Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School is proud to offer a new, full time instrumental music program. Two years ago, The administration of CSHM saw the importance that music plays in the lives of all our students, Cardinal family, and the community at large. We are proud to offer the best in music education covering all aspects of performance as well as music theory, rehearsal technique, and individual responsibility and accountability. We all know the importance of having a balanced education. Having the cultural and extracurricular experience of music is not only beneficial to your student’s high school career, but it also instills an awareness of music’s important role in the enrichment of the human spirit.
Our Cardinal Regiment Marching Band is a dynamic ensemble consisting of the Band and Drumline. Performing at all football games, pep rallies, and school functions, the Cardinal Regiment have established themselves as an integral part to the Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary family. There is nothing like feeling the excitement of knowing that you will be performing for hundreds of people on a regular basis. As one of the fastest growing groups on campus, the Cradinal Regiment prides itself in taking young performers with little or no experience, and making them the musicians that they are. The camaraderie and lifelong friendships that are made in this ensemble are priceless. We invite you to be part of the newest tradition here at CSHM!
Our Concert Band class is our beginning band and is a great place to learn what it means to be a musician. The class covers college preparatory levels of music theory as well as beginning instrumental techniques. The Concert Band performs at both the Winter Concert as well as the Spring Concert. If you are looking to learn how to play an instrument, regardless of what level you are at, this is the class for you.
The Intermediate Band is the ensemble that Concert Band students graduate to. The Intermediate Band performs more advanced chamber works, studies ohter genres of music, and performs at both the Winter Concert and Spring Concert as well. Students in the Intermediate Band learn higher level music theory and history in addition to working on ensemble playing and improvisation skills.
The Wind Ensemble at Canwell-Sacred heart of Mary is our premier concert ensemble. They prepare music in a classical setting, performing contemporary works as well as standards of the wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble also performs at both the Winter Concert as well as the Spring Concert.
We are proud to also offer a Praise Band and Choir here at CSHM. This group prepares all the music for our masses here. We provide an outstanding musical environment to help bring our spirits closer together during that most reverent time in their Catholic High School experience.