Band Instrumentals

Welcome to Mr. Cheray's Classroom

Welcome back for another year of instrumental music at Holy Cross! I am excited what the year will bring; we are returning with a veteran group, and a new 5th grade class. I look forward to musical growth and challenging those musical abilities both individually and collectively.

Band Expectations

Be Prepared, Actively Engage, Be Respectful.

Class Objectives

To gain a fundamental knowledge of your instrument, To develop a sense of teamwork as an ensemble, To complete group-small and large- as well as individual musical works which challenge students musically, To gain a basic knowledge of rudimentary skills, such as scales/arpeggio’s/chords, To begin an understanding of basic improvisation and how it relates to all periods of music, To begin learning basic skills in composition, To enjoy making music, To continually grow spiritually, using God-given gifts and talents.

Class Schedule


  • 5th Grade – 10:05
  • 6th thru 8th – 11:05


  • 5th Grade – 10:05
  • 6th thru 8th – 11:05


  • 5th Grade – 10:05
  • 6th thru 8th – 11:05

Learn More About Mr. Cheray

Mr. Cheray's Family

I am married to my beautiful wife, Mary Alice and we just had our first child, a son born just before this school year began, Remington Thomas.

Mr. Cheray's Education

I received my Undergraduate degrees from WSU in: Business/Finance and Music Performance, and a Masters in Theology, Friends University.

Mr. Cheray's Awards / Achievements
Awards / Achievements

I’m proud to be an Eagle Scout!

Mr. Cheray's Professional Goals
Professional Goals

To establish an ethical, biblically-based financial practice helping individuals, companies, and faith-based non-profits in the midwest region. To continue growing a successful, private-school band program, encouraging challenging curriculum, encouraging private instruction outside of school, and challenging musical literature from the entire musical timeline, creating an appreciation for the past while encouraging creativity for the future.

Mr. Cheray's Hobbies

Spending as much time as I can with my newborn son!

Our Faith

Mission Statement:

We, through God’s grace, nurture spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social growth in children by guiding them to become responsible citizens and members of the body of Christ.

This Year’s Theme:

“Real. Present. God.”