Instrumental Music is for any Episcopal student committed to performing band literature. Its purpose is to develop performance skills through active participation in rehearsal and concert settings in ensembles offered both during and after the school day. Instruction develops the student’s ability to work as a functioning member of a large instrumental ensemble, knowledge of literature, listening skills, and overall musicianship in order to achieve professional competence as well as provides a means of self-actualization for the future performer, educator, or lifelong musician. The student will learn to perform in public with poise and confidence. Students will gain knowledge and insight into the professional world of band performance, appropriate repertoire, and performance practices relevant to the music studied. The faculty is committed to providing the instrumental music program with excellent performance opportunities, exposing them to great literature and guiding them through the rehearsal process.