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Our music program is one of the largest and most active high school programs in Alberta. Join a band, play in an ensemble, take a music clinic or perform onstage at the Winspear Centre. The musical possibilities at Ross Sheppard are endless!  

  • Jazz bands
  • Jazz combos
  • Wind ensemble
  • Concert choir
  • Ensembles in woodwinds, brass and percussion
  • Music camp
  • Band tours
  • Music clinics
  • Performances at the Winspear Centre
  • Opportunities to perform in concerts, festivals, Big Band Dance

Are you a guitar hero? You will be introduced to the fundamentals of music as applied to the guitar including music reading, single note techniques, chording in a wide variety of styles, and performing.

Instrumental Music
Designed to improve technique as well as reading and listening skills. Higher levels will focus on technique, performance, practices, music styles, and ensemble playing.

Instrumental Jazz Studies
Introduces you to improv skills and jazz styles. Advanced levels cover more detailed elements of jazz history, improv techniques and styles. Taught in the jazz ensemble format. Offered to students enrolled in Instrumental Music or with existing knowledge and understanding of music and fluency in a jazz band instrumentation.