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Art Club: Art club is for students interested in experiencing the fine arts in a setting other than the classroom and learning about future possibilities in art-related fields and professions. Potential activities include visits to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center, the Weston Gallery, The Carnegie galleries, and Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. Based on interest, visits to local college art programs, artist studios, and artist collectives are encouraged. Interactive presentations on contemporary art, current art movements, and influential contemporary artists will be included, and local artists, college professors, and gallery directors/curators will join the discussions. Last but not least, art techniques that aren’t possible due to the time constraints of our class schedules will be explored.
Contact: Eric Brass

Chamber Blues: Chamber Blues is an auditioned string ensemble open to violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar that makes recordings of unique music for strings. This group performs at important school functions like the President’s Dinner, participates in competitions, and will travel to Disney World.
Contact: Mr. Isaac Watras

Choir: Join over 100 of your fellow Bombers from all areas of the St. X community to perform a range of music as diverse as the interests and talents of the men in the ensemble. X-Men (no audition necessary) and Ensemble X (audition required) are well known for including student athletes and singers from across the St. X community, and collaborating with students, teachers, and coaches to ensure that those interested can fit the ensemble in their schedules. Students from all grades are welcome to join and are invited to speak with Dr. Stern for more information.
Contact: Dr. Jeff Stern

Guitar Club: Guitar Club is a group interested in playing guitar music together, to learn different styles of music and to improve chord knowledge and soloing skills. Students are at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels—all playing together.
Contact: Mr. Tim Sorensen, Mr. Tim Reisert

Jazz Band: There are currently two outstanding Jazz Bands at St. Xavier High school. Jazz Band A is an elite performing group within the band program. They perform for concerts and functions throughout the school year including the President’s Dinner and the annual Michael Benson Concert which features renowned guest artists. This group also travels regularly to music competitions at exciting destinations such as New York, New Orleans, Chicago, and Orlando (Disney). Jazz Band B begins rehearsals in January as a training or lab band and performs for the Spring Band Concert. Members of these two 18 to 20 piece groups are selected by audition in mid-October. The bands rehearse from 4:30 - 6 p.m., B band on Monday and Wednesday and the A band on Tuesday and Thursday.
Contact: Mr. Dave Thomas

Marching Band: The Marching Bombers perform for all St. X football games, both home and away. Our goal is to pump up the team and the fans during the game and perform energetic and entertaining pregame and halftime shows throughout the season. Our home games are played both at Ballaban Field and Nippert Stadium (UC), and our away games include trips to Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cleveland. We also perform throughout the community including the annual Harvest Home Parade and the Disabled Veterans 5K. The Drum Line additionally leads and performs for the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome and the Butterfly Walk for Cancer Free Kids. The Marching Band is open to all students regardless of experience or ability; however there are auditions for the Drum Line. There is a fee for marching band which covers band camp, shirts, and meals before games. Band camp begins at St. X in late July and culminates with a week-long, out of town camp at Miami University. During football season the marching band rehearses Monday through Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m.
Contact: Mr. Dave Thomas

Men in Black: Men in Black is a string ensemble open to all violin, viola, cello, bass, and guitar players of any ability level. This group performs at many school functions and will travel with other music groups on the spring break trip to Disney World.
Contact: Mr. Isaac Watras

Pep Band: The Pep Band is a group of approximately 30 winds, brass, and percussion players who perform for all home varsity basketball games and later round post season playoff games. As with the marching band there are no auditions for Pep Band, but there is a selection process for the Drum Line. Participation rotates to offer an opportunity for all marching band students and any other interested instrumentalists. The repertoire for this group is a carryover from the Marching Bombers and the group does not have a regular rehearsal schedule. The Pep Band is a vital part of the energy and excitement at St. Xavier Varsity Basketball Games!
Contact: Mr. Dave Thomas

Theatre Xavier: TX is an extracurricular organization which mounts at least two theatrical productions per school year, usually a drama or comedy in the fall and a musical in the spring. Some years see a third play mounted during January. There are many different opportunities to get involved in with TX from stage crew to lighting.
Contact: Nathan Gabriel

Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble: The St. Xavier High School Wind ensemble is a performing ensemble of about 80 instrumentalists from freshman to seniors playing wind, brass, and percussion instruments. New or experienced musicians are invited to join this ensemble which begins second semester and continues through the end of the school year. Rehearsals for the group take place during the school day in the courses Band 1 (freshmen), Band 2 (sophomores), Wind Ensemble (juniors and seniors), and Percussion Ensemble (all interested percussion students regardless of year or experience). Rehearsals are offered after school for students who are unable to fit these courses into their schedule. This group performs for the Spring Band Concert and the graduation ceremony at the Cintas Center. This group also travels regularly to music competitions at exciting destinations such as New York, New Orleans, Chicago, and Orlando (Disney).
Contact: Mr. Dave Thomas

X-Men: after school, Mon-Thurs 3:15 – 4:00 pm, all grades X-Men: Choir class during the school day, offered in both the fall and the spring, all grades, Ensemble X: auditioned chamber choir that meets Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, all grades.
Contact: Dr. Jeff Stern jstern@stxavier.org

Xmplify: Xmplify is a student driven dance club. Xmplify welcomes any ability, any background, and any interest where they can share, create, and express themselves through dance.
Contact: Mrs. Kodee Van Nort

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