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The Band Program offers affordable music instruction for students interested in playing any band instrument. All 
St. Barnabas students in 4th through 8th grades are welcome to join the band. Instruction is provided by Philip Enns, who teaches at several other area schools.  Band lessons are held every Tuesday during the school day, and rehearsals, when needed, are after school from 3-3:45 pm.
Band students learn more than how to read notes and play an instrument. Participating in band boosts self-esteem, helps students to learn self-discipline and gives them the confidence to take on new challenges. They also learn teamwork and cooperation as they learn how to play with a group of musicians.

Band members perform in yearly Christmas and Spring Concerts. They also perform at a High School Band Night, along with an Individual Concert and Solo Contest and Adjudication.

If you would like more information about the Band at St. Barnabas, please contact Philip Enns directly at

Children's Choir

Members of the St. Barnabas Children’s Choir use their voices to enhance liturgies during the school year. All St. Barnabas and religious education students in 3rd through 8th grades are welcome to join the Choir. The choir is directed by Kitty Ryan, the St. Barnabas Pastoral Associate / Director of Music and Liturgy. Rehearsals for the 2019 – 2020 school year are held each Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 pm in the Church.

The Children’s Choir leads the music at various liturgies from September through May. A detailed schedule will be distributed at the beginning of each school year. Anyone who loves to sing is encouraged to join in this fun, exciting and fulfilling ministry. It is a wonderful opportunity for the young members of our faith community to learn more about their faith and to serve both God and our parish.

For more information about the St. Barnabas Children’s Choir, contact Kitty Ryan at 773.779.1166 ext. 226 or


The St. Barnabas Strings Program offers affordable music instruction for students interested in playing the violin, keyboard, guitar or funky drum. All St. Barnabas students in Kindergarten through 8th grade are welcome to join the string orchestra program.

Instruction is provided through the Judy Lei Music School.  Classes run from September through May and are held on Tuesdays during school hours for 35 minutes.

The goals of the Strings Program are:
    •    To provide the highest quality music education for all students
    •    To identify and nurture individual talent
    •    To foster camaraderie and group cooperation
    •    To prepare students for high school orchestra
    •    To provide students with a foundation for a lifelong appreciation of music

Tuition is $59 per month and instrument rental is $20 per month.  Please contact Judy Lei Music School at 847.208.6098 with any questions.