Schola Choir Letter to Students and Parents

Dear singers and parents,
It is such an honor and privilege for our Schola Choir to lead music for our school liturgies.  We will share in a great year together as we grow as musicians and sing to the glory of God!

Schola practices will be on Monday from 3:10  pm – 3:45 pm.  It’s very important that students come directly to the music room when they are dismissed  on Mondays.

Our first school liturgy will be Sunday, September 16th at 10:30 for the Blessing of the Back Packs Liturgy.

What to wear for our first School Liturgy? 

Returning Schola members in 8th grade should wear their Schola shirts with uniform pants, jumpers or skirts.

ALL Schola members: will be ordering shirts through Denny Uniform

For our first Liturgy, 7th graders will wear white dress uniform shirts and sweatshirts.


Due to Middle School Musical Rehearsals we will have limited rehearsals January – February and practice only TBA.

A reminder for singers

  • Exceptional rehearsal behavior is expected (no talking and goofing around)
    •  Absolutely no use of cell phones (or texting) during rehearsals.
  •  No food, drinks or candy
  •  Be prepared to sing and give your best effort –  “Expect the best and make it happen!”

Don’t forget to check my “teacher page” on our school website for updated information about Schola Choir.

May we continue to glorify God as we share our gifts and talents. Looking forward to a wonderful year!


Pat Tsagalakis

Schola Choir Director / Music Specialist

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Pat Tsagalakis

Pat Tsagalakis

It has been such a blessing to share the joy of music for more than 20 years as a Music educator at St. John School. I studied Music at the University of Michigan where I graduated with a B.M. in Vocal Performance and Arts Management. I'm so grateful to teach along side the talented Mrs. Becky Kelly engaging students in music and watching them shine! "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." Mark Twain