Students at Princeton Junior School are active in learning the fundamentals of music while playing instruments in a creative and collaborative environment. Musicianship, notation, harmony, rhythm, and history are studied while exploring contrasting styles of music from around the world. Classes perform at various school gatherings and concerts throughout the year.
Kindergarten through 2nd grade inquirers play drums, hand percussion, pitched percussion, xylophones, glockenspiels, and marimbas. 3rd and 4th graders rehearse and perform together on the soprano recorder, ukulele, piano, and other instruments. The 5th and 6th grade band studies jazz, pop, and traditional arrangements, and includes all levels of musicians who play piano, strings, wind, and percussion instruments. 5th and 6th grade students also collaborate on musical compositions using digital recording platforms.