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Band & Strings

students playing in the jazz band

The band program at Saint Agnes  works towards independent musicianship through large group, individual, and small group playing. Students will become proficient on their instrument through quality band literature, as well as solo and chamber repertoire. The comprehensive curriculum includes listening, analyzing, composing, improvising, and performing, and fosters an appreciation of beauty through understanding music. They will develop as musicians through a combination of creating, responding to, and performing music. Students are evaluated on their progress regularly through individual performances as well as recorded performances and written work.  

The instrumental program is made up of five ensembles that totals almost 150 students in grades 5-12

Band is available to all students grades 5-8 and by audition for the high school band grades 9-12.

The following instrumental ensembles are offered:

  • Upper School String Ensemble 9-12
  • Concert Band grades 7-12
  • Junior High Band grades 7 & 8
  • Elementary Band grades 5 & 6
  • Junior High Jazz Band (6-8)
  • High School Jazz Band (9-12)
  • Lower School Violin Lessons