Studies show that children who study music are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education. It unlocks self-expression, intelligence, and creativity. Our goal at Ascension is not to just foster musicians but to foster well rounded compassionate individuals. Music education contributes greatly to this goal.
Music is a huge part of Ascension!
Beginning at our River Ranch campus students begin learning the basics of music through movement and song.
On the Downtown campus, lower school students participate in weekly music classes and look forward to many performance opportunities. Each grade level has a musical performance on stage, in chapel, and also community outreach performances.
Middle school students have the opportunity to participate in choir and digital music or strings and digital music. Here at Ascension we encompass all aspects of music including composition, recording, mixing, and performing.
Our Sugar Mill Pond music programs provide courses in strings and vocal music. Ascension students have won awards in LMEA and ACDA music competitions. Many have been selected for District and All-State honors.
Our students often participate in music related clubs. Many perform in our upper school musical, while others perform during our chapel or Eucharist services. Often our students will perform the national anthem during our Ascension sporting events or at other events across Acadiana. Our student led “Rock Band/ Drumline” can be found Friday nights during football season in the stands, cheering on the home crowd.
We provide an abundance of opportunities including; traveling for workshops or competitions, solo and ensemble performances, and student led ensembles.