Studies have shown that children who are involved in after-school clubs and other activities, strengthen social skills, improve academic performance, and benefit from establishing stronger relationships with caring adults. Participation in after-school programs has been known to build confidence, thereby increasing self-esteem. It has also been shown that students who are regularly engaged in high-quality, after-school programs are more attentive in class and more focused on their work.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS
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 performs 2 major concerts each year, and participates 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 on to the Sterling Band.
Sterling Band is comprised of students in 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 (drums, cymbals, etc.). 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.
For further information on music programs, email Ms. Sue Ann Wright or phone 462-8889 ext. 316.
STERLING CLUBS and ACTIVITIES
Sterling also offers clubs and other activities that offer something for everyone during the school year. Some of the clubs have included: STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Robotics, Chess, Kidzart, Spanish, even Math Clubs, such as Stock Market, and Model Drawing Math.
A complete list of clubs and activities for the 2018-19 school year is coming soon!