Department Head:

G. Passmore



The Instrumental Music Program at Notre Dame boasts four wind ensembles, two jazz ensembles, and three handbell ensembles. We offer a comprehensive program where all students regardless of past experience are welcome to participate. 

All wind ensemble (concert band) classes take place in the school timetable, jazz ensemble classes take place after school, and the handbell ensembles take place in the morning prior to the start of the school day. 

Each year the students have the opportunity to perform and travel together to various music festivals. Recent trips include Hawaii, Banff, Whistler, Sun Peaks, and Victoria. 

Committed to excellence, the Notre Dame Bands have received numerous Gold/Superior ratings at festivals throughout North America. 

Our program is committed to inclusivity and enthusiastically programs music by composers from diverse backgrounds each school year.