In Grades 3 and 4, students are introduced to the recorder and Orff instruments. In Grade 5, students are placed on a band instrument – either brass or woodwind. Students’ curricular classes continue with instrumental instruction from Grade 6 through Grade 12, with many extra-curricular ensemble options including:
- Middle School Band (Grade 7-8)
- Middle School Jazz Band (Grade 7-8)
- Senior School Jazz Band (Grade 9-12)
- Senior School Concert Band (Grade 9-12)
In addition to performing on campus at assemblies, concerts and CDS events, many of our vocal and instrumental ensembles attend festivals and local events in our community. These include Ontario Band Festival, Heritage Music Festival, with travel to such destinations as Boston, New York and Chicago to attend workshops and additional performances. All of our Senior groups also have the opportunity to travel internationally to countries such as Budapest, Prague, Italy and Spain.