At Georgian Bay District Secondary School, we have opportunities for every student regardless of previous musical experience. Every year the music department has the pleasure of welcoming both grade nine students who have no previous musical experience and students who have had extensive musical experience.

  • Go on amazing trips
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Be part of an amazing community
  • Learn an instrument
  • Become involved in your school
  • Work with professional musicians
  • No experience necessary

JUNIOR BAND is an ensemble formed by students who are new to playing an instrument. This group starts the year by going over the basics and concludes with students becoming full-fledged musicians.

CONCERT BAND is an ensemble perfect for the seasoned player. This ensemble is dedicated to the continued development of students' musical skills. This group performs regularly at both school and community functions.

JAZZ BAND is an auditioned ensemble who plays through both new music and jazz standards. This group features wind instruments and a rhythm section comprised of a piano, guitar, bass, and drum player.

PIT BAND is the group that accompanies the school musical. This ensemble performs highly demanding music. In the 2020-2021 school year, the band is accompanying our school musical TBA.

MUSIC COUNCIL in an opportunity for students to provide leadership within the music department. The music council helps to plan events and mentor younger students within the department.

JUNIOR BEARS BAND is a band for grade 6 to 8 students in our community who wish to learn an instrument. Students in this ensemble are teamed with some of our GBDSS student leaders in order to create a comprehensive experience.

A/V CREW is a group of dedicated students who help to run sound for events throughout the school.