Bishop Blanchet provides the band program for regional Catholic schools. In Band, you’ll not only learn how to play an instrument, you’ll also gain:
- A sense of accomplishment
- Skills in team work and self-discipline
- An appreciation for the arts
- Personal growth
- And most importantly, it’s fun!
You’ll show off your new talent at Christmas programs, concerts, talent shows, and other fun events.
Tips for Improvement
In order to get the most out of your instrument, it is important to practice every day. Make sure to write down your time in the front cover of your band book, have your parents initial it and then show it to your teacher to get your Band Bucks. Band Bucks will be your raffle tickets for some cool prizes at our end of the year concert in May, so get as many as you can and keep track of them.
Practice in front of a mirror to make sure you are holding the instrument properly, keeping your cheeks from puffing out, and your embouchure (the way you hold the instrument on your mouth) is correct.Band Director: Cathrine Stadulis
Ms. Stadulis grew up in Northeast Ohio and holds a Bachelor degree in Music in Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Cathrine teaches band at six Catholic grade schools in the Seattle area. She is a woodwinds specialist (clarinet is her main instrument,) but can play every band instrument and has been teaching beginning and intermediate band for more than 10 years. She moved to the Seattle area two years ago and most recently taught in the Bethel School District south of Puyallup and Tacoma.