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Grade 5-8 Band

RCS is a premier school for the Fine Arts!

Our instrumental programming is recognized across Minnesota, the Midwest, and even the world! It all begins in grades 5-8 with our dedicated and talented directors and grows through your child's high school career with the Lourdes High School Music Department. We encourage every student to try a new instrument and explore their musical talents. 

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RCS offers instruction for Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Percussion. Students in grade six or older who have completed at least one year on another instrument will also be offered Oboe, French Horn, Baritone and Tuba. Musicians wanting to begin percussion instruction must have two years of piano lessons completed, or take private lessons and school lessons with our percussion director.

Band is a full-year commitment, and students receive individual and/or small-group instruction, once a week, during the school day. Our young musicians will participate in concerts, join our high school pep band at events, and share their talent at Liturgy. As students at Lourdes High School, musicians have opportunities with numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, concert band, competitive marching band, winter drumline, and music trips around the nation. 


Registration & Fees

RCS charges a band fee of $275 for the year. The fee will be applied to your tuition contract this year. To support your child's interest in music, students will need an instrument, lesson books, and a music stand. Parents are responsible for providing these items and our directors have resources to guide your purchases or rentals.

Our current grades 4-7 students will learn about music options at school this spring. Instruction will begin in September and students will be able to try different instruments before selecting an instrument to learn for the year. Summer lessons will be available for interested families.

To register, log into your SchoolAdmin parent portal.


Band Directors

Together, our directors guide our young people to discover their musical gifts resulting in our instrumental programming: Grade 5 Band, Grade 6 Band, Junior High Band, Junior High Jazz Band, Junior High Pep Band, Junior High Marching Band, and Winter Drumline.


Ms. Wendy Hanson
Elementary Band Director

Ms. Hanson has dedicated 22 years to RCS and leads our instrumental program for grades 5-8.