The Hillgrove music program is a dynamic place where students learn and develop skills as musicians and performers. Students choose from a wide variety of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments and begin the exciting journey to becoming instrumentalists. Many opportunities are planned throughout the year for students to participate. Our year calendar looks like this:

October Grade 7 Jump Start program
October All grades Two-day Band Camp - Lake Nakamun
November All grades University of Alberta Semester 1 Lab Band program starts
December All grades Winter Concert
January All grades Practice-a-Thon
February All grades University of Alberta Semester 2 Lab Band program starts again
March All grades Elementary school performances
April All grades Alberta Band Association Festival - Red Deer
May All grades Spring tour - 4 or 5 days
June All grades Annual spring concert

Aside from the technical skills learned, students experience a team-like atmosphere where everyone is a highly-valued member and an integral part of the success of the group. Most students take all three grade levels in their junior high school years, making close friendships and memories they will never forget.