Drama Club is an after-school activity for all students in grades 5-8. Students meet 2 times a week to learn basics of theater and prepare a play. Students take leadership roles in acting, tech, and costume creation. Students collaborate to take a show from scratch to performance.
Youth Choir is a co-curricular activity. Students in grades 4-8 meet once a week throughout the school year. Multiple performance opportunities are given, including Christmas, Fat Tuesday, Spring concerts, school Masses and parish Masses. Students will perform National Anthem annually at a nearby high school. Students learn how to work together and learn different styles of music and vocal techniques.
Band is offered for students in grades 4-8. Currently, our band program is growing. We have Cub, Tiger, Black and Gold bands. We also offer a co-curricular Jazz Band. Students each get a 30-minute lesson time in a small group session or with our brass specialist. Students will also have at least one 30-minute rehearsal each week. Students perform several times during the year, including our Christmas, and Spring concerts. In addition, students are encouraged to provide music ministry at Mass. Advanced students partake in solo/ensemble contests and honor band.
The Handbook and Agreement can be found on the Forms and Registrations page.
Ashland Collaborative Theatre
Ashland Collaborative Theatre or ACT! is an exciting artist-in-residence program provided by Ashland Productions. This innovative program, for kids grades 1-5, allows us to give students a one-of-a-kind theatre arts program at a low cost. Ashland's artistic staff works with students each week at Transfiguration learning the songs, dances and lines for a full youth production.
Learning the show is only part of the fun. Students will also learn performance fundamentals and teamwork with interactive theatre improvisational games. During the last week of the program, the students' worlds open up as they take the rehearsal process to the Maplewood Community Center on stage in the Maplewood Performing Arts theatre. Students top off the experience by showcasing their hard work with several performances for their school, family, friends and community, with professional sets, costumes, lights and sound! Our students come away with improved poise, self-discipline and self-esteem - skills that will help them at school and last for a lifetime!