The JFKS Music Department offers additional music activities for students in the elementary school with rehearsals taking place either before or after school, or once a week during the lunch break.

Below you can find the activities offered during the current school year. Please review the respective activity for more details and staff contact information.

Please check out the Fine Arts section for more details about the JFKS Music Program.

Suzuki Violin Program (EC, Grades 1-5)

  • Entrance class every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:00-8:45, Room G102
  • Grade 1 and 2: Tuesdays, 14:15-15:00, Room G102
  • Grade 3 and 4: Tuesdays, 15:05-15:50, Room G102
  • Grade 5 (Advanced Strings): during regular school instruction on Wednesdays 3rd period, Room G115 or G101
Director: Fr. Freymadl
For more information about the Suzuki Program click here.

Choir (Grades 3-6)

Grade 3: Tuesdays, 14:15-15:00 (G111)
Grade 4: Thursdays, 14:15-15:00 (G111)
Director: Ms. Martin


Grade 5: Fridays, 8th period (G115)
Grade 6: Wednesdays, 4th period (G102)
Director: Ms. Cook

Kammerchor (Grades 4-6)

Fridays, 11:30-12:15 (Room: G110)
Director: Fr. Amann

Small Ensemble (Grades 5-6)

Mondays, 15:05-15:50 (Room: G115)
Director: Ms. Cook

Band (Grade 5)

Wednesdays, 3rd period, G103
Director: Ms. Martin

Orchestra (Grade 5)

Wednesdays, 3rd period
Director: Ms. Jaques

Advanced Band (Grade 6)

Wednesdays, 8th period, G103
Director: Ms. Martin

Advanced Orchestra (Grade 6)

Wednesdays, 8th period
Director: Ms. Jaques

Jazz Band (Grades 6-8)

Thursdays, 9th period, G103
Director: Ms. Martin

Boomwhackers Ensemble (Grades 3-4)

It's a lot of fun to use these colorful, tuned tubes to create music with a unique sound. This group was created for 3rd and 4th grade students to practice and perform music together. Students develop their musicality by learning about notes and dynamics, feeling an inner pulse, and playing together. Our repertoire ranges from classical music to rock music, and we sing along with the music we make.


Director: Not offered in the school year 2022/23



Recorder Ensemble (Grades 3-4)

There are sometimes two recorder groups for interested children in 3rd and 4th grade. The activity is aimed at both beginners and advanced recorder players. In addition to traditional pieces, the repertoire includes old peasant songs collected by Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly. The children will also compose small pieces themselves and enjoy playing them with their group.


Rehearsals always take place once a week during lunch. The ensembles participate in two concerts per year, in winter and spring. Flutes are available for purchase.


Director: Not offered in the school year 2022/23


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