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I have spent 20 years at Notre Dame of De Pere, and before that I spent 3 years at Clay Lamberton Middle School, Berlin. Notre Dame is special because of the wonderful, faith-filled students, family and faculty. I love the enthusiasm and energy of the students and the support of families, faculty and staff.
Melissa Freeman

Music Class 2017-2018

S.M.I.L.E.  See Miracles In Life Every day. 

“A Cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health”. -Proverbs 15:30

Notre Dame School of De Pere develops young minds into future leaders of the Catholic Faith and the community.

MS Syllabus

Upcoming Important Dates:

Fri. Jan, 12, 2018:  Spelling Bee 8:15 a.m. at the MS gym

Wed. Jan. 17, 2018:  School Liturgy at 8:35 a.m. at St. Francis. 7th grade will lead the Mass.

Sun. Jan. 28, 2018:  9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Francis.  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. School-wide Open House complimentary breakfast will be served in our elementary school gym.

Wed. Jan. 31, 2018:  Talent Show 1:00 p.m. in the MS gym.

Thurs. Feb. 1, 2018:  Talent Show 1:00 p.m. in the MS gym.

Sat. March 3, 2018:  GRACE Solo and Ensemble at Notre Dame School of De Pere.  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

March 2018:  WSMA Solo and Ensemble

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018:    6-8 SPRING CONCERT, 1:00 and 6:30 in the MS gym.


Middle School:  Students have been reviewing note values and rhythms with a pre-test and rhythm games on their Chrome books. Students in grades 6-8  have performed or will perform their compositions with their group for their music class. Students will prepare the music for the weekly school Masses as well.

Elementary School: Students in grades K-2 have been working on a steady beat unit.  Students in grades 3-5 have been working on a Broadway musical unit and learned a Diwali dance from India. Students have begun work on their Christmas Concert Musical, “The King and Me”.  We are reading  through the dialogue (story), listening to then singing each song, watching then dancing the choreography for each song.  This process will take several music classes to complete. Students will prepare the music for the weekly school Masses as well. We sure are enjoying our new Flip Form risers!  They even fold down into a stage when we practice our musical.


Band and Guitar: Band and guitar lessons for grades 6-8 will begin the week of September 11, 2017.   Band and guitar lessons for grade 5 will begin the week of September 18, 2017. Click on link below for the band and guitar schedule and registration information.

Grade 5-8 Band & Guitar Schedule and Registration Information

5th Grade Band & Guitar Registration

Music and Band Performance Dates:

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017:  Veteran’s Day Assembly

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017:   Christmas Concert, K-5, 1:00 & 6:30

Saturday, March 3, 2018:  GRACE Solo and Ensemble, 8:00 am til approximately 1:00 pm. for all interested band members, solo singers, private piano, guitar and string students in grades 6-8.  Notre Dame of De Pere will host this event.

Thursday, May 10, 2018:  Spring Cocnert, 6-8, 1:00 & 6:30

Thursday, May 24, 2018:  Spring Instrument Concert, 2:00 for band members and guitar players in grades 5-8.


Middle School:  Be sure to check Google Classroom for any assignments.  Class time is given to work on assignments given. We are in the process of performing our rhythm compositions in groups for our music classes.  We also continue to prepare our music for school Masses.  Looking forward, we will begin work on choosing our Spring musical and begin a melody unit.


Elementary School:  Come to music class ready to sing and learn!  We are continuing to prepare our music for school Masses.  We are also hard at work finishing up the read/sing through of our Christmas concert, “The King and Me”.  Looking forward, we will be auditioning for roles (grades 3-5) and working on perfecting our class concert songs (each class will have a featured song in the concert.)

Learning Links:

For information about our Christmas concert, “The King and Me, click the link below:


For information about the Spring Concert Musical, SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. , click on the link below.