Instrumental music instruction is offered by PUSD music teachers starting in the third grade, with whole-class instruction in violin, and band and orchestra options for fourth and fifth grades. TK-2nd graders participate in weekly general music lessons at every school. Afterschool "All City" strings and woodwinds are thriving at Field Elementary, Jackson STEAM Elementary, McKinley School for the Arts, and San Rafael Elementary through Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, and at Longfellow through The Harmony Project.
Chorus, band, orchestra, and music tech are offered at our middle and high schools, giving students many opportunities to refine their artistic craft and form in the school community, and in the wider Pasadena community.
Annual spring festivals of choral, band, and orchestral music showcase the talents of student musicians from across the district, in grades 4-12.