The Music Department of Covenant Christian School is an award-winning program of music performance and education. Lead by Jan Smith, the choir has ranked first in TAPPS Vocal Music competition four times and was runner up three, and placed every year entered. .Starting with twenty students twelve years ago, Covenant’s Praise Group has grown to almost fifty students for the up-coming year.
With a commitment to excellence, the choir works hard learning the technical aspects of the music but is taken further as Mrs. Smith helps them communicate the message within the music. Performances have included: the schools Legacy Banquet, the local National Day of Prayer observation, Christmas and Spring Concerts, various civic clubs and churches as well as the regional ASCI Convention in Galveston.
Every other year, Mrs. Smith takes the group to New York to sing with the National Christian High School Choir at Carnegie Hall. This auditioned choir is composed of students from Christian High Schools all over the United States. This year marks their sixth year to participate in this select group.
Music education and performance begin with the elementary groups lead by Cindy Fore. During these formative years the students learn note recognition, rhythm and music history and background. They perform on Grandparents’ Day, Christian Heritage Day, Spring Concert and at Christmas. The Junior High group is presented challenging music and performs along with CPG at concerts at Christmas and the Spring Concert.
Music is considered a gift from God through which we present back to Him our praise. Covenant’s Music Department’s goal is to recognize that gift, refine it and use it to bring honor and glory to our God.
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