At this time, only limited participation is available for our clubs, band & choir. are able to register/join.
Band will not be offered at school during the school day. Students in 4th - 8th grade interested in band lessons and participation this year are asked to contact our director, Bob Gloppen for information regarding remote instruction after school.
8th-grade students are given an opportunity to participate in the Yearbook Committee moderated by St. Giles Staff. Students create lasting memories of the school year in words and pictures. Yearbooks are sold in the spring.
Sixth graders serve as primary patrol at afternoon dismissal, assisting students into their cars and assuring the carpool line keeps moving.
Students in grades 5-8 are given the opportunity to assist at daily and Sunday liturgies. The parish Ministry Coordinator trains and schedules altar servers.
A club for 7th & 8th graders, members serve their school as ambassadors, escorting guests at Grandparents' Day, giving tours to alumni at reunions, being the lion at school functions and being peer leaders at school. Students also collect candy for the troops, food at Thanksgiving, help during Catholic Schools Week and any other ways they can be role models for younger students.
Students apply for this club in the Fall and meet monthly. This Club is moderated by school staff.
Girls on The Run
Band & Choir
At St. Giles School we are very proud of our Band Program.
In the Spring, interested third graders are introduced to various instruments, choose one to play, and often sign up for summer lessons. Students new to the band join the Beginning Band and progress to Concert Band after one year. From the Concert Band, students then progress to the Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of music including classical, jazz and popular selections.
In addition, students who have an interest in performing more jazz and rock style music can join Jazz Band I and graduate to Jazz Band II.
Mr. Bob Gloppen conducts the Beginning, Concert, and Wind Ensemble Bands. Mr. Mike Knauf conducts the Jazz bands. Both can be reached through St. Giles School 708-383-6279.
8th Grade Liturgical Choir
Eighth grade singers and musicians led by the parish music minister and eighth grade teacher, prepare songs for the monthly all school masses, the junior high weekly mass, and other special liturgies. The choir practices during lunch on selected days.
Children’s Liturgical Choir
Interested fourth through seventh graders, led by the parish music minister and St. Giles music teacher, prepare songs for special weekend and some all-school liturgies. They are joined by other youth singers from the parish for weekend liturgies. The choir practices during lunch on selected days.