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Instrumental Music Highlights

Music Notes from Ms. Stamper & Ms. Piotrowski

 ms. jenna stamper, band director

ms. jenna stamper, band director

 ms. anna piotrowski, strings

ms. anna piotrowski, strings


Music Notes:

Welcome to the band and strings page!  Please be sure to check back periodically for updates and important information.  

Band and Strings Calendar:


Trimester 2 Small Group Lesson Schedule 2017/18:


Concert Dates:

SECONDARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS SHOW (6th-12th grade): Thursday December 7, 2017

Student Arrival: 6:30pm

Concert Starts: 7:00pm

Location: Secondary School Gym

Attire: Students wear white on top and black on bottom with Christmas details if desired

ELEMENTARY CHRISTMAS SHOW: Thursday Dec 21, 2017 in Secondary School Gym

K-1 show: 5:30pm

Students arrive at 5:00pm (in homerooms) 1st grade strings will be performing first on the show.  Dress in their Christmas best!

2-4 show: 7:00pm

Band Students must arrive at 6:30pm (in homerooms) as they will be first to perform on the show.  Dress in their Christmas best!

SPRING CONCERT DATE (2017/18):   Wednesday May 23, 2018 

  • STRINGS grades 1-8 start time at 5:30pm
  • BAND and JAZZ BAND grades 4-8 start time at 7:00pm


2017/2018 Year Long Schedules and Resources :

Before and After school Clubs & Ensembles (Meet Weekly all three trimesters):

Start: Week of 9/11/17                    End: Week of 5/28/18

4th grade before school ensemble: Wednesdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

5th grade before school ensemble: Thursdays 7:15-8:00 am (Drop off between 7:00-7:15 at HS Gym Lobby)

Beginning strings club ( less than 1 year playing the instrument): Mondays 3:10-4:00 (Will get students after school at 3, Parent pick up is at 3911)

Secondary Jazz Band Club: TBD 2nd & 3rd trimester only 


Enrollment form:

Band and String Students and Families (Grades 1-5):

Enrollment form 2017/18

Use the link provided to print off the enrollment form and turn in to the Elementary School Main office with the form and fee.  All checks should be made out to St. Benedict Preparatory School.  Please write that the check is for band and/or strings program.


Quinlan & Fabish Website:

Private Lesson Teachers

Lesson teachers

Support and Donations for Music Inc.

Music Inc. is a Non-profit organization that is looking for any new, old or used instruments that you need.  They refurbish and then distribute these instruments to students to provide music education for the under-served areas of Chicago.  If you have something please contact Ms. Stamper or Ms. Piotrowski or drop off in the main office.  Check out this flyer for more info: