The music program at St. Sebastian’s provides many opportunities for our students to expand and showcase their musical talents. Music can be studied in coursework throughout a student’s time here and can be enjoyed in many of our vocal and/or instrumental groups. Our ensembles offer a wide range of performance opportunities throughout the year, from concerts, to School dances and Masses. Ensembles rehearse after school and are designed so that every student can participate. Often, our students are able to be a part of many, if not all, ensembles.
Arrowheads (a capella)
St. Sebastian’s a capella group, the Arrowheads, is often heard singing at sporting events, holiday festivities, and school concerts. The group sings many different styles of music from Motown favorites to modern day Pop.
Jazz Pop Ensemble
As the School’s premiere instrumental and vocal soloist ensemble, the Jazz Pop Ensemble performs throughout the year at three school events. The group performs in many styles. The winter season provides time to work on classic big band arrangements and popular songs. During the winter, the group prepares to perform at one of our annual semi-formal dances and in doing so, becomes a dance band playing songs from the 1960s through today. Performing at a dance is a favorite tradition for the group and the School community. Rehearsals for the Jazz Pop Ensemble typically occur twice per week.
Schola Mass Ensemble
This student-centered liturgical music group plays an essential role in the celebration of monthly all school Masses and other religious events. The ensemble includes vocalists and instrumentalists and rehearses once per week. The song selection is a mix of old and new religious music.
On Monday afternoons in the music room, you will often hear students working on their inner rock star as a member of the School’s Rock Band. This group performs twice per year at our Christmas Program and Spring Revue Concert.
For the more serious jazz musicians, the Jazz Combo offers a small group ensemble experience. Learning jazz standards and playing technique, student gain performance and soloing skills throughout the year.