Canterbury’s diverse instrumental music program provides students with the opportunity to follow and develop their passion of music through a variety of performance opportunities. These include fall, winter and spring concerts, several “pop up” performances throughout the campus, as well as off-campus performance opportunities. Additionally, we offer a variety of academic music electives such as Computer Music, Contemporary Music Theory and Making Music With Logic Pro and Improvisation. Students focus on improvisation and ensemble play.
Contemporary Music Band
The Contemporary Music Band consists of a select group of our most dedicated musicians who are given the chance to pursue in-depth study of a variety of contemporary music styles including R&B, Pop, Jazz and Rock titles. Music students of intermediate or higher level audition for membership, and the band performs regularly throughout the year on the Canterbury Stage as well as perform at off campus venues.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Ashley/Simpson
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Dust in The Wind Kerry Livgren
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Jazz, Rock, Pop Ensemble
The Jazz, Rock, Pop Ensemble gives a larger group of musicians the opportunity to perform modern music while honing their craft. Students focus on learning to improvise and playing in a rhythm section. This ensemble plays a fall, winter and spring concert.
Can’t Stop This Feeling Justin Timberlake
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Any Way You Want It Steve Perry, Neil Schon
Long Train Runnin’ Tom Johnston
Locked Out Of Heaven Bruno Mars
The Rock Band gives musicians of all levels the chance to pursue guitar, bass, drums, and perform a variety of rock styles. The group performs at fall and spring concerts as well as open mic events throughout the year.
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Higher Ground Stevie wonder
Mr. Jones Black Crows
Don’t Stop Believing Journey
Let It Be The Beatles
The Orchestra gives students the opportunity to prepare and perform a repertoire in a variety of genres ranging from classical to pop. The group is open to beginner through advanced level students as they gain experience playing in a large group setting.
Palladio Karl Jenkins
River Flows In You Yiruma
How Does A Moment Last Forever Alan Kenken
In Chamber Ensemble is an audition based performing ensemble. Students have the chance to practice and perform a variety of music genres in small groups. In addition to performing in large fall and spring concerts at the end of each term, students have the opportunity to perform and be showcased at other Canterbury events.
Dust In The Wind Kerry Livgren
Game Of Thrones Ramin Djawadi
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 J.S. Bach
Ave Verum, Menuet Mozart