Students play all types of music: jazz, classical, big band era, and more. Our Band Director works with students one on one and in large group settings. Students perform concerts in the winter and spring. All are welcome.Chamber Band: Grades 4-6 Concert Band: Grades 7-8
Marimbas are a performing group, with membership based upon a selection process. Students need to be able to play a steady beat, listen and focus carefully, practice self control with classroom behavior, stay current with other regular subjects, and love to be part of a team. It is a fun group which works hard in rehearsal, and plays hard in performances. Concordia Marimbas perform at school, for the Association churches which support our school and out in the public.
The Concordia Choir is made up enthusiastic singers in grades 6 through 8, many of whom have never sung before. We have a good time singing while learning some basic music theory and good choral techniques, and then we have a chance to share it in performances at school concerts and at community churches.
Drama Class provides an opportunity for students to explore creative drama techniques including role-play, pantomime, and improvisation. The class performs for the Concordia student body at least four times each year, including a drama competition in Portland, Oregon for the Lutheran Elementary School Tournament in February, and a big spring production for families at the end of the school year. This elective is open to 7th and 8th grades only, and class size is limited to 16 students who audition for a place in the class each fall.
Art Class offers a variety of different mediums and techniques for students to explore. They work on 2 and 3 dimensional projects such as sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, mosaics, and collage. After learning some fundamental basics and developing strong drawing skills, students are encouraged to use their own creative ideas to complete original works of art.
Active in Ministry
Active in Ministry (AIM) is an elective offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. This group is comprised of approximately 12 students whom make connections in the Concordia community and beyond. Projects include spending time with the residents at King’s Manor, helping to build and maintain various community gardens, collecting food for food banks and clothing for those in need.
The yearbook staff is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students. They are responsible for the complete production of the yearbook, including layout and copy writing. Students are chosen based on past writing skills and teachers’ recommendations.