In fifth grade, students can elect to take band. During this year, students are exposed to the fundamentals of instrumental music including basic fingering skills, note reading, and rhythmic patterns. In Middle School, students continue to develop their skills by concentrating on musical characteristics such as dynamics, tempo, and articulation. Upper School students can participate in symphonic band, jazz band, or ensemble groups. Members are given the opportunity to study improvisation, music theory, composition, and arranging. Middle and Upper School students also have the opportunity to be involved in the pep band whcih plays at varsity home football games.