Instrumental Music Ensembles at Great Valley Middle School seek to realize & develop individual and ensemble talents on Wind, String and Percussion instruments. Students are challenged at all ability levels to achieve through the study and performance of music that reflects a variety of genre, styles and cultures. Through worthwhile and enjoyable experiences, we hope to impress upon the students a lifelong appreciation and understanding of instrumental music. Instrumental Ensembles rehearse twice every six days throughout the school year and also include smaller group lesson instruction. Ensembles include two Concert Bands, String and Symphonic Orchestras and a Jazz Ensemble. The curriculum supports the National Standards for the Arts as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Education Proposed Academic Standards for the Arts.