The Instrumental Music Program at Parcells is dedicated to providing students with the finest musical education possible. We believe that participation in music provides students with valuable lifelong skills. Studies show that these skills help improve students' achievement in other subjects as well. Consequently, the music faculty at Parcells adheres to the philosophy that music is an essential component in a complete education.
Over 260 students currently participate in the instrumental music program at Parcells, representing about 35% of our student population. We have three bands and two orchestras which meet during the school day and several extra-curricular ensembles which meet before or after the regular school day. We perform several concerts each year and have participated in the MSBOA Band and Orchestra Festival and the National Music-in-the-Parks Festival, earning ratings of superior and excellent consistently for over twenty-five consecutive years!