Instrumental music instruction at Don Benito is offered to students in grade 3 and above. Beginning music classes in violin and brass instruments for grade 3 are taught by Ms. Asato twice a week. Students in grade 4 and above can join the string orchestra for string instruments and the brass band for brass instruments, also taught by Ms. Asato. Orchestra and band practice are conducted during school hours twice a week. The orchestra and band perform in the winter and spring concerts at Don Benito. Students also participate in the All District Music Festivals with students from other Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) schools. Music at PUSD is supported by a number of local organizations.