Sterling Stars 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 throughout our school at Christmas and Valentine’s Day 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 .
Beginning Band 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 who are 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.
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.
Violin Lessons James Stout, an upper elementary teacher at Sterling, has been teaching violin to our students for several years. Mr. James began playing violin as a young boy and every school year he offers to share his knowledge and love of the instrument with our Sterling students. When giving lessons, he has found that a small group environment is best for beginner students. This year, Mr. James will be offering beginner group lessons each Monday after school. If you would like more information about the cost and other particulars of a group lesson, contact Mr. James at firstname.lastname@example.org.