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Bands: Concert, Advanced and Symphonic bands each perform at all school concerts, march in the May Fete Parade, and go “on tour” to the elementary schools to perform assembly programs. There may be other performance opportunities.
The Band Handbook - 2012

Orchestra: The orchestra is open to all students who have played a string instrument for at least one year. The orchestra is designed to further the string student’s ability, with emphasis on note reading, fingering, bowing and rhythm.
The Orchestra Handbook - 2012

Choir: This class is for students who love to sing! Choir students will improve and develop their voices, learn to read music, and perform together in a cooperative and supportive environment.


Concert, Advanced and Symphonic bands, the Orchestra, and the Choir each perform at all school concerts, the bands march in the May Fete Parade, and all music groups go “on tour” to the elementary schools to perform assembly programs. There may be other performance opportunities.

Additional learning activities may include master classes, workshops, guest conductors, visiting composers, attending musical theater or live performances, and collaborative activities with other classes or departments. Past events have included field trips to Stanford Lively Arts and American Musical Theater.


Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble are two outstanding extra-curricular groups. They meet before school once per week. If you are interested, auditions are held in September for saxophone, trumpet, trombone and rhythm section players. If you do not play one of these instruments, but would like be in a jazz group, talk to the band directors as soon as possible. Often, students who have played the flute or clarinet in band can easily learn the saxophone during the summer months. Audition information will be announced in the during the second week of
school. Please note that you MUST be signed up for Band or Orchestra to be in one of the jazz groups.