Band and Jazz Intermediate Concert Band All-City Oboe, French horn classes Intermediate Jazz Senior Jazz Senior Combo
Strings Elementary violin and cello in schools Grade 6 All-City orchestra workshop All-City viola, cello, bass classes Junior High Honour Violins FiddleFax Halifax Schools Symphony Orchestra
Fine Arts Parents’ Association Supports music groups by fundraising Provides scholarships to students for summer and advanced study Advocates for arts education in our community and public school system
Annual Events All-City Holiday Concert (all choirs) Jazz Concerts (Dec and May) Winterlude String Night School concerts Music festivals Trips
We believe Every child has a right to quality music education Music education provides many benefits to students at all levels The perseverance and discipline involved in being part of a musical ensemble is excellent training for a complex society Music is creative, responsive, expressive and “in the moment”
HRM supplementary funding provides these music programs in addition to regular music classes to enrich arts education opportunities for our students. The Halifax Schools Music Centre programs encompass the outcomes of music education under the NS Dept. of Education guidelines. Support for the arts in schools is valued in HRM and we are fortunate to be able offer a variety and depth of programs to our students.