St. Barnabas School has a thriving art community. Confidence building, poise, articulation, creativity, and strengthening social skills are just a few benefits the fine arts can offer students.
We offer two choir opportunities for students to use their voices and enhance our weekly school and parish masses. 
  • The School Mass Choir is open to students in Grades 6 - 8. The smaller ensemble sings at our weekly student masses.  Rehearsals are after school on Mondays from 3-3:45pm.  Questions regarding School Mass Choir may be sent to Mr. Patrick McGowan, Director of Faith Formation, at [email protected]
  • The Parish Children’s Choir is open to Grades 3 - 8 students.  The Children’s Choir sings at some of the weekend and special masses and is the highlight of Christmas Eve Mass. Rehearsals are after school on Wednesdays from 3 - 4pm.   Questions regarding Parish Children's Choir may be sent to Mr. Alexandre Tsomaia, Music Director, at [email protected]
Our annual school musical is spectacular.  Students in grades 5-8 are involved with all production components, from cast to crew.  Dance, vocals, set & prop design, sound, and lighting offer something for all.  Past performances include Seussical, The Wizard of Oz, Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, and Oklahoma.  The Theater program is formative for many of our students, and many of our graduates continue with great success in the cast or crew at area high schools.
Open to grades 4-8, our student band meets weekly to develop their trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion, and bass guitar skills.  Students have two concerts throughout the year and have the opportunity to attend an annual clinic and concert with the Notre Dame Jazz Band.
Our Annual Art Fair is a collaborative effort of our art teacher and the FSA to showcase the artwork of each student. This celebratory event honors the artistic talent of each student as families mingle among the art pieces and enjoy face painting, concessions, and a Culture Club craft fair.  
Young Authors is an annual event sponsored by the FSA.   All students are encouraged to write and illustrate their own book.  It celebrates imagination and storytelling, making art, or exploring a particular topic.  Books are proudly displayed throughout the school, and winning books are on display in the window of Bookies, a neighborhood bookstore.