K-5 Music Classes
Instrumental Music Classes
Recorder Program (Grade 4)
Students in Grade 4 acquire the musical skills to play the recorder as part of their weekly music class and perform in the spring music concert.
Symphonic Band (Grades 5-8)
Students in Grades 5-8 who enjoy enjoy instrumental music are actively part of the DCES Beginning Band, DCES Intermediate Band, or DCES Junior High Band. All three bands perform in the Christmas and Spring music concerts and Junior High has additional performances. As a member of MSBOA, Junior High students have the opportunity to earn ratings at District Solo and Ensemble Festival, and District Band and Orchestra Festival.
Vocal Music Program
Students in Grades 4-8 who are interested in singing at DCES may join Singing Falcons (Grades 5 – 8) and/or the Liturgical Choir (Grades 4 – 8). Both vocal ensembles perform at the elementary school Christmas and Spring music concerts.
DCES Singing Falcons (Grade 5-8)
Functioning as DCES’s show-choir, the Singing Falcons perform both religious and secular music at the two regular elementary school concerts and at approved off-campus events. For more information regarding the Singing Falcons, please contact Mr. Paul Abbott (email@example.com).
DCES Liturgical Choir (Grades 4-8)
The DCES Liturgical Choir encourages external and internal participation in the Holy Mass and other liturgical events. In addition to supporting the singing of the congregation and the performance of sacred choral pieces, DCES’s Liturgical Choir explores the significant role that sacred music should fulfill within the liturgical observances of the Catholic Church. The DCES Liturgical Choir also participates in off-campus events such as the annual Youth Choir Festival at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit. For more information regarding the DCES Liturgical Choir, please contact Mr. Matthew Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org).