154 College Street

Sudbury ON,

P3C 4Y2


Instrumental Music


Instrumental Music


Sudbury Secondary School has the longest tradition, and yet it offers the newest, state-of-the-art facilities and the most comprehensive music program in the Sudbury area. Sudbury Secondary offers a full range of music courses from Grade 9 to Grade 12. Our program has one of the most diverse high school music departments. Music courses for beginner to more advanced instrumentalists are available.


Students in instrumental music can major on any of the following instruments:

Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, baritone, tuba, electric/ string bass, french horn, or percussion.


As an instrumental music major, you are able to play in one of our award winning bands. Our award winning bands compete internationally, locally, and perform at various concerts and events throughout the year. We offer opportunities to perform with the Mega Concert Band, Senior Jazz Band, and Junior Jazz Band.


Please click on the FAQ's tab to find answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the Instrumental Music Program at Sudbury Secondary, including audition requirements.


Please visit our Arts Education website for more information.





  • I really like music, but I don’t think I’m very good at playing my instrument yet. What if I’m too shy to audition?

    Everyone is a little nervous. The audition is just a short chat with S. S. S. music teachers and a chance to show where you are in your musical development.

  • What do I need to prepare for my audition?

    You should prepare 2 contrasting selections (one fast, one slow) to perform on your instrument. The audition is more of an interview

    and is our chance to meet you and discuss your interest in music.


  • I really like music, but my elementary school does not have instruments. Can I still audition?

    Yes! We understand that not every school and every student has the same opportunities. You can still book an audition and we will

    discuss your next steps.


  • Can I major in guitar?

    We do not offer a guitar major. You can still audition on guitar, but it should be noted that you will be expected to learn a new instrument

    in the fall.

  • When do the bands rehearse?

    The Mega Concert Band rehearses on Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 semester 1 and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00.

    The Senior Jazz Band rehearses on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00. The Junior Jazz Band rehearses on Mondays and Thursdays during



  • Will I get to perform?

    The S.S.S.  Bands maintain a busy performance season throughout the year, usually beginning in October with the

    NorthStar Awards Celebration. There is a Fall Musical (accompanied by a select group of students who perform in a

    Pit Orchestra) a Holiday Concert in December, the Northern Ontario Music Festival in February/March

    (which is hosted by S.S.S. Music Students), the Kiwanis Music Festival our music department trip in April, our Spring Concert in

    May and the S.S.S. Graduation Ceremony in May/June . Our performance season is busy and fun!

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