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Elementary Band & Strings

Elementary Band & Strings

The Lutheran Elementary band program involves more than 200 students from 11 of our Lutheran schools including:

  • Ascension               
  • Concordia                             
  • Emmanuel St. Michael
  • Emmaus                   
  • Lutheran South Unity                     
  • St. John, Kendallville
  • St. Paul                      
  • St. Peter                                
  • St. Peter-Immanuel, Decatur
  • Suburban Bethlehem         
  • Wyneken Memorial, Monroeville

 
The fourth through eighth grade students meet during the school day to rehearse music for concerts and they also receive small group lessons on their instruments.

The students are placed into three different bands, beginner, intermediate and advanced, based on their grade and experience level. The students combine their talents and rehearse together at Concordia Lutheran High School to prepare for and perform three concerts in November, March and May. Intermediate and advanced students perform in an Arts Festival in March that also takes place in the Concordia Lutheran High School Gym.

Elementary String Program

The Lutheran Elementary String Program is made up of 6 different grade schools:

  • Ascension                                               
  • Concordia                             
  • Emmaus
  • St. John, Kendallville                       
  • St. Peter                                 
  • Suburban Bethlehem

 
The schools come together for two big concerts a year at CLHS to share God’s gift of music for all to enjoy – Fall/Spring. Older grade school students have the opportunity to also perform at the Art and Music festival held at CLHS in the spring.

Some schools involve both the band and string programs in concerts, talent shows, and chapels throughout the school year giving the students an opportunity to share their talents with others and glorify God.

Click below to see the handbook in detail.

Faculty for the Lutheran Elementary Band and Strings

Brandon Eiler, Strings and Band

Todd Phillips, Band

Diane Whitacre, Band

Adam Friedrich, Band, Program Coordinator