Upper School - Instrumental Music - McDonogh School

Upper School

The Upper School instrumental program includes several musical ensembles that aim to support the varied needs of our student-musicians, from the most advanced technicians to those just beginning their instrumental practice. Students with previous instrumental experience are encouraged to join the Upper School concert band, jazz band, or string ensemble, all of which function as performance ensembles with a strong focus on cultivating both individual talent and combined skills. Repertoire for these ensembles meet students just beyond their level of ability in order to challenge their musicality and facilitate personal growth. The Upper School also offers a music tech course that utilizes professional-quality equipment and industry-standard programs as an entry point into the field of audio engineering and digital recording. All instrumental programs in the Upper School aim to provide environments where students feel a true sense of passion and inspiration through musical experiences.