Students here 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.

Samantha Johnston
Music & Band Director

Mrs. Johnston is the general music and band director at St. John the Baptist and has been here since Fall 2016. She graduated from St. Mary’s University in Winona with a bachelor’s degree in instrumental performance and a master’s degree in instruction. During the summer months, she enjoys outside hobbies such as running, biking, swimming and teaching summer lessons. She currently resides in White Bear Lake with her family.

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