Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Playing and Instrument Helps Tune the Brain

"Note to husbands who need excuses to play the guitar with their buddies and to parents justifying the cost of their children's piano lessons: A new study from Northwestern University in Evanston says lifelong playing of musical instruments has a positive impact on the brain." See the rest of the article here: Playing and Instrument Helps Tune the Brain

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Friends of SPHS Music, please read the following letter: Thank You Letter

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Elk Grove Percussion Festival Recap

Congratulations to the Saint Patrick Percussion Ensemble II and Honors Percussion Ensemble on their fantastic performance at the 2012 Elk Grove Percussion Festival. At this noncompetitive festival, the groups were treated to wonderful high school performances, helpful comments from clinicians, and an outstanding performance by the professional quartet Third Coast Percussion. Thanks to all who were in attendance. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Music Department Benefit

Please consider joining us for our annual Saint Patrick Music Department Benefit, this year entitled "Club Shamrock." The event will take place Thursday, March 15, at 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Saint Patrick Performing Arts Centre Atrium. The cost of the event is $20 per person (at the door) and will include drinks (beer, wine, soda), dinner buffet from 7:30-9, and live music from Nia Quintet. Also featured will be a Split the Pot Raffle and Door Prizes. This is a 21 and over event. Proceeds of the event will go to the Saint Patrick Music Department. Invite your friends! Come on out for what will be a fun time of fantastic food and wonderful music! Thanks for your support of Saint Patrick High School Music!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Elk Grove Percussion Festival

Please consider joining us for the 2012 Elk Grove Percussion Festival at Elk Grove High School on Saturday, March 10. Percussion II and Honors Percussion will perform from 2-3 p.m. They have been working very hard and would love to play in front of a large audience. Please come out and show your support! More details can be found here: Percussion Festival Itinerary.