Music is motivating. As students develop an appreciation of music, they learn experientially about harmony, rhythm, and creating a beautiful connection with others. Both the instrumental and the choral music programs play prominent roles in the life of the Boston Higashi School. All students participate in singing, from the time they begin school through the Emergence Program. Singing develops breathing, posture, oral – motor, language, intonation and performance skills.
The study of instrumental music develops musicianship and skill in fine-motor control and coordination. Students who demonstrate particular talent and interest have the opportunity to join the Jazz Band or Chorus Group. All students participate in performances on the local, national or international level.