In Grade 6, every student is provided with instruction in and access to a stringed instrument as an introduction to music and orchestra. Music is integrated weekly into the Grade 6 social studies course with an ongoing study of ancient music and instruments. Grade 7 music class is an historical survey that includes hands-on experience with keyboards, recorders, and technology, and original composition. In Grade 8, students integrate a focus on the music of the United States, with a particular focus on jazz, with their study of American history.
Before and after school, and during the lunch period, students may choose to participate in orchestra, chorus or rock band. Members of these groups perform at several school and outside functions throughout the year. Annie Wright also offers private lessons for an additional fee to all interested students. Lessons are available in many instruments including a variety of strings, piano, drums, guitar, and voice. Music recitals provide a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their musical and performing skills.