Welcome to the Beverly Public Schools Music Department homepage!
Our district prides itself on a comprehensive performing arts curriculum that includes vocal and instrumental instruction across the K-12 spectrum.
Students in our elementary grades participate in a general music curriculum through grade five. The elementary instrumental music program is a fee-based program with scholarships available to students who qualify. An outline of the program can be seen to the right. Third and fourth grade students are able to participate in strings instruction in small groups during the school day. In addition, fourth and fifth grade students can participate in an after-school strings ensemble. Students in our band program begin instrumental training in fifth grade.
At the middle school level, both band and chorus students rehearse on an every other day basis during school to prepare for numerous concerts, community performances, and festival competitions. The All City Jazz Band, also based at Briscoe Middle School, is open to seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students who demonstrate exceptional musical aptitude through an audition. There is also a small group choral ensemble for grade seven and eight students that meets after school. Membership is determined through auditions.
Our award-winning Beverly High School instrumental program includes the Marching Panther Band, concert band, BHS Jazz Ensemble, and several chamber groups. There are over 250 students involved in the band programs at the middle and high school levels.
We hope that you find this website informative and useful. To the left , you will notice links that carry you to pages designed for specific ensembles and programs. Also please visit our Google site page for more information about the music department. Link to Music Dept Google Site
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The office of the Assistant Superintendent oversees the Music Program in the Beverly Public Schools.