Band Concert

We had a great band concert after our Mass on Thursday, May 24th. It was wonderful to see our students from 4th through 8th grade performing in our Parish Hall. Recorders started us off followed by the Wheel Band of 5th grade. Next our Beginning Band of 6th grade performed and finally our Advanced Band of 7th and 8th graders closed-out the morning concert. It was very gratifying to see the growth of our students from all the hard work they had put in throughout the year. We are in partnership with Mater Dei who provide us with our band director, Mr. Taylor Smith and his assistant Mrs. Wightman and also give our students access to the Mater Dei Band Academy at no cost. We had a special treat when Destiny and Angel performed a duet of , “Glad You Came.” Angel played the piano while Destiny played the clarinet and “wowed” us all. It was a great example of two students who did not begin their education with us, but transferred in later grades and made us better by being part of our community. Mr. Smith is looking forward to creating a Jazz Band next year from the best of our three Catholic elementary schools in Santa Ana.