At the Junior School, all students study music as part of their regular classroom activity. In the Primary Division, boys in Grades 1, 2, and 3 learn vocal music, and participate in the 100-member Primary Choir. They are involved in a musical each Spring, in addition to performing regularly for their parents. In Grade 4, boys start instrumental music by studying the recorder. During the year, half of their time is spent on vocal development, with the other half focusing on the recorder. Theory is taught throughout the year.
Boys in Grades 3 and 4 may join the Junior Choir, which performs regularly in the community at Christmas and at the end of May. In Grade 5, boys learn to play the clarinet for half a year, and then the trumpet for the other half. This forms a wonderful foundation for the following years. With great care and consideration, each student is placed on one of twelve different band instruments, which they will learn and perform on during their Grade 6 and 7 years. During this time, they will also be members of the Grade 6 Beginning Band and the Grade 7 Advanced Band. Each student will learn and perform a variety of styles of band music. All new boys are welcomed into the program, and receive specialized instruction to facilitate their smooth transition into the band program. Many performance opportunities exist, including the opportunity to play in small ensembles and sing in the Senior Choir.