Band & Choir

Instrumental Music Program

The St. Genevieve Instrumental Music Program offers a wide variety of classes to help students achieve a love and passion for music. The program offers classes for those with little to no experience, and to those with years of experience in a variety of instruments!

Sign up for one or more classes!

Our Instrumental Music Program includes:

  • Percussion Ensemble (open to all)
  • Beginning Band (open to all)
  • Advanced Band (pre-requisite of one year and instructor’s approval)
  • Orchestra (open to all)
  • Jazz Band (pre-requisite of one year and instructor’s approval)

From advanced and beginning band, to orchestra and jazz band, the St. Genevieve Instrumental Music Program offers unparalleled opportunities for all.

Note: students are allowed to sign up for more than one class if their schedule allows.

Opportunities to Perform

In addition to learning the instruments, students have opportunities to showcase their talent; all ensembles perform at least twice a year at school concerts. The Jazz Band plays at the schools’ Character Education events; and the Advanced Band performs at all home football games as well as the Homecoming Parade.

The Jazz Band has traveled to Georgia to perform for former President and First Lady Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. The Advanced Band, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band performed at the Rose Bowl and for the premier of the school’s documentary “Dear Rosalyn.”

SGHS band members practicing on the field

A Nationally Recognized Ensemble

St. Genevieve offers extra-curricular Competitive Percussion Ensemble which has been recognized on a national level! The Ensemble has traveled to Dayton, Ohio to compete in world championships; they have placed third at the Winter Guard International (WGI) National Championships in 2018, and first in the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA) Championships in 2019.

Vocal Opportunities & Music Appreciation

Vocal Ensemble

Vocal Ensemble is a yearlong course open to advanced male and female singers by audition only in grades 9-12. Students are expected to be the top choral musicians at the school while continuing to develop advanced vocal and musicianship skills. The group specializes in choral music of all styles and can receive private workshops from artists such as Filharmonic’s Jules Cruz & Niko Del Rey (The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect 2, The Late Late Show with James Corden), Michele Weir (The Prince of Egypt, Boston Pops, Manhattan Transfer), and voice actor David Sobolov (Bumblebee, The Flash, Guardians of the Galaxy). The Vocal Ensemble performs at all school concerts and may compete/attend competitions, local festivals, community events, tours, school events, and a possible performance at Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm. This course meets the UC/CSU “VPA” requirement.

Concert Choir

Concert Choir is a yearlong course open to beginning/intermediate male and female singers of all grade levels who would like a choir experience with no audition required. Concert Choir pursues the highest ideals of choral music, both classical and non-traditional. Students are expected to be the top choral musicians at St. Genevieve High School while continuing to develop advanced vocal and musicianship skills. Concert Choir performs at all school concerts, community events, school events, and a possible performance at Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm. This course meets the UC/CSU “VPA” requirement.

Thelonious Monks

Thelonious Monks is a yearlong course open to advanced male and female singers by audition only in grades 9-12. This group consists of 12-14 singers who specialize in acapella/vocal jazz music and can receive private workshops from artists such as Filharmonic’s Jules Cruz & Niko Del Rey (The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect 2, The Late Late Show with James Corden), Michele Weir (The Prince of Egypt, Boston Pops, Manhattan Transfer), and voice actor David Sobolov (Bumblebee, The Flash, Guardians of the Galaxy). Students in this group are expected to match pitch, excel in sight-singing skills, and present collegiate level performances. Thelonious Monks perform at all school concerts and may compete/attend competitions, local festivals, community events, tours, school events, and a possible performance at Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm. This course meets the UC/CSU “VPA” requirement.

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation is a yearlong course open to students interested in receiving an in-depth understanding of music of all styles and genres. Students in this class will learn music fundamentals such as reading notes in treble and bass clef, figuring out key signatures, and identifying dynamics/articulations. This course covers a wide array of musical styles ranging from the music of George Frideric Handel to the music of Beyonce.

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