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Music & Band

K-3 Music

"Sonshine Singers" is a singing group consisting of students grades K through 3.  They meet twice a week during school.  The group sings at different functions and church services including local Senior Citizen homes, Barnes & Nobel Bookstore, Ridgedale Shopping Center, as well as many events during the school year at Redeemer Church and School.  Once a year they perform an entire program entitled "Sonshine Singers Spectacular."Through their music they are able not only to entertain, but also share their faith.

Grade 5-8 Music

Through the music curriculum, the student will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Understand and share the Gospel
  • Promote the development of aural and visual awareness
  • Provide students with a musical vocabulary
  • Promote musical performance
  • Provide opportunities for large group performance
  • Develop appreciation for a variety of musical styles
RLS Band
Students in grades 4-8 have the opportunity to participate in band.  Music lessons are offered for all concert band instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone/tuba and percussion.  Lessons are 20 minutes and are scheduled during the school day.  The students meet together as an ensemble once a week during the school day.  The students are given several opportunities throughout the school year to share their talents with the Redeemer Family and community through concerts, a spring recital, chapel, and school spirit rallies.   This opportunity of instrumental music curriculum is Christ-centered.  With each performance, students learn that the music they offer is for the Glory of God.
For further information, please contact the school office or Kinlin Schultz 612-296-9973

Why Music?

 Music is a science.  Music is mathematical. Music is a foreign language.  Music is self-confidence.  Music is history.  Music is physical education.  Music is art.  Music enhances social development.  Music is fun!!!

  Studies have shown that including musical studies such as learning to play an instrument or class sing-alongs and even drama have impacted the way children learn and process knowledge.

 Music classes can teach simple tasks like taking turns and respect of personal property.

 It also enhances the development of social interaction and small and large motor skills.

 Allotting time for practicing each day is known to develop similar habits in conjunction with other subjects as well. Organizational skills increase and the child learns what it takes to be “good” at something.

 It’s been discovered that learning to read music or play a musical instrument develops higher thinking skills. The child who is skilled at music excels at problem-solving, evaluation, and analysis. Music reading uses the same portion of the brain that’s used in mathematical thinking.

 For those who don’t excel academically, however, music can serve to build self-esteem. For some children, music is their one chance to shine in the middle of a day that’s filled with academic subjects that fry their brain.

 Studies also show that “music kids” are less likely to become involved with inappropriate habits.

 Participation in a music ensemble demonstrates teamwork, focus, and dedication.

 Colleges looks for students who have achieved success in areas outside the classroom. This may have occurred on the playing field, on stage or in the community. In fact, the greater the variety of talents and interests you bring, the better the college application becomes.  Colleges are interested in the depth of your commitment to an activity, as well as the diversity of your experiences.