Students in grades five through twelve have the opportunity to learn to play a band instrument. Instrumentalists are taught the fundamentals of their individual instruments and music reading through classes that meet three days a week. An emphasis on overall musicianship is achieved through preparation for performances as a large ensemble and with smaller groups.
In addition to two formal performances in the fall and spring, the Jazz band, Pep band and various chamber ensembles can be heard throughout the school year at a variety of events and chapel services. Band students also have the opportunity to audition for the S.C. Region Band and All State ensembles, which are comprised of students representing both public and independent schools.