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The Performing Arts Department offers 5 band classes with over 200wind and percussion players in the program. At the Lower School level(Grade 6), students are given the opportunity to play some wind instruments -flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone and tuba. Students are taught the techniques of playing these instruments as well asreading musical notation. Ear training is taught as the students mustlearn to hear the correct pitches before trying to reproduce them on theirinstruments.
Skills developed at this level lay the foundation for advancement into theUpper School Band program. If students do exceptionally well, they may beselected to play in Band 2 and may also be invited to play with one of theorchestras, exposing them to a rich symphonic ensemble.