Performing Arts

The Holy Spirit High School Music Program is a curriculum designed for the continuation of musical study from a middle school program. The program develops the music student’s ability to read, interpret, and perform the various forms of music found throughout history from as early as the Renaissance to as recently as the 21st century. All vocalists and instrumentalists will be considered for the department based on the following: 1) an audition in their specific area of performance, and 2) a Music Theory placement evaluation.
 
Once accepted into the department, students are required to perform on a regular basis in rehearsals and concerts. Also, they are required to study Music Theory in a classroom setting. Grading for the course is determined by music theory test scores, as well as participation in departmental performances which include: annual concerts, school Masses, Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement.
 
All music students have the opportunity to audition for the pit orchestra to perform in the annual school play. Also, they have the opportunity to audition for many different regional music competitions such as: All South Jersey Regional Band and Choir, the All State Band and Choir and Rising Star Competition.
 
The Holy Spirit Music Department is a member of the Tri M Music Honor Society, which is a division of the Music Educators National Conference (ME of NC). Students are eligible to join the chapter in their second year, providing they meet all the necessary academic requirements.
 
The school musical is open to any Holy Spirit student. Auditions are held in early January with performances in March. Students interested in performance, stage crew, lighting, sets, costumes or any associated area of production are encouraged to join. The school musical has been a long-standing tradition at Holy Spirit and develops teamwork, friendships and personal growth. We take pride in our entertaining and talent-filled production year after year.
 
Advisor: Mrs. Evans
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is open to second year and above instrumental and choral students who maintain a 3.0 GPA in music, as well as a 2.75 GPA overall. Music Honor Society Students also participate in service projects; past projects include singing for families at Shore Memorial Hospital and supporting the work of Sister Grace and Catholic Charities.
 
Advisor: Mrs. Clare Collins

We are looking for “Future Spartan Performing Arts Students”!

 

Do you play an instrument? Are you a dancer? Love to sing? Would you like to be challenged and make new friends? If your answer was yes then I would like to invite you to become a member of the Holy Spirit High School Grace Notes Program! As a developing performer and a member of this program, you would practice and perform along with Holy Spirit High School students!

 

If you are interested in becoming a Grace Note, please complete the GRACE NOTES INTEREST APPLICATION and let me know if you are a singer, dancer, musician!  Our Kickoff party will be at Storybook Land this year.  I hope to see you soon! 

 

Mrs. Claire Collins

Director of Music

“The Grace Notes Program” is designed to mentor our grade school area youth in drama, music and dance. It is open to all area schools and is growing steadily each year. We now have all ages walking through the hallways of HSHS sharing and uniting in the Spirit of Music!