Welcome to Performing Arts!

​​2 Tim. 1:6 (NIV) “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”

Choir

The choir program at Calvary Murrieta provides students with the opportunity to learn proper vocal technique and listening skills as they raise their voices in praise to our King! We strive to make our program accessible to anyone, from novices to more experienced singers, and hold firm to the belief that God honors those who work diligently and dedicate themselves fully to developing their gifts as a musician. Throughout the school year, students in the choir program will not only perform in multiple concert settings at the school, but at various community events and fun destinations as well (i.e. local Christmas caroling, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, etc.). Students will also have the opportunity to participate in one-two choir festivals during the Spring semester (including one hosted by CMCS) in which they will be adjudicated on their performance by esteemed judges. Opportunities to participate in district and state Solo & Ensemble festivals will also be provided to choir students.

Elementary Choir is a beginning level, after-school choral group for 4th and 5th graders exploring and studying music from various genres such as spiritual, sacred, pop, and musical theater. No audition is required to be a part of this group. Beginning sight-reading skills are taught as well as basic concert decorum and etiquette. Rehearsals meet after school Monday and Wednesday from 3:00-4:30 pm. Year-long commitment is required, but new students are allowed to join second semester.

Middle School Chorus is an intermediate level choral group for 6th-8th graders exploring and studying music from various genres such as spiritual, sacred, pop, and musical theater. No audition is required to be a part of this group. Beginning to intermediate sight-reading skills are taught as well as basic concert decorum and etiquette. Rehearsals meet during the Junior High Enrichment period from 1:55-2:45 pm. Year-long commitment is required, but new students are allowed to join second semester.

 

Band

The band program at Calvary Murrieta has a long tradition of excellence and accomplishment both in the school and abroad. We strive to make our program accessible to anyone, from novices to more experienced players, and hold firm to the belief that God honors those who work diligently and dedicate themselves fully to developing their gifts as a musician. Throughout the school year, students in the band program will not only perform in multiple concert settings at the school, but at various community events and fun destinations as well (i.e. Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, etc.). Students will also have the opportunity to participate in one-two band festivals during the Spring semester in which they will be adjudicated on their performance by esteemed judges. Opportunities to participate in district and state Solo & Ensemble festivals will also be provided to band students.

Beginning Band is offered to students 5th-8th grade who have never before played a concert band instrument. Music sight-reading and basic instrument technique are taught at an introductory level, encouraging students to master rudimentary skills before diving in to more difficult music. Year-long commitment is required, but students who advance quickly will be given the option to move on to a more advanced group (Cadet Band) half-way through the year. Rehearsals meet before school M-W-F from 7:00-7:55 am. Instrument rental and registration for the group is due on August 6th! Instruments offered: (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion).

Cadet Band is Calvary’s advanced band, offered only to 6th-8th graders who have played a concert band instrument for a year or more. Music sight-reading and basic instrument technique are taught at an intermediate level, encouraging students to develop as young musicians. Year-long commitment is required. Rehearsals meet during the Junior High Enrichment Period from 1:55-2:45pm. Instrument rental and registration for the group is due on August 6th! Instruments offered: (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone Horn/Euphonium, Tuba, Bass Guitar, Percussion).
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Mr. Lybeck

Danny Lybeck started helping his wife direct the Fall theatre production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” in 2012. He was hired in Spring of 2013 as a substitute teacher and Assistant Theater Director. The following year, he took over our elementary-high school band program. Since then he has worked on and off as an Elementary music teacher in various areas of music, but has always directed the bands. In 2018, he added HS Computers, Drama class, and JH/HS Choir to his list of classes. This year, we are blessed to have Danny Lybeck as the performing arts director as he leads elementary music classes, elementary musicals, choir, and band programs. Mr. Lybeck has a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English. He also has completed almost 50 units of college level music courses and is a certified music teacher through ACSI. We consider ourselves blessed to have Mr. Lybeck as the head of our music program.