At St. Agatha Catholic School all students are given the opportunity to perform in a yearly Christmas and Spring program. Students in Kindergarten through Fifth grade participate in music class taught by a specialist two times per week. Middle school participates in Music one 45 minute period per week.
Sing, play instruments, move to music and create music
Learn to read and notate music
Listen to, analyze and evaluate various styles of music
Participate in learning the music of various cultures
Music performances Kindergarten to Eighth Grade
Students will be able to sing alone and with others in a varied repertoire of music
Performance on instruments with focus on rhythm skills and learning basic notation
Listening to, analyzing and describing music
Improvisation on melodies, variations, and accompaniments
Composing and arranging music using technology and instruments
Students learn to play the xylophone/marimba, while following rhythmic pattern
Instruments include recorders and ukeleles.
Children meet every Wednesday before school
to prepare the music for our Wednesday
children’s liturgy. Open to grades 3-8.
Middle school students may choose to participate in Drama as one of the middle school elective opportunities. 3-8 students have an opportunity to perform as actors in the annual Christmas production. St. Agatha partners with the Young People's Theatre Project to bring an annual spring musical to life (2018: Aladdin). Open to grades 3-8.
Middle school students may choose to participate in Dance as one of the middle school elective opportunities.
Beginning and Advanced Band
"Praise Him with trumpet; Praise Him with harp and lyre"...and flute, and clarinet, and trombone, and percussion and bass! (Psalms 150:3) Children in grades 5-8 meet on Mondays and Thursdays after school. They perform for our school at our annual Advent Program as well as at our Spring Program. As a group they take a field trip to the Oregon Symphony Young People's Concert. Total cost is $150.00 for the year. Scholarships available.
Mrs. Swanson has taught music for 25 years to students from Kindergarten all the way through grade 12. In class Mrs. Swanson combines her love of singing, folk dancing, and playing instruments to make for a fun, fast paced environment where kids can express themselves and learn about the world around them.
At St. Agatha since: 2015
Bachelor's in Music Education
Email Mrs. Swanson
TEACHER: TRACIE SWANSON