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St. Mary Cathedral School Bands

Blue & White  Band - 6th Grade
Begin the year with recorder; learn basic notes and rhythm reading. Students will then transition to traditional band instruments by October where they learn the basics of their particular instrument. Students in the Blue and White band participate in 2 concerts throughout the year. 

Snowbird Band - 7th Grade
This year students expand their knowledge of their instrument. They also strengthen their rhythm, extending the range and add different meters. They also learn how to march and play in parade formation and march at the Homecoming and St. Patrick's Day Parades. Students in the Snowbird band participate in 4 concerts throughout the year and have the opportunity to participate in Solo & Ensemble as well as Jazz Band. 

Cathedral Band - 8th Grade & High School
This year students put emphasis on tone control, scales and complex rhythms. They continue to work on the basics of marching and march at the Homecoming and St. Patrick's Day Parades. They also participate in 4 concerts throughout the year and have the opportunity to participate in Solo & Ensemble as well as Jazz Band. 

 


St. Mary Cathedral School Bands 

Congrats to all of our students who won the following annual band awards for 2020: 

John Philip Sousa Award - Morgan Kuznicki

Sempre Fidelis Marine Award - Morgan Kuznicki

Louis Armstrong Award - Domenico Rosser and Therese Wisniewski

Scholar Instrumentalist Award - Claire Gilling

Outstanding Musician Certificate - Eliza Handley

Patrick Gilmore Award - Max Kuznicki and Marilyn Harbin

Chopin Award - (piano award) Therese Wisniewski

Director's Award - Tori Kuznicki


The following students were nominated for the Michigan Ambassador's European Tour for 2021.  At this time the organization has not sent out letters due to Covid concerns with a trip, but were nominated by Mrs. LaVictoire! 

Nora Hanley, Marilyn Harbin, Max Kuznicki, Aiden Murphy, Daniel Smith, and Elizabeth Pallarito.

 

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