In band, woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments are introduced. Students study the fundamentals of and overall involvement in the arts. Students do not need to have prior experience with an instrument to join band. Performance opportunities for Middle School students include Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day, Winter and Spring Concerts, Art Shows, school assemblies, the variety show, and community events.
Students in grades 6 and 7 are encouraged to participate in NCAIS Honor Band, All-District, and All-State competitive events.
The Upper School Band is the most advanced of The Oakwood School concert band ensembles. Enrollment in the Upper School band is open to students in grades eight through twelve with previous band experience. The study of standard band literature is combined with method book instruction in order to promote the acquisition of comprehensive technical ability. The Upper School Band performs at the Upper School Winter and Spring concerts. Students in grade 8 and above are encouraged to participate in NCAIS Honor Band, All-District, and All-State competitive events.