(CHOIR AND BAND)
The GSS Music Program provides instruction in Instrumental and Choral music for students in Grades 8 - 12. These are primarily performance courses in which students learn to sing or play a band instrument in an ensemble. The learning of performance skills as well as cooperative participation and teamwork are important aspects of these courses. Students rehearse and perform music in a wide variety of styles, including traditional styles, jazz and pop. Students have opportunities to participate in a variety of ensembles including concert band, jazz band, concert choir, jazz choir and various smaller ensembles. Our ensembles perform at various events in Golden and at a variety of festivals including the Okanagan Concert Band Festival, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival and MusicFest Canada.
The entire music program presents two concerts during the year, one in December and one in June.