Music & Drama

Music

Holy Family School is proud of its dedication to the Arts, which includes our Music Department. Under the very capable direction of Miss Marianne Forkin, students from Kindergarten through 8th grade receive music instruction once a week, learning about music history and music theory. Miss Forkin has a wonderful rapport with our students, which includes a "dot" count where she rewards her classes with points throughout the school year. Every group that earns a total of 20 dots wins a reward.
 
Miss Forkin also provides instrument lessons to our students (at an additional cost) and directs both a Beginner's Band and an Advanced Band at HFS. The bands have the opportunity to participate in concerts and festivals outside of the school setting, widening their circle of musical accomplishments and experience.
 
Our HFS youth are also blessed to receive musical lessons from Mrs. Rose Laurito, Holy Family Church's Music Minister. Mrs. Laurito works with our students on a regular basis, teaching them hymns that are part of the Catholic Mass. Those classes then take turns singing those hymns with the congregation when they attend a Friday morning Mass as part of their school day. Mrs. Laurito also directs both a Cherub Choir and a Children's Choir, practicing after school hours with those who voluntarily wish to participate. The choirs then sing once a month during a Sunday morning Mass at Holy Family Church,, raising their beautiful voices in praise of the Lord.
 

Drama

Our school is blessed to have a drama club.The Holy Family School Players involve students from 1st through 8th Grades in a full-fledged musical. The Players present a superb and elaborate production annually to the HFS family and community. These productions are under the expert direction of Mrs. Catherine Little and her assistant, Florinda Meli. The Players are another source of pride at Holy Family School, The drama club expands and enriches their actors' many talents while bringing much joy to the audience. Their 2017 musical production, "Coraline", will be presented on our beautiful stage in the Holy Family School Gymnasium on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. Sign-ups and audition forms are now available for all HFS actors, actresses and musicians!

Please note this clarification for 1st - 3rd grade participants:

The 1st -3rd grade ensemble in the Coraline play will not begin rehearsing with the rest of the cast until mid-March. Then they will begin rehearsing with us for the 1st hour of our Sunday rehearsals. The 1-3 grade parents are encouraged to stay with their child. Although we will not see the 1-3 graders until March, parents should still attend the Parent Meeting on Jan. 21st.

We will extend the deadline for 1-3rd grade until next Friday, 1/20.