Saint Thomas Catholic School



Meet The Music Teacher

Hello and welcome to the St. Thomas Music Page. I am so grateful to teach at St. Thomas. Please feel free to send me an email and introduce yourself. I will do my best to reply within 24 hours.

I am from Tolono, Illinois. I graduated from Unity in 2003 and studied music at Parkland College and Illinois State University. I play the saxophone, trumpet, and guitar and also sing for my church. Any letters I send home I will post here on the website as well. My schedule is below and you can contact me at Thank you for supporting your child’s education!

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Christmas Program Music

**Save the dates for our Christmas Concerts!!**
Wednesday, December 13th at 6:30pm for PreK-1st grades
Thursday, December 14th at 6:30pm for 2nd-8th grades

There will be a dress rehearsal for each program at 10:00am on the morning of each program. Parents, grandparents, other family members, and Philo community residents are invited to attend these dress rehearsals.

Both programs will be held at St. Thomas Church.

Scroll down for practice videos for the Christmas Program


Advanced Band is already playing Christmas concert music. We will be performing two songs, an arrangement of Feliz Navidad and Beethoven’s Fifth Christmas. These songs are at their ability level but need to be played with confidence because each student is playing a different part. I am sending home weekly practice records with exactly what needs to be practiced. Please have your student practice and sign off on their practice record.

Advanced Band Practice Record

Beginning Band Practice Record

Blank Practice Record


Choir is open to all 4th Grade through 8th Grade students. The choir performs at every Children’s Mass. For those who are interested in joining choir, we will be accepting new members in January. To join, please Click Here to download and return the sign up sheet.

Bucket Drumming

Bucket Drumming is open to all 4th Grade through 8th Grade students. New students are welcome to join in January. To join, please Click Here to download and return the sign up sheet.


Playing instruments in music class.

Playing instruments in music class.

Music Schedule

Mr. Billman is at St. Thomas on:

Tuesday from 8:000am-3:15pm

Thursdays from 8:00am-3:15pm

Fridays from 7:30am-3:15pm





Christmas Practice Videos


Junior High


Fourth and Fifth Grade


Second and Third Grade

Kindergarten and First Grade