North Vancouver School District
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Music enriches our lives, and a music education enriches a student’s school experience in so many ways. When given the opportunity to create music with others, students develop intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies needed to engage in deep, lifelong learning.

The North Vancouver School District offers students and families a wealth of outstanding instrumental and choral programs. Through both individual and ensemble music-making experiences, students from K-12 build developmentally-appropriate technical and expressive abilities and explore their innate musicality.

Students can begin their musical journey in elementary school, developing foundational instrumental and vocal skills through explorations with a wide variety of classroom instruments and singing.

Students may then choose to pursue choir, band, and/or strings as they progress through secondary music programs. North Vancouver secondary schools offer students a variety of ensemble experiences, including Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Guitar, all of which prepare students for continued engagement with music later on in life.

Music brings diverse members of a community together, fostering connection, collaboration, and creativity. It also evokes the humanity of learning, allowing students to delve into and reflect on the human experience, expand their capacity for empathy through connecting musically with others, and gather the courage it takes to express oneself and put more beauty out into the world.

Students who are emboldened to take creative risks gain resilience, and develop the desire to take on greater responsibility and leadership beyond the walls of their music classroom. They become powerful voices in their communities, leading with the courage and compassion that they develop as musicians.​ 

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