St. Dismas Church, Waukegan, IL

A Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Music Ministry - Children & Youth

Dear Parents and Students,

St. Dismas offers a variety of groups to hlep involve students in the liturgy.  These groups are designed so students may enjoy themselves as they begin practicing their life-long service to God and the St. Dismas community.

St. Dismas has something for everyone.  Students can sing, read, play their instrument, or learn the handbells/tonechimes. Below is a description of each group and a sign-up form.  Please go through the group descriptions and decide the best groups for you.  Note:  You may sign up for more than one group.

Musically Yours,

Mrs. Angela Conover

Teen Choir

Teen Choir is a wonderful group for students in 6th-12th grade.  We enjoy singing contemporary music as much as possible.  Students sing extensive harmonies and can volunteer to cantor.  Rehearsals are every Sunday from 10:20-10:50 a.m. in Church.  The Teen Choir sings twice a month at the 5:30 p.m. or the 11:00 a.m. Mass.

Children's Choir

Children's Choir is open to any student in K-8th grade.  Students have the opportunity to volunteer for solos and harmony.  Rehearsals are on Tuesday from 6:15-6:45 p.m.  We sing once a month at the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

Handbell Choir

The St. Dismas Handbell Choir is made up of students in 3rd-12th grade who are interested in learning a new instrument.  Students work as a team as they learn to play and care for this wonderful instrument.  No musical experience is needed.  Students will gain knowlege in basic music theory concepts.  Handbells rehearse on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. and accompany the Children's Choir Masses.


Readers are open to any student who can read.  We need Students to read the Psalm verses for Children's Choir Masses and to announce songs at both the Teen Choir and Children's Choir Masses.  Readers for Children's Choir practice for a short time during choir practice.  Note:  Students are given readings that are appropriate for their reading level.


Any student who plays an instrument at school or is taking private lessons is invited to play their instrument with Children's Chor or Teen Choir.  Instrumentalists rehearse with the choir they will be accompanying.

Adult Choir    Adult Handbell    Youth Music