“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet, the harp and lyre,
the tambourine, the strings and flute, and with resounding cymbals.”
The Lutheran church is a singing church. Consequently, the training of young musicians is essential to maintaining this tradition of musical praise. These musicians are given the opportunity to assist in student chapel and regular services to serve and edify others as they enhance worship among us.
School Band Program
Students in grades 4-8 who wish to exercise their musical talents beyond regular music classes may participate in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Band program. The St. Paul’s group meets once a week within our own facility. There are reasonable fees for instructions and instruments that enable pupils to participate in individual lessons and group band. Band members work toward concert performances here and at Northland Lutheran High School. Awards are also given at the end of the year. Our director is Mrs. Kristi Perry. For more information on our band program, contact her at 715-423-6023.
In addition to band lessons, students in grades 2-8, in good standing academically, will be given the opportunity to further their education in music through piano lessons. Children younger than 2nd grade may be accepted on a case to case basis. Training in both band and piano will help further the pool of musicians for the church in future years. Students wanting to take piano lessons need to be receiving a C in all classes to participate in lessons during the school day. Failure to receive a C in all classes will not eliminate the child from taking lessons, but will require the student to take lessons after school. The student’s grades will be evaluated at the end of each quarter. Lessons are available during or outside of the school day. Our piano teachers is Mrs. Kristi Perry. For more information, contact Mrs. Perry at 715-423-6023.
St. Paul’s offers Junior Handbells for students in grades 5-8. The group plays once or twice a month before chapel services. They usually play when the upper grades sing in church, and also for the Children’s Christmas Service. Previous musical experience is helpful, but not required. Practice takes place twice a week before school from 8:30-8:50 a.m. Students commit to the group for one semester at a time – from the start of school to the Christmas service, and then from January to the end of the year. Since Junior Handbells qualifies as an extra-curricular activity, students need to be academically eligible to participate.