Our school has a rich Instrumental Music Program, offering lessons in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String instruments. Students participate in lessons during class time for 35 minutes each week in a small group. Students in the Instrumental Music Program also have the opportunity to participate in our Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Stage Band, Concert Band and Strings Ensemble. These groups participate in a range of formal events and rehearse outside of school hours.
Music is an unique and integral part of life. It has the capacity to inspire all students' creativity and imagination, engage them in the art of expression, immerse them in a language and history that is rich in culture, provide them with opportunities beyond the classroom and excite them about life and learning.
The skills, concepts and attitudes that students acquire as a result of music education benefit them not only during their schooling but also in the years beyond, whatever their chosen career path.
The overarching purpose of the co‐curricular Instrumental Music Program is to provide students with the opportunity to become musicians and experience the expressive qualities of music through learning to play a band or orchestral instrument and to participate in performance ensembles such as concert bands and orchestras.
As a compatible and complementary curriculum to that of primary and secondary classroom music and music extension programs, Instrumental Music provides opportunities for greater participation in music education for the whole school community as well as enrichment experiences for gifted and talented students.