The Instrumental Music program is alive and growing here at the home of the Panthers. With its humble start of only a handful of students several years ago, the Menaul Band has grown to become one of the premier instrumental ensembles at the school. Instrumental music opportunities for Menaul students include the Middle School Beginning and Vanguard Bands, Upper School Jazz Combo as well as Guitar classes.

Music instruction at Menaul provides students with essential training in the process of learning a musical instrument, which in turn educates students in areas they will use for the rest of their lives, such as skill building, self discipline and excellence in achievement. All instrumental classes give the students many performance opportunities throughout the year, both on the Menaul stage, and in the community.

If you would like to learn more about Instrumental Music at Menaul please contact Sarah Muttyala at

Beginning Band
For 6th graders only. Every 6th grade student gets the opportunity to play a band instrument, learns to read music notation, and perform in an ensemble.

Vanguard Band
The Advanced middle school band, for 7th and 8th graders who have at least one year of experience on their instrument.

Jazz Band
For upper school students with at least 2-3 years experience on their instrument. Students learn standard jazz repertoire in a Big Band setting.

Middle School Guitar
All 7th grade students participate in this guitar class. It is a beginning guitar class which gives them an introduction to guitar playing techniques and music reading skills.

Upper School Guitar
This is a course for upper school students who either have had previous guitar study or who have a strong desire to learn the instrument. The class exposes students to a wide variety of musical styles, techniques and music reading skills.