The Saint James Instrumental Music Program involves more than sixty 6th-12th graders at Saint James School. Students can participate in numerous ensembles and classes. The music elective classes and performing ensembles include Music Theory, Music Survey, Music Composition, Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Advanced Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band. In addition, students elect to perform with smaller ensembles such as Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and various woodwind and brass duets, trios and quartets.
The quality of the instrumental music program is superior. Students consistently qualify for District Honor Bands, All-State Band, and various college honor bands. All performing ensembles repeatedly receive Superior ratings at Marching and Concert Band festivals in our state. Our instrumental ensembles perform over 20 times throughout the school year, encouraging music education and performance at Saint James School.