Music Program

Mrs. Strom, Music & Band InstructorMrs. Strom is St. Mary's PreK-8 Music and 5-8 Band Instructor.  She enthusiastically exposes students to a variety of music, teaching fundamentals of rhythm, patterns, notes, pitch, and more.
cantoring at mass

Students in grades 2-8 may participate in music ministry for school masses.  Cantor practice is held Tuesday mornings from 8:00-8:15. Click here for instruction on Musical Participation at Mass

Group and one-on-one band lessons are offered with the 5-8 Band program.  Mrs. Strom aims to develop the musical proficiency of each student whether they are at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.  The quarterly schedule for band lessons can be found on the link on the left.

You may contact Mrs. Strom at or by calling 712-732-4166.  Donations of band instruments are accepted.  We hope to see you at one of our music concerts held in the winter and spring!  See the schedule below of the variety of musical performances our students are involved in.
Music Dates & Performances 2017-18 Musical flare

August 29       Volleyball National Anthem

August 30       New Member Band Night

September 7    Volleyball National Anthem

September 17  10:00 Mass

September 19  Volleyball National Anthem

October 2        Volleyball National Anthem

October 3        Nursing Home Tour

October 5        Volleyball National Anthem

October 14      7:00 Confirmation Mass

October 16      Grandparent’s Day

November 7    7/8 Honor Choir-LeMars

November 9    Veteran’s Day

November 14  Sixth Grade Recital 3:30 pm

November 19  12:00 Mass

December 1     Pep Band and National Anthem

December 4     Nursing Home Tour

December 5     Basketball National Anthem

December 7     Christmas Dinner

December 7     PreK-8 Christmas Concert 6:00 pm

December 8     Pep Band and National Anthem

December 9     5:30 Mass

December 14   Pep Band and National Anthem

January 5         Pep Band and National Anthem

January 19       Homecoming: Pep Band/National Anthem

January 24       Diocesan Band Festival-BVU

January 28       10:00 Mass-Catholic Schools Week

January 29       Basketball National Anthem

January 30       Pep Band and National Anthem

February 5       Pep Band and National Anthem

February 9       Basketball National Anthem

February 11     12:00 Mass

February 24     Buena Vista University Honor Band

March 10         5:30 Mass

March 13         Nursing Home Tour

March 16         Irish Tea

April 5             Nursing Home Tour

April 10           K-8 Spring Concert

April 15           First Communion 10:00 Mass

April 17           6th Grade Honor Choir-Orange City

May 13            10:00 Mass

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