Please fill this form out online and submit it to us before choir rehearsals begin. We look forward to working with our choir members again this school year. Family Mass Dates are listed below.
1st Graders (should join if they are reading, enjoy music and have a willingness to learn and participate)- We had many first graders join us last year, and they did a great job. First graders will be welcome to join us at all rehearsals and we will evaluate how they are doing and pair them with an experienced choir member as a partner as they learn how to be in choir! Students attend rehearsals on Tuesdays after school and Friday mornings beginning at 7:30.
2nd – 8th Graders - students attend rehearsals on Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30 PM and participate on Fridays, 7:30 AM thru morning mass. These singers rehearse 2x’s a week in order to prepare special music which is sung at our Monthly Family masses and build vocal technique and musicianship skills as a group. If your student has a conflict on Tuesdays and can only participate Friday mornings, please make a note of that. While they will greatly benefit from the more in depth rehearsal, we still want them to have a chance to sing if they wish.
Middle School and High School Instrumentalists and SingersIf you are a high schooler who is looking for a music ministry, you have come to the right place. We are looking for experienced instrumentalists (guitar, bass, woodwind, strings, percussion, etc.) and vocalists to help out with our Sunday Masses. We would love to have you help out and be a part of our ministry.
Mrs. Cecilia Shinn is the Director or Music Ministry at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church. Mrs. Shinn will sometimes sub for Mrs. Van Slooten and assist during our rehearsals if needed. Mrs. Shinn directs the choirs and bell choir at St. Clare and oversees our entire music ministry. Mrs. Shinn has been a music educator and choir director for many years and sings in the Grammy winning vocal ensemble Conspirare. We are blessed to have her at St. Clare.
We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team!
Tuesday afternoon rehearsal- Who? Any and all Students enrolled in St. Clare Singers stay after school each Tuesday for rehearsal.
When and Where? Students are dismissed at 3:00 to the back patio/playground for a snack and short free play time. We have a restroom/drink break between 3:20 and 3:25. We rehearse from 3:30-4:30 pm. in the Church. Students will be dismissed to a parent or other approved adult in the church at 4:30 pm in the Narthex (covered area under large fan). Extended day students will be dismissed to extended day.
Behavior/ Participation Note: If any students exhibits difficulties following the rules and participating at an appropriate level during rehearsals, their participation in rehearsals and group activities may be suspended at any time. This is not usually an issue.
October 8- 9:00 am mass with SCS
Feast of All Saints - Wednesday, November 1st 8:30 mass
Novemeber 12- 9:00 am mass with SCS
December - No regular Family Mass
December 8th Friday-Feast of Immaculate Conception 8:30 am
December 24th Christmas SCS and Caroler-Family Choir 4:00 pm mass.
SCS and family are welcome to join us for several practices to sing together for Christmas eve mass. It is fun for the kids to sing with their parents.Please consider joining us if you will be in town for Christmas. Cherub choir is available for Pk3-K singers.
January 28th Catholic Schools Week 9:00 am mass
February 11- 9:00 am mass with SCS
March - No family mass - Focus on Easter preparation
April - April 1st - Easter Sunday 8:00 am mass
May- Friday May Crowning - May 4th 8:30 am (Crowning to follow)
May 23rd- Wednesday- 8th Grade Graduation
May 25th- Friday- Last Day of School