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Choir

Grades 4-8

Offered to all 4th – 8th grade students, our school choir sings weekly at school masses and performs at special St. James School events including Grandparents’ Day, Christmas Pageant, First Communion, Sunset Concert and Confirmation. Outside school performances have included the Sacramento River Cats, Christian Brothers Choir Festival and Disneyland.  Choir practices before school Wednesday through Friday.

Band

Concert Band - Grades 6-8

Students who have completed one year of Beginning Band in 5th grade, or who have at least one year of experience playing a band instrument, may join Concert Band. This ensemble has played the National Anthem at Sacramento River Cats baseball games and has performed at Disneyland, the Mondavi Center at UC Davis, as well as the annual school Christmas pageant. This class meets before school on Monday and Tuesday.

Rhythm Section - Grades 6-8

This group resembles a rock band with a drum set, electric guitars, electric bass and piano. The rhythm section accompanies the school choir at most events, including Masses, festivals and performances. This class meets weekly during lunch period.