Music News

  • SUMMER MUSIC CHALLENGE

    Week 1.  Find and practice a piece that is in 3/4 time.

    Week 2.  Find and practice a piece from another country.

    Week 3.  Find and practice a piece written by a composer whose last name begins with "B".

    Week 4.  Find and practice a patriotic piece.

    Week 5.  Find and practice a piece written for tv, movies or a musical.

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    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Junior Band Cancelled 1/17/2018

    There will be no Junior Band rehearsal this evening due to school closure.  Please continue to practice your music at home.  County Band students who have not turned in their forms and registration yet please do so the next time you see Mrs. Yealy.  Thank you.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Elementary Band Begins January 8th

    Elementary Band will start rehearsing Monday, January 8th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the band room at Delone Catholic High School.  Enter the building via the faculty parking lot entrance on the Delone Avenue side of the school.  Please bring your instrument and lesson book with you.  In case of inclement weather after school has been dismissed, please check this page and your email for up to date rehearsal information. 

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Junior Band Resumes January 11th

    Junior Band rehearsal will resume Wednesday, January 11th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  Please be prompt and enter the building via the faculty parking lot entrance on the Delone Avenue side of the school.  If you did not turn in your drill book or Sound Innovations book at the concert, please bring it with you.  The spring rehearsal and performance schedule is attached to this post.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Lessons Resume

    Lessons resume the week of January 8th.  Please remember to check your schedule and report to your lesson on time. 

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • All are Invited to Join the Music Association

    The Music Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. All interested parties are welcome to join the Music Association in providing for support for our student-musicians. All music parents are automatically members.

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  • Summer Lesson Challenge Begins

    Every Sunday, over the course of the next 10 weeks, a new practice challenge will be posted.  Using your lesson book, the internet or any other music book, find a piece of music that meets the requirement.  Practice the piece.  Download the chart on the website to keep track of your selections.  Bring the completed chart, along with all of your pieces, to your first lesson at the start of the school year.  After playing the pieces, you will be eligible for a prize.

    Elementary Music/Junior Band
  • Instrumental Music Honors Requirements

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  • Lessons

    Lessons will begin September 6th for all returning instrumentalists.  Please bring your instrument and music to school on your lesson day.

    Anyone starting to play an instrument will begin the week of September 12th.  You will need your instrument and $13.00 for a woodwind or brass lesson book/$18 for a percussion book .

    Elementary Music/Junior Band

Philosophy

The Delone Catholic Music Department finds its purpose in the Mission Statement of Delone Catholic High School: Delone Catholic High School exists to educate and challenge students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This challenge will inspire students to experience Jesus Christ personally and to “Be Doers of the Word.”

Spiritual growth occurs as students use their talents in praise of God, through the study and performance of sacred music in liturgical and concert settings.

Academic growth and intellectual development are encouraged as students listen to music analytically and critically, making informed judgments about the music and what it means to them. Ear training exercises help students understand what they hear. Music is also approached intellectually as students acquire an understanding of musical terms and symbols as well as the historical, cultural, stylistic, programmatic and personal contexts of major works. Through interpretation, improvisation and composition, students exercise creativity and independent thinking.

Physical skills are developed through instrumental and vocal training including coordination, balance, agility, relaxation, posture, poise and breath control.

Strong social relationships are built within music performance groups which foster teamwork, communication, sportsmanship, respect for self and others, and appreciation for the unique potential of each person. Personal growth is evidenced as members of instrumental and vocal performance groups develop maturity, responsibility, service, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline and excellence through healthy competition.

Aesthetic sensitivity is nurtured as the students come to understand the basic elements of music and the way these elements come together to create an expressive work of art. Students discuss the current importance of the art of music in their lives, and ways in which it will continue to play a vital role after they graduate.

Through vocal and instrumental performance, students integrate these spiritual, academic, physical, social, personal, and aesthetic aspects of life.

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Why should you support your school music program?

Music is Physical
In performance classes and organizations students use, train, coordinate and condition specific muscles through singing, playing instruments, marching or performing color guard routines.

Music is Intellectual
Through studying music theory students learn to think logically and arrive at new conclusions by building upon what they have already learned.

Music is Emotional
Above all, music is an expression of human feeling and experience. Students are able to share the experiences of other artists or creatively express their own feelings through music.

Music is Spiritual
For centuries man has used music to give glory and praise to God. Students continue this tradition through the study and performance of sacred music. Many students also use their musical talents to sing and play in school and community liturgies and services.

Music is Social
Students of diverse personalities and backgrounds come together in bands and choruses to work toward a common goal. They learn the arts of compromise, cooperation, discipline and communication.

Music is Language
Music is a form of communication more universal than any other language. Students learn the meaning of various symbols and how they are put together to create a meaningful composition.

Music is Mathematical
Students learn the complex mathematical relationships of sound and silence durations and metrical groupings. On the football field, marching band members learn to use counts, coordinates, and forms to bring geometry to life.

Music is History
Students learn the role that music played in past cultures as well as its dynamic role in their own time.

Music is Aesthetic
Students come to appreciate the beauty of how great artists combine the individual elements of music (like melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre)to form an expressive whole.

Music is Total Education
In other words, music just might contribute more to the total education of the person than any other single subject.