Here at Holy Trinity Parish School, the Music/Drama Department strives to cultivate an appreciation and love of music and the performing arts, as well as to develop and refine the wonderful talents God has given us. Students will participate in many musical activities: singing, dancing, listening, and playing a variety of instruments. All students, from Pre-K through 8th grade, will learn basic piano skills on keyboards in our music lab, to help in learning to read music. Grades 3-5 will work with recorders as a pre-band instrument. Grades 6-8 will learn guitar skills such as strumming, chord formation, and playing songs. In grades 7-8, students begin to compose their own music on the piano and to create written notation of their compositions on the musical staff.
Students will also learn about and participate in various drama/theatre experiences such as pantomime, improvisation, puppetry, story drama and creative drama. Students will write, produce and perform their own short plays and films, and learn about the technical aspects of theatre production and film-making.
Some of the special activities throughout the year include Christmas concerts and Fall and Spring musicals for grades K-8, as well as opportunities to lead songs of worship during the school's weekly liturgies. Each Spring, at our Festival of the Arts, students will have the opportunity to showcase their short films, instrumental compositions, or performing arts talents at our Talent Show which is held at our Clifton Campus Eifler Theater.