Welcome to one of Saint Bernard's longest-standing traditions; our music department. Our students work collaboratively as they develop leadership skills that continue to promote our artform while serving our school and greater community.
Our music ensembles have performed both at our school and beyond including:
Pueri Cantores National Catholic Choir Festival in New York City
Wreaths Across America ceremonies
National Anthem performances including the XL Center and Mohegan Sun
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The deck of the USS Intrepid
Basilica of Saint Ignatius Rome, Italy
Saint Bernard School students have multiple opportunities to create, perform, respond, and connect as musicians. Our performing ensembles include:
Chorus and Concert Band - open to students in grades 8 through 12 who demonstrate advanced musicianship.
Chamber Orchestra - an auditioned ensembleopen to students in grades 6 through 12 who demonstrate proficient musicianship.
Praise Choir - a community service-based ensemble that focuses on liturgical music and performs at all school Masses. Open to students in grades 6 through 12.
Saint Bernard School ensembles have performed for audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and Italy, and have been rated superior in adjudication competitions. In addition to ensemble work, student musicians are encouraged to participate in regional and national music competitions including Regional and All-State festivals sponsored by the Connecticut Music Educators Association, the New England Music Festival, the National Association for Music Education All-National Honor Ensembles, and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
Our curriculum is framed by the National Standards for Music Education's pillars: create, perform, respond and connect.