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Extra Curriculum Activities

MUSIC/ARTS

Art, Band, Bellarmine Speech League, Choral Club, Music Festival, Music Sharing and more!

ART

During Catholic Schools Week, art is displayed at one of the local shopping malls. Our school also has its own art fair in May that correlates with Donut Sunday (first Sunday of the month).

BAND

Band is offered for students in grades 4 through 8.  There is a quarterly fee due to the instructor.

BELLARMINE SPEECH LEAGUE

Speech meets are open to students in grades 5 through 8. There are three meets per year, plus one final meet, which is held at an area high school. This meet is for the best contestants of the year. Students try out after school, and team assignments are made the day after tryouts. Parents and teachers are involved as coaches and judges. This program teaches responsibility and gives students practice speaking in front of an audience. Students, parents and teachers attend the speech meets on Saturdays. Mrs. Amy Uttendorf moderates this club.

CHORAL CLUB

Dr. David and Dr. Anne Borgmeyer moderate the Choral Club, which is open to students in grades 3 through 8. They begin practicing for Christmas performances in the middle of November. They may go Christmas caroling at nursing homes, our Holy Name Society meeting, a local shopping mall, and other organizations who request their performance. They also join the parish choir in providing music at the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass.

MUSIC FESTIVAL

Dr. David and Mrs. Anne Borgmeyer coach selected classes to participate in the Archdiocesan Music Festival held in the spring. Different classes participate each year. The Archdiocese rotates through the grades from first through eighth, assigning two classes each year. Parents, teachers and students all enjoy this experience. Ms. Pam Holmes provides the musical accompaniment.

MUSIC SHARING

Dr. David and Mrs. Anne Borgmeyer ask each class to choose a favorite song that they would like to perform at our own All School Music Sharing in mid-May. Each class performs for the entire school, parents, and friends. Dr. Borgmeyer and Ms. Pam Holmes provide the musical accompaniment. The band, directed by Ms. Ann Dolan, also performs.

Source: St. Stephen Protomartyr – School Dictionary A Guide for Parents

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