Elementary Instrumental Music Program

The primary purpose of the Elementary Instrumental Music Program is to develop the musical and instrumental abilities of participating students. The program also aims to enrich students’ cultural and stylistic awareness through exposure to music. Students will be provided the opportunity to perform at concerts and festivals during the school year.

Orchestra is offered to students in grades 4-8 and band to students in grades 5-8. Participating schools include St. Anthony of Padua, St. Columbkille School, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Albert the Great, St. Albert the Great at Assumption Academy, Sts. Joseph & John School, and Incarnate Word Academy.

Join Band / Join Orchestra

Sign-up for Band and/or Orchestra via the Enrollment Form

Print and return to your school the Payment Form

View our Program Handbook

Learn more about the Instruments Offered

View the Parent Meeting Presentation (Returners)

View the Parent Meeting Presentation (Beginners)

What is Included

  • Weekly small group or private lessons
  • Instruction during the school day
  • Music method book (beginners only)

Calendar Dates

Benefits of Instrumental Music Instruction

  • A sense of achievement
  • Emotional development
  • Discipline
  • Creative thinking
  • Improved test scores
  • Teamwork
  • Self-confidence
  • Imagination
  • Intellectual curiosity

* content from the National Association for Music Education

Contact The Teachers

Mrs. Carrie Woodie, Program Coordinator & Orchestra Director – cwoodie@paduafhs-elem.org

Mr. Neil Lantry, Band Director – nlantry@paduafhs-elem.org

Mrs. Sara Marganski, Band Director – smarganski@paduafhs-elem.org