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The Performing Arts Department offers 5 band classes with over 200
wind 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 as
reading musical notation. Ear training is taught as the students must
learn to hear the correct pitches before trying to reproduce them on their
Skills developed at this level lay the foundation for advancement into the Upper School Band program. If students do exceptionally well, they may be selected to play in Band 2 and may also be invited to play with one of the orchestras, exposing them to a rich symphonic ensemble.