Students at St. John’s receive a wide variety of music instruction. From singing and moving to recorders and band instruments, there is something for everyone!

Music is not only an integral part of our academic lives but also our spiritual lives as we learn and sing at our school liturgies. As St. Augustine spoke, “Those who sing, pray twice.” Students in grades K-5 receive music instruction twice per week for 30 minutes. Students in Junior High have music instruction once per week for 50 minutes. Students in grades 4 – 8 have the option of joining band and playing an instrument.

Andrew Case
Music Teacher

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Steve Truran
Band Director

Steve Truran grew up in West St. Paul and lives in South St. Paul. He is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and has a Masters Degree in Jazz Trumpet from Indiana University. He also is the St. Agnes Catholic School band director for 5th and 6th grade and teaches brass, jazz, and marching band at Henry Sibley High School. He plays trumpet and bass professionally in several jazz groups. He is married to a music teacher at St Agnes and St Anne’s in LeSueur, MN. His daughter is a jazz vocalist in the Chicago area. Steve believes that every parent would have their children in band if they knew the statistics of student success from being in band. He has taught brass lessons at SJB since 2015 and is excited to be a part of this great community.

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