Summit’s music education and band program is an important component of our arts curriculum. We firmly believe that music instruction helps our students to foster self-expression, understand music as a universal language, communicate with others through music, connect music with other disciplines, as well as to make social, cultural, and historical connections through music study.
Our band program originates from Paul Effman Music, which provides instruments, in-school music instruction, and program leadership. An assembly is scheduled in early fall. At that time, students and parents receive all information regarding the program. Parents work directly with the music service to arrange for instrument rentals and lessons. Groups are formed based on instrument and skill level. Instruction is provided on a weekly basis.
Participation in this program offers our young musicians a variety of listening, participatory, and responsive opportunities. Parents are invited to winter and spring concerts.