St. Hubert Catholic School offers many opportunities for students to find their gifts among the arts.

We are very proud of our extensive fine arts program. Students in grades five through eight participate in choir, grades four through eight in band, and in art and music classes for grades kindergarten through eighth. For the budding actors, we have a school musical. Our students thrive and have a great appreciation for the arts taught by teachers who do an amazing job sharing and teaching their life long love of each area of the fine arts.

St. Hubert Catholic School art program focuses on the whole child in that we develop skills with dozens of materials, techniques, and mediums so that each child can feel successful.

The art concepts are repeated each level but always with new subject matter that expands skills and promotes new discovery. We study the masters of art and pair our compositions to an artist or a cultural period in time. Emphasis is put on understanding the elements and principals of art so that students can analyze, compare, interpret, and evaluate their art. This promotes life long learners in the sense that the students use critical thinking, creative decision-making, and careful observation skills. Students learn and demonstrate art techniques, tools, and materials. Students are encouraged to create original art that expresses their specific artistic ideas. With each new experience, we strive to make the process joyful and grow moments of discovery.

ARTIST OF THE MONTH

Each month our school staff walks through the hallways to find a piece of art displayed that sparks their interest. The description that is written near the art pieces is read to better understand what the project criteria is about. For that month, an artist’s work that best represents the criteria and draws their attention is chosen. Each of the three pieces of art is proudly displayed in the school office for that month. Not only does it show children that their creations are valuable, it also adds beauty to the office space and is a welcome visual to visitors to the school. The students are so happy when their name is announced for the month and are asked to come down to the office and receive a certificate. After the month is over, these pieces are brought to another part of the building called “the hall of fame” and are displayed together through the rest of the year.

Art Adventure

The art adventure program is brought to us by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It is a way of bringing reproductions of art that represent actual artworks to the classroom. Each year, the eight works of art are chosen around a theme. Parents sign up to be “picture people” and play a vital link between the original work of art in the museum and children in the schools. Parents are trained at the Institute to facilitate discussion with thoughtful open-ended questions and related props. They encourage the students to look at the reproductions and talk about what they see.

We follow up classroom presentations with a visit to the museum to see the actual artworks. The students are thrilled to see the real artwork they studied and glimpse art from past years that they still remember. They gain confidence in their ability to find meaning in a wide range of history and a variety of world culture.

Music

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.

Band

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

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.

Musical

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.

Past Musicals:
2023 – Bye Bye Birdie Youth Edition
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