Music permeates every facet of life at St. Hubert Catholic School. Students in grades kindergarten through four perform in the Advent Prayer each December. Kindergarten students ring bells, and third graders play recorders. Band and choir students perform two concerts each year. Students in grades five through eight perform folk dances and explore rhythm using body percussion. Students provide music for weekly Masses and special events like grandparents day. Through all these varied experiences, a lifelong love of music is instilled in the heart of every student.
The St. Hubert Catholic School band program augments the already high quality of St. Hubert Catholic School student life offering both a full group performing experience and individualized private instruction. Band students join the program in fourth grade. Full group rehearsals are an hour twice a week. Fourth grade band meets during the school day. Fifth and sixth grade band meets before school on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 am. Seventh and eighth grade band meets before school on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 am. Private lessons have a 2:1 student to teacher ratio. Every band student attends seven 25-minute lessons each trimester scheduled during the school day. There are three band concerts throughout the school year along with multiple other performance opportunities at school and in the surrounding community.
An extra-curricular option within the band program is our Jazz Band. Jazz Band provides an opportunity for all band students grades 6th-8th to perform in the Jazz medium. Membership in Jazz Band is by audition and with approval of the instructor. Concurrent membership in the fifth through eighth grade band is required (exception; guitarists, bassists and keyboardists). This ensemble is not for credit and meets on Wednesdays before school at 8:00 am from October through May. Jazz Band students perform several times during the school year.
Choir is offered as a morning class. The choir focuses on proper singing technique using a varied repertoire of songs. Choir students lead singing at Mass, perform in two concerts a year, and may have other performance/field trip opportunities. Highlights in the past have included caroling at a local senior living community and attending the Minnesota Opera. Students can choose to be a part of band AND choir.
The fifth and sixth grade choir meets Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 am.
The seventh and eighth grade choir meets Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 am.
The production of a musical at St. Hubert Catholic School has been a long-held tradition. Many of our alumni include the musical experience as one of their favorite school memories.
Auditions take place in May for the next school year’s production in November. Performances are on the stage of the school gym. Students in grades three through eight are welcome to audition for a stage role. Students in grades five through eight are also welcome to volunteer for the set crew. There is a small participation fee for all students on the cast and crew.
The musical is a wonderful opportunity for students to shine! Every student has an important role, whether it is on the stage crew, acting in the chorus, or as a lead character.
The musical is an experience where many students find hidden talents. Students of many different age levels will have the chance to work together and make new friends.
2021 – Honk Jr.
2020 – Cinderella
2019 – James and the Giant Peach Jr.
2018 – Wizard of Oz Jr.
2017 – Bugsy Malone Jr.
2016 – Beauty and the Beast Jr.
2015 – A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
2014 – School House Rock Live! Jr.
2013 – Alice in Wonderland Jr.
2012 – Annie Jr.
2011 – Seussical Jr.
2010 – Enchanted Sleeping Beauty
2009 – Once On This Island Jr.
2008 – Robin Hood
2007 – Cinderella