Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School currently offers three band classes; 5th grade band, 6th grade band, and 7th-8th grade band. Students may choose to join band in 5th or 6th grade to gain a foundation in musical performance, and go on to more advanced pedagogy and instrumental pieces in the 7th and 8th grade.
5th Grade band consists of a drumline in the fall and drumline/percussion ensemble in the spring, to help develop a strong rhythmic understanding and build upon our already developed reading skills from choir. Drumline is also available to all Middle School Band members, which performs at various athletic events such as football games, basketball games, and also concerts and musicals with the choir.
The students have 3 major performances throughout the school year. These consist of a Christmas Concert, Mardi Gras Parade, and a Spring Concert. The students play a very diverse variety of music for all performances.
In the EDS band program the students not only learn how to play an instrument but they also learn responsibility, respect, humility, problem solving methodology and many other great character building traits. Students who are in band gain great insight into the workings of music and grow to have a greater appreciation for music.