St. Damian

Welcome to the Saint Damian page! 

General

"Music is to the mind as air is the body."

-Plato, Philosopher

Important Dates

"Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young."

-Aristotle, Philosopher

  • September 13th - Lessons start

  • Band Recruitment Date TBD

Band

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

 -Jane Swan

  • Band is a great musical experience offered to all 4th-8th grade students.

  • Every band student will receive one group lesson and one rehearsal/open guided practice per week.

  • Lesson schedules are listed below. 

  • For more information about the band program, please visit: www.strivingupmusic.com/band

Beginning Band Recruitment

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

-Billy Joel

Band recruitment is geared toward 4th-5th graders. This happens in three phases:

  • Phase one - Presentation where we talk about the instruments as well as the band experience. 

  • Phase two - Choosing! The choice is yours and if you know what instrument you want to play, feel free to register. However, if you need help, we're here!

  • Phase three - Registration. If you're ready to register, please visit: www.strivingupmusic.com/register

Piano/Ukulele

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

-Victor Hugo

  • Piano (K-3rd)/Ukulele (2nd-3rd) is a great musical experience.

  • Every piano/ukulele student will receive one group lesson per week (Maximum of 8 students per class).

  • Lesson schedules are listed below. 

  • To find out more information about the piano program, please visit: www.strivingupmusic.com/piano

About

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

-Bob Marley

UP Music believes in the value of teaching music and leans heavily on appreciating music through laughter and mastering music through hard "fun" work. 

Lesson Schedule

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

-Victor Hugo

Piano and Ukulele

  • Piano and Ukulele lessons will occur on a rotating basis during the school day on Wednesdays. 

Beginning Band (Tuesdays)

  • First year students will receive two band lessons. They are:

    • Sectionals - During the school day on a rotating basis

    • Rehearsals -  3p-3:40p

Senior Band (Tuesdays)

  • Students with more than one year of band will receive two band lessons. They are:

    • Sectionals - During the school day on a rotating basis

    • Rehearsals -  3:45p-4:30