of school in June.
General Music classes at HFS are Kodaly inspired and guided by National Core Standards and Washington State Music Standards and assessments.