Taught by Jennifer Jennings and Kelli McAuley, every day except for Thursdays, band and orchestra is offered to students in 5th grade. In 5th grade, students get to choose an instrument like the trumpet, clarinet, flute, trombone, percussion for band; or violin, viola, cello, bass for orchestra. With no prior experience necessary, students will learn basics of playing their instruments and music reading fundamentals, they will also play two evening performances during the year. Students will perform approximately three concerts during the year, including festival concerts with students in band and orchestra from other schools. Learning an instrument is a rewarding adventure and something that students can enjoy for their whole lives.