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Fine Arts

At St. Francis of Assisi School we believe that fine arts are an important component in the academic, social, and emotional development of the whole child. We are committed to making available opportunities for our students to discover and explore their unique God-given talents.

Fine arts offered at SF:

Raven Theater

Students in grades 6, 7, and 8 may try out for an annual musical production performed each spring. Students may participate as actors, members of the stage crew or pit orchestra. Tryouts for the musical production will take place in December.

If you are a student that has interest in participating in Drama Club, please contact Mrs. Smith at asmith@rcsmn.org

Junior High Jazz Band

Adding to the musical experiences of our St. Francis of Assisi Junior High students is the option to participate in the RCS Junior High Jazz Band. This group welcomes students in grades 7 and 8 to a dynamic jazz ensemble. Musically, students will perform pieces by jazz composers, and gain experience in improvisation and advanced rhythmic techniques. Socially, students build a strong network of friends from across our three grade schools (St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School, St. Francis of Assisi School, Holy Spirit Catholic School).

To participate in the RCS Junior High Jazz Band, a student must be a member of an RCS school band program. Auditions are required for students who play percussion, keyboard, or guitar. For students playing saxophone, trombone or trumpet, no audition is required. Major performances include a Rochester Catholic Schools Spring Tour, two system-wide band concerts, and the Lourdes Night of Jazz event.

The RCS Junior High Jazz Band meets at the St. John the Evangelist campus at 7:00 a.m. with regular rehearsal running from 7:15-8:15 a.m. Rehearsal will conclude in time for the start of the normal school day.

If you are a student that has interest in participating in RCS Junior High Jazz Band, please contact
Mr. Mark Scheitel at mascheitel@msn.com

Young Authors, Young Artists

Young Authors, Young Artists (YAYA) is an annual opportunity offered by Southeast Minnesota Service Cooperative (SSC), that brings young people together to explore and experience writing and art activities. Local artists and author offer sessions students attend to ask questions and try their hand at creating. Each spring, interested fourth and fifth grade students are supervised by a teacher as they walk to the Heintz Center for this fun and creative day. The cost is paid by the individual student and their family.

If you are a student that has interest in participating, please contact Ms. Erickson at rerickson@rcsmn.org