Music Department Information

Program Overview

The music program provides students with a sequential study of classroom and vocal music beginning in kindergarten. Students are introduced to instrumental music in third grade general music as they learn to play the recorder. Formal instrumental training begins in fourth grade when students have an opportunity to participate in band or orchestra.

On the secondary level, students have an opportunity to participate in a variety of performing music ensembles and music courses, including concert, marching, and jazz bands; chorus; string and chamber orchestras; music theory; and musical theater.

Music Department Curriculum:

General/Classroom Music
Grades K-5

Instruction on Recorder
Grade 3

Band, Orchestra, Chorus
Grades 4-12

Exploratory Music
Grades 6-7

Music Theory I & II
Grades 9-12

MIDI Composition
Grades 9-12

Click here for the music department Flow Chart

Click here for Performing Arts Course Offerings

 Click here for the Performing Music Handbook

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Ensembles

Tri-M Honor Society, Marching Band Flagline, Chamber Choir, Pit Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Musical Stage Production, Flute Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Jazz Combo 


Music Programs Awards and Highlights

  • Student participation in NAfME All-National and All-Eastern, NYSSMA All-State, NMEA All-County, and LISFA Honors Ensembles.
  • The NAMM Foundation has recognized the Jericho School District as "One of the Best Communities for Music Education in America" each year since the acknowledgment began in 2002. Jericho is the only school district to receive this recognition for 16 consecutive years. Jericho High School was selected as a semi-finalist in the GRAMMY Signature Schools Program.
  • The middle and high school performing ensembles have consistently earned top ratings at regional and state festivals, including Music in the Parks and NYSSMA Majors.