Instrumental Music at Parish begins in 5th grade. Students work in a collaborative environment where they both grow as a solo player and as a member of an ensemble. Throughout the year, each grade level band gives several performances that demonstrate everything they have worked toward in class.
Starting in the Upper School, students can join the Parish Jazz Band. This group begins learning the basics of blues, swing, and improvisation. They perform frequently throughout the year.
The vocal music department at Parish offers choral, musical theatre and general music programs. Starting in PreK, the music curriculum is designed to contribute to the intellectual and cultural development of the child and develop every student's musical aptitude and a life-long love and appreciation for music. Students are taught musicianship through the processes of listening, creating and performing music, as well as through expressive movement.
The art on the gallery walls and performances in the theater are just the final stages of a magical process that encourages our students to try new things, stretch their abilities and grow as young artists. hutch Hutcheson, director of PArish arts
Our Faculty and Staff have a combined total of x years of experience. They are involved outside of Parish with the Suzuki Institute, local Dallas musical theater productions and Parish EXTEND vocal lessons.