Our band programs have become a source of pride for the school division. The school division offers two band programs in the communities of Melville and Yorkton.
- Saint Henry’s Band Program, in Melville, includes students from grades 5-9. Upon graduation from grade 9 students can continue in the band program at the Melville Comprehensive High School.
- In the Yorkton, the band program is offered to students in grade 5-12. The band program in the Christ the Teacher Catholic Schools is comprised of classroom instruction, music appreciation and performance opportunities, offering a rich and exciting musical experience which fosters musicianship, creative thinking, and self-expression.
As part of a sequential curriculum, students develop their musical fundamentals through classroom instruction and required home practice. These fundamentals include aural perception, instrument technique and music literacy.
Band students meet in a conducive, small group learning environment, and must therefore meet outside the school timetable for large group or full rehearsals. Co-curricular rehearsal and concert participation are considered part of a band student’s grade for report cards.
The program offers and encourages a wealth of performance opportunities including concert, festival, community and solo/ensemble performances.
The band program is supported by a fantastic parent booster organization. Without their support and dedication, the band could not maintain its current level of excellence.