Instrumental Music

Beginner Concert Band or Beginner Orchestral Strings 
6th grade students interested in learning to play a concert instrument may choose either Concert Band or Orchestral Strings as an elective course.

Middle School Band
Band is an elective course for 7th and 8th graders who wish to continue building instrumental technique while refining ensemble musicianship. This class will perform in several public concerts throughout the school year.

Middle School Strings
Orchestral Strings is an elective course for 7th and 8th graders who wish to continue building instrumental technique while refining ensemble musicianship. This class will perform in several public concerts throughout the school year.

High School Concert Band 
Concert Band is an elective course for instrumentalists in Grades 9 through 12 who wish to increase their technical skill through the study of advanced concert music. This concert ensemble will perform throughout the school year, including the annual Spring Fine Arts Tour.

High School Orchestral Strings
Orchestral Strings is an elective course for students in Grades 9 through 12 who wish to increase their technical skill through the study of advanced orchestral music. This concert ensemble will perform throughout the school year, including the annual Spring Fine Arts Tour.

Beginner Handbells 
This elective course is offered for students in Grades 9 through 12 who wish to study the fundamentals of music making through the unique form of ringing pitched bells. This group will perform in several concerts throughout the school year.

Advanced Handbells
This elective course is offered to high school students by invitation only. Students are challenged to continue building technical skill as they master advanced handbell arrangements. This concert ensemble will perform throughout the school year, including the annual Spring Fine Arts Tour.

Music Honors 
Honors credit is offered to serious music students who are members of a performance ensemble. Students study independently to complete a Music Theory text and assigned semester projects. Teacher permission is a prerequisite.

Pep Band 
Students in Grades 7 through 12 may participate in this voluntary instrumental group that plays for home football games. Parents and alumni are also encouraged to join in.