Children in Beginners and Pre-Kindergarten experience music with their classroom teachers as part of the regular curriculum. Kindergarten through second grade students meet with the music teacher twice weekly. Students sing, play rhythm instruments, and move to music, while learning to match pitch and develop rhythm skills. Students also begin what will be their ongoing study of various composers, their lives and music. Students not only learn about the various instruments of the orchestra but they hear and see many of these played during class.
Third grade students also meet twice weekly. They learn to play the recorder and read music. All Fourth and Fifth Graders participate in both the 4/5 Chorus and in band. Sixth through eighth graders participate in a band and have the opportunity to participate in the Middle School Chorus. Seventh and eighth graders may participate in the seventh and eighth grade band, the Middle School Chorus, or both.
Extracurricular opportunities exist for Middle School students to participate in a number of ensembles, such as Jazz Band, Chamber Music, and Chamber Strings . Many MS students also participate in the SE Regional Music Festival.