Music Department

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    Welcome to the Arlington High School Music Department. 

    Richard Guillen, Coordinator, office ext. 31136              
    Music Department faculty ext. 31138
     
     
     
    The Arlington High School Music program is a nationally recognized music program that has enjoyed many successes since its beginnings over 40 years ago.
     
    The Arlington Music program has been named one of the Top 100 Communities for Music Education in the USA every year since 2012. The band, orchestra, chorus and drama programs have garnered many accolades and honors at the local, regional, state and national levels.  The Arlington High School music department currently supports 5 concert bands, 5 orchestras, 2 choirs, 3 jazz ensembles, a competitive marching band, an indoor color guard, and numerous instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles. 
     
     
     
    Arlington HIgh School musical ensembles and music students have performed at Carnegie Hall, the NYSSMA State Music Conference, the ASTA National String Conference, the ACSD National Choral Conference, the Berklee Jazz Festival, NYSSMA Majors Festivals, and at Music in the Parks music festivals.
     
     
    Every school year over 600 students participate in one of the many programs offered by the Arlington High School Music Department.  The program offers multiple levels of bands, choirs, and orchestras as well as instruction in music theory and piano.  The size of the department allows the school to offer an ensemble experience that meets many ability levels in grades 9-12.


    Curricular Ensembles currently offered are as follows, and all are assigned by audition/recommendation and are abilty-based:

    Bands:

    9th Grade Gold Band Band

    9th Grade Maroon Band

    Concert Band (10-12)

    Symphonic Band (10-12)

    Wind Ensemble  (10-12)

     

    Orchestras: 

    Symphonette (9th grade)
    Chamber Orchestra (9th grade)
    Sinfonia Orchestra (10-12)
    Symphony Orchestra (10-12)
    Philharmonia Orchestra (10-12)
     

    Choir:

    Mixed Chorus (9-12)
    Concert Choir (10-12)
     
    In addition, to the many exciting programs offered during the school day, the Arlington High School Music Department offers many large and small group ensembles after school.  These groups require participation in a regular school day ensemble.

    Some of these programs include:

    - Marching Band - http://www.arlingtonband.com/


    Jazz Machine

    Jazz II

    Jazz III

    - Brass Choir

    - Woodwind Quintet

    - Brass Quintet

    - Saxophone Quartet

    - String Quartets

    ...and many other types of groups.