The Sterling Stars is our Middle School chorus. This group of 7th and 8th graders performs many types of music throughout the school year and represents Sterling at musical events. This group spreads musical joy through our school at Christmas and Valentines by performing singing grams to students, teachers, and administrators. The Sterling Stars perform 2 major concerts each year, as well as participating in honors chorus, and America Sings.
Upper Elementary Chorus
The upper elementary chorus is our performing group for 4th – 6th grade students. They perform two concerts a year and several informal concerts on campus. This group meets on Thursdays during the school day .
Our new Beginning Band meets on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 3:15 – 4:30. This 25 member band is made up of 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students learning a new instrument for the first time. They will perform two concerts this year. After successful completion of this year of studies, students will be eligible to move into the Sterling Band.
Grades 5 – 8. Band meets after school from 3:15 – 4:30 on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Students learn to play woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Instruments currently in band are flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, mallet percussion, and non-pitched percussion (drum, cymbals, etc..) Students further develop their skills on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Instruments in our band program include flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion. This year we are excited to add a bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, and piccolo to our band program. Band performs several times a year and travels in May to Carowinds to perform for ratings and review. Questions can be emailed to Ms. Sue Ann Wright or phoned to 462 – 8889 ext. 316.
My name is James Stout. I have taught at Sterling for over 10 years and I have taught violin for 7 of those years. Some years I gave private lessons other but have found that the group environment is best for beginner students and most affordable for their parents. I began playing violin in the fourth grade, learning the Suzuki Method. Over the years, I have found music to be an inextricable part of my life, playing in several symphony orchestras and ensembles. Music has opened many doors for me and introduced me to some fabulous people and wonderful experiences. My goal is to give as many children the same gift my violin teacher gave me nearly thirty years ago.
The class I’m offering will meet Thursdays from 3:40 to 4:20 in C12. Please email me for information about the cost and other particulars. Currently this class is full.