Instrumental Music in Performing Arts

  • The Instrumental Music Department is designed to provide opportunities for each secondary student to develop their creative musical talents.  Study areas include band, orchestra and mariachi.  Additional secondary offerings include music AP Theory, basic theory/history, jazz band, improvization, percussion ensemble, marching band, full orchestra, chamber orchestra, guitar, applied music master classes, and specialized instrumental ensemble classes.

    Vision: To provide opportunities for each student to develop his/her musical talents, self-expression, creativity and self-discipline; to have opportunities for performance in quality ensembles; to witness live, professional fine arts performances; and to develop a life-long love of music.


  • “We need people who think with the creative side of their brains—people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.” – Annette Byrd, GlaxoSmithKline