CLS has two bands: a beginner band for 5/6th grade and an intermediate band for 7/8th grade.
All students are encouraged to begin an instrument of their choice by the beginning of 5th grade. Private lessons are strongly advised. Mr. John Tyler (CLS part-time music instructor) offers private instrumental lessons during the school day and after school.
Students are first introduced to instrumental music in 4th grade by learning to play the recorder.
Band practices are scheduled during the school day. Students who do not wish to play an instrument attend a music seminar class.
The bands perform twice a year: the Christmas Concert in December and the Spring Concert in May. Individual instrumentalists are encouraged to perform at chapel services that are held every Wednesday and at the CLS Fine Arts Night and the IDE Fine Arts Festival.