y Lauren Petersen
By Lauren Petersen
o by Ted Brakob
Photo by Sean Mullin
Photo by Lauren Petersen
Students involved with the St. Thomas Music Department exude a passion for sharing their hard work with the surrounding community. Throughout the fall
semester, the music department and its various ensembles prepared for countless hours
to perform concerts throughout November and December. Each performance filled
St. Thomas auditoriums with festive sounds that expressed each student’s passion for
For 28 years, students, family and friends have gathered to listen to talented students perform at the annual St. Thomas Christmas Concert. Nine different ensembles
performed at this year’s concert, “Jubilant Light.” Being able to perform at Orchestra
Hall is a unique experience for many students. “It’s definitely an experience to be on
the same stage that many other incredibly talented musicians have been on,” said
sophomore Elly Neisius.
The Summit Singers made an exciting announcement this fall, the release of
their first CD titled, “Under the Arches.” The CD highlights the most popular songs they
have arranged and performed since the creation of the group in 2010. The Summit
Singers were thrilled to share their hard work with family and friends. “The most exciting part about releasing the CD has been the support we have received from our peers
and surrounding community,” said Alex Noto, president of the Summit Singers.
St. Thomas Bands provided many opportunities for students to explore their
passion for music. The different bands include: Symphonic Band, Wind Symphonic
Band, and Chamber Winds and a full complement of woodwind, brass and percussion
ensembles. This year the Symphonic Band hosted a concert in Woulfe Alumni Hall,
where it invited the St. Thomas Academy band as a special guest.