The Buzz: St. Benedict Preparatory School Online Weekly Newsletter
Instrumental Music Highlights
Music Notes from Ms. Stamper & Ms. Piotrowski
Welcome back to another great school year with Ms. Piotrowski and Ms. Stamper! We look forward to getting started with our students! Please be sure to check out this page for updates and important information.
Band and Strings Calendar:
Wednesday 11/15- FREE Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concert at Lane Tech HS. Visit this Website to reserve tickets to see the CSO perform right in our neighborhood!
Thursday 12/7- Secondary Christmas Show: 7:00 in Secondary School Gym (Details Below)
Sunday 12/10- Santas Workshop Performance for 3rd grade strings only meet at 11:00am
Thursday 12/21- Elementary Christmas Show: 5:30pm K-1st grade & 7:00pm 2nd-5th grade (Details Below)
Trimester 1 Small Group Lesson Schedule 2017/18:
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
Band and String Students and Families (Grades 1-5):
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
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: