LaSalle Academy Band & Choir
Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Joyce Covaleski
Music Programs at LaSalle Academy
Our School proudly offers "public school
opportunities" in a private, Catholic School
setting. "Students interested in music
may enjoy these extra-curricular opportunities:"
The Choir of St. Cecilia
The Choir of St. Cecilia is the "Show Choir" of LaSalle Academy! This Choir doesn't just perform concerts for our school community; all of our concerts
are open to the public! We are also available to perform at community events.
We are honored to perform at Lourdesmont's S.O.B.E.R (Slow On The Bottle, Easy on the Road) event at theViewmont Mall each December, where abstinence from drinking and driving is promoted. We have performed for the Lackawanna County Commission on Drug and Alcohol's Award Ceremony and with the premier adult choir of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Catholic Choral Society, in their Generations Sing and Spring Concerts, and also at local nursing homes and hospitals.
In addition, this choir sings at our Roman Rite Masses and our cantors are chosen from this group. Members of this choir are also selected to participate in the American Choral Director Associations' Boy Choral Fest and the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Association's Song Fest each year. This choir rehearses after school on Tuesdays until 3:30 and is open to students in grades 4-8.
The Marian Children's Choir
Students in grades 2 & 3 have the option to join our Marian Children's Choir. Members of this choir are trained to cantor and lead the singing at our school Masses! They also join the Choir of St. Cecilia in their Spring Concert. Children are the future of our Church, and we are training them to be leaders at La Salle Academy!
The Singers of St. Romanos
The Singers of St. Romanos is our Eastern Rite Choir, which leads the responses at our Byzantine Liturgies. LaSalle Academy is the only bi-ritual school in the United States, embracing the traditions of both the Eastern and Western Rites of the Catholic Church. This choir is open to students in grades 6-8.
The LaSalle Academy Band
The LaSalle Academy Band is one of the only elementary Catholic School bands in Lackawanna County! Students are taught to read music and play an instrument of their choice during our after-school Band program. They rehearse on Thursdays until 3:30 and Band is open to students in grades 3-8.
Band members also participate in the Marywood University Wind Celebration (formerly known as Junior High Honors Band) and the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association Band Fest.
See our website for Concert dates and links to sites of interest: