Band/Music -- Mr. Pancratz

Welcome to my web page. Here you will find information relating to band and K-3 music classes.

Please feel free to contact me at rpancratz@olwschool.org.

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Wind Ensemble

This more advanced group is for students with at least one year of experience on a band instrument.

The Wind Ensemble meets on Thursday mornings at 7:15 in the school gym.  Students are required to practice at home.

Wind Ensemble performances include:
Fall Instrumental Concert
Christmas Program
Spring Concert
Memorial Day Parade


Beginning Band

Beginning Band is open to any student in grade 4-8 that would like to learn a band instrument.

This group meets on Monday mornings before school at 7:15 am in the school gym.  Group lessons occur during the school day on Mondays.  Students are required to practice at home.

Beginning Band performances include:
Fall Instrumental Concert
Christmas Program
Spring Concert
Memorial Day Parade


Liturgical Ensemble

This select group supports the prayer at select school liturgies throughout the school year.


3rd grade music

3rd grade students learn to play the recorder.  The recorder offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of music notation, rhythm, dynamics and note reading.  The skills obtained on the recorder are invaluable to students who want to go on to learn a Band instrument or any other instrument like the guitar or piano.

Team work is an essential skill that is developed when playing in any musical ensemble.  Students are encouraged to participate fully and develop the essential skills utilized when working in a group setting.

3rd grade students prepare for performances in our Fall Instrumental Concert and our Spring Concert.


2nd grade music

2nd grade students are ready to explore music at a deeper level.  Rhythm instruments and other instruments (xylophones) are utilized.

2nd grade students prepare music for a performance in our school Christmas Program.

Cross curriculum subjects and our Catholic faith are explored in song in a fun and inviting environment.


1st grade music class

1st graders build upon the content and songs they experienced in Kindergarten.  More complex music games involving musical and non- musical concepts like form, dynamics, partners, and team work are covered.  Simple repetition of Rhythmic patterns and singing songs that build pitch awareness are stressed.

Cross curriculum subjects and our Catholic faith are explored in song in a fun and inviting environment.


Kindergarten music class

The kindergarten music class is a vibrant environment where students learn to experience music.

Moving to the beat, singing, playing rhythm instruments, composer stories and playing music games help students to build a firm foundation of relating to music.

Music offers a fun and inviting way for young students to experience the world.  Songs about our faith, the seasons, the planets, weather and so many other areas are touched upon to give students a broad cross curriculum experience.