Music News

Fall 2019 School Music Schedule

 
All PreK-8th Grade Families - Please update your calendars.
 

Date

Choir

Grade

9/20 Grandparents Day
All Choirs sing during chapel service
K-8
10/6 Cherub Choir
10:30 Service Only
1-2
10/11
Robin Hood The Musical
6:30 pm
6-8
10/13
Messenger Choir 
8 and 10:30 am Services
3-5
11/5 Fall Concert
All 6-8 General Music Classes, Beginning and Advanced Bands, Junior High Choir
5-8
11/17 Lamb's Choir 
10:30 Service Only
PreK-K
Wed.
12/4
4-8 Christmas Program - Lessons and Carols
6:00 pm
4-8
Sat.
12/7
Lafayette Christmas Parade Twirlers and Advanced Band
Fri.
12/13
K-3 Christmas Program
6:00 pm
K-3
 
Mrs. Goodspeed
agoodspeed@stjameslaf.org

 

Choir FAQ
 
Is my child in choir?
All students in Pre-K – Grade 5 are automatically members of one of our school choirs.
Junior High choir is optional for students in grades 6 – 8.
 
How often do the choirs perform?
Lamb’s Choir will sing 2 times each year
Cherub, Messenger and Junior High Chois will perform 3-4 times per semester.  Some of these performances will be in a concert format or special services; others will be part of our weekly church services at St. James.
 
Does my child have to perform with the choir on Sunday mornings?
Participation is EXPECTED for all choir performances.  This is a service to our Lord and Savior in praise for all His many gifts and a service to our church, which is dedicated to supporting our school.
For grades 1 – 5, participation in choir and performances including church services will be 50% of their music grade (there will not be a separate choir grade).
Junior High Choir grading policies available separately.
Sunday morning church services are at 8:00 and 10:30.
 
How are performances graded?
A - Attend and participate at required service(s)
B – Attend only one service (when singing at both the 8:00 and 10:30 services)
C – Does not attend, but parent informs director in writing prior to Sunday morning
F – Does not attend; parent does not contact director prior to Sunday morning
 
What time is my child expected to be at  St. James for performances?
15 minutes before the performance begins unless otherwise notified. Please do not come any earlier as last minute preparations do not allow me to supervise your children before that time.
 
Does my child need to stay through the whole service?
The St. James congregation looks forward to the school choirs’ singing in church and welcome the school families to stay for the whole service.
We offer Sunday School for all ages between the services at 9:15 and hope that your family will stay and continue to study God’s Word with us.
Typically, students are released at approximately 10:45 if their choir sings at both services.
 
Is there a uniform / dress code for performances?
Choir members should wear their church best for Sunday morning performances.
Junior High Choir dress code for concerts is khakis bottom and a solid colored top.
 
Please contact Mrs. Goodspeed with any questions: agoodspeed@stjameslaf.org