The Carthage music ensembles are not only exceptional performance ensembles; they are also interactive “learning laboratories” for our music students. Vocal and instrumental students hone their performance skills. Music education students have opportunities to conduct and rehearse the bands, and receive guidance and feedback from the conductor and ensemble members. Rehearsals are structured to lend insight into not only how to make music, but how to teach music.
The ensembles allow students to perform in a variety of styles and venues, both on campus and off. Workshops and clinics are arranged so ensembles can also provide educational support for regional schools.