ESMS is one of the only schools in Manitoba to start instrumental music instruction in Grade 5. All students take band in Grade 5 and 6 at ESMS, then students may choose to continue their musical instruction in Grade 7 and beyond.

One of the goals of the ESMS band program is to provide a positive experience that will increase all students'musical appreciation and provide students with a healthy lifelong hobby or possible career.

As in any music program, the process is as important as the product. Learning a musical instrument has many benefits such as improving memory and coordination and improving math and reading comprehension skills. Music exposes students to history and culture, and fosters self-expression. By taking band, students are learning important life skills such as teamwork, cooperation, discipline, responsibility, and social skills.

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