Our Music Department faculty teach one of the most diverse and unique programs in the state, and we are the only school in Texas utilizing Popular Music Education as our primary curriculum. Complete with traditional and non-traditional music classes, students advance their musical skills and knowledge and develop an appreciation for a variety of music genres. Whether a student plans on pursuing a career in music or not, there is a place for everyone in the Music Department.
From Guitar 1 in which students study basic standard music notation and learn to read chord charts using the Nashville Number System, to Modern Band Lab, which incorporates recording and songwriting, to Varsity Symphony, which fuses together elements of Popular Music Education and technology, student work culminates in themed shows at the end of fall and spring quarters. These performances have become some of the #8220;must-see” shows of the year.
In addition to regular courses, students may also participate in our many extracurricular activities, such as Drumline, the heartbeat of St. Michael’s; CruBands that perform at home football games, pep rallies, and other school functions; Praise Band for those students who wish to use their musical andsinging ability in chapel services; and Tech Crew, designed to give students the opportunity to learn about professional sound equipment using the industry’s latest technology.