Participation in the 7th grade band or orchestra program is mandatory in order to participate in the 8th grade and high school programs. In the rare instance that someone has studied privately, they may set up an audition with the instructor and the instrument/appropriate playing level must be approved. Choir will allow students to join in 8th grade subject to an audition. However, it is highly encouraged that students wishing to sing participate in the 7th grade program as many skills are taught during this year that are needed to be successful in 8th grade choir. Participation in orchestra must begin in elementary school.