Music at Holy Family Grade School has one of the most eclectic, vibrant and unique music curriculum approach in Glendale. Music at Holy Family incorporates the California Content Standards/Common Core for Music into the lessons, with an emphasis in singing sacred songs from chant to modern as well as school-appropriate non-sacred or secular songs. Learning to read and sing choral music with different languages, solo, group or class performances are always encouraged. We also study the life of past and living great composers and their works, and also beginner to advance music theory. Music classes have been using technology as an integral tool for teaching, (e.g. iPad, computers, projectors, virtual keyboard, Garageband for 6th, 7th and 8th, and other music apps.) The school holds two spectacular themed Concerts a year – Christmas and Spring.
We have an official school choir, the Holy Family Children’s Concert Chorus which is the ambassador of goodwill of the school and a member of the American and International Federation of Pueri Cantores, a Catholic organization of Children’s Choirs. The chorus was founded in the year 2000. Since then, the chorus garnered a great deal of recognition both here and abroad from music authorities and music enthusiasts alike.
The HFCCC joins the international, national and local children’s choir congress at least every 2 years and every year locally. They’ve been to Rome, Italy three times in 2005, 2010, and 2015 for the International Congress of Pueri Cantores. In July 3, 2008, the choir was in Washington D.C. for the Festival of the Americas. The chorus sings every Tuesday at the 8:00am school Mass. Rehearsals for the choir are held every Tuesday and Thursday after school. The first Tuesday of every month there is no practice due to noon dismissal.