We offer unique opportunities in Music and Theatre to Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students throughout the year at St. Thomas the Apostle School. Every student receives Music and Theatre instruction once a week for thirty-five minutes from Kids Stock. Students learn proper vocal techniques and performance etiquette. Kids Stock guides students through music history studying the classics and the composers of different eras. Students learn about opera, classical music, symphonies, ballet, world and cultural music, jazz, and broadway musicals. As part of our Fine Arts curriculum students learn about storytelling, improvisation, readers’ theatre, acting and playwriting.
Kids Stock directs three musicals during the year; a Christmas Musical for preschool – 8th grades, a Winter Musical for lower school grades K – 4, and a Spring Musical for upper school grades 5 – 8. Students who audition for acting roles participate in after school rehearsals on Tuesdays, usually from 3pm until 5pm.
St. Thomas Apostle Choir
Students in 4th and 5th grade may participate in the school choir. Kids Stock directs students in choral singing to bring a sense of community, discipline, and fun. In the Winter, the choir prepares to sing for the Archdiocesan Choral Festival. Every March school choirs from Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties join together in celebration of “Music in our Schools” month. Each choir sings to represent their school and the Archdiocese of San Francisco in this exciting festival. Choirs are given a chance to enjoy the sounds of other elementary and junior high school students united under a common theme.