The instrumental music program provides instruction for band students in small group lessons and large group rehearsals. Concerts are presented in December and April. Instruction begins during the summer after the student's fourth grade year in school. Fifth grade students new to Oak Ridge have the opportunity to join the band program.
Some of our goals include helping students make music alone and with others, developing learning strategies and thinking skills, and encouraging a life-long appreciation of music.
Band students are part of an on-going instrumental music curriculum from grade five through twelve. Students at the middle and high school levels also have opportunities to perform in special ensembles, participate in solo and ensemble contests, jazz band, marching band and pep band for athletic events.