Band & Choir

Musical Ensembles:
The stakeholders at IHM strongly believe that music plays an important role in the cognitive and emotional development of a child.  Participation in music contributes to a well-rounded and appreciative life-long learner who values the importance of the arts and humanities.

Eaglet Choir:  Open to any student in grades 4-5 who loves to sing.  Students are introduced to a variety of songs and genres.  Students rehearse weekly during the school day and perform in school/evening concerts, as well as community events.

Eagle Concert Choir:  Open to any student in grades 6-8 who loves to sing.   Students are exposed to a variety of songs and genres, with opportunities for solos and part-singing.  Students rehearse weekly during the school day and perform in school/evening concerts, as well as community events.

Eaglet Beginner Band:  Open to any student in grades 4-8 wanting to learn to play an instrument for the first time.  Students will learn how to hold the instrument, play the scale, read music notation, understand rhythms, and play beginning songs.  Students in Eaglet Band perform in school and evening concerts.   There is an additional band fee which can be paid monthly through FACTS.  

Eagle Concert Band 5-6:  Open to students with at least 1 year of Band experience or instrumental lessons. Students will continue to develop good playing technique, learn more notes, fingerings, rhythms, dynamics, articulation, phrasing, and slightly more difficult pieces of music.  Students will perform in school and evening concerts, as well as community events/festivals throughout the year.  There is an additional band fee which can be paid monthly through FACTS. 

Eagle Concert Band 7-8:  Open to students with at least 1 year of Band experience or instrumental lessons.  Students will continue to develop good playing technique, learn more notes,  alternate fingerings, more complex rhythms, dynamics, articulation, phrasing, and more challenging pieces of music.  Students will perform in school and evening concerts, as well as community events/festivals throughout the year.  There is an additional band fee which can be paid monthly through FACTS. 

Additional Information:
Instruments offered at IHM:  Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Snare Drum with Glockenspiel (comes as a set), and the 4-string Electric Bass Guitar  (not 6-string Electric).  Instruments can be rented through a local music store or purchased.  

Choir and Band rehearsals are held once a week for 30 minutes during the school day (using a rotating schedule).  Schedules and contracts are given to students at the beginning of the year.  Since Band and Choir are considered a “team” activity, students are expected to continue the commitment for the entire year. 

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Immaculate Heart of Mary School is located in Towson, Maryland. It is a private Catholic School for students in grades PreK through 8th grade. If you are interested in learning more about the admissions process for the upcoming school year we encourage you to contact us today!

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