Grade school band students from Precious Blood, St Rita, and Holy Angels came to CJ May 27 for a musical day of fun, exploration and learning. They heard performances by college ensembles, motivating them to perform well for their evening concert, playing as a combined band. Their day of music included sectionals and masterclasses led by college music majors. J.P. Gregory '02, admission coordinator, made sure that they took a break from the music action by arming the young musicians with t-shirts and paint so that the could create their own spirit shirts. The day was enjoyable experience for the CJ music staff, CJ band students, and the college students who led the masterclasses.
Debi Schutt, CJ music director, was pleased with the results and intends to offering this opportunity again to grade school students next year.