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Middle School Music

Middle School Music

Musical foundations learned in Elementary School continue to be bolstered during the Middle School years. At Concordia, students in Grade 5 and 6 are required to take band, choir, or strings. Here, they expand their knowledge of musical notation and rhythmic reading, while learning to create music through improvisation and composition. Students in Grade 7 and 8 are offered band, choir, and strings as elective courses that further develop and focus each student’s music skills.

Band Concert

The Concordia International School Shanghai Middle School Bands present a “Heritage Music” concert on Tuesday, March 14, in the Rittmann Center Theater

AMIS Honors

The Association for Music in International Schools

SEA Honors

South East Asian Honor Orchestra Festival

The Intermediate Band and Concert Band will perform major concert works arranged for modern day wind bands highlighting the musical heritage from several different countries. Each piece features a different contrast in style. Music from China, Japan, Korea, Africa and the Celtic region (British Isles) are featured in an intriguing and delightful manner. The universal language of music is demonstrated in through cultural melodies, harmonies and rhythms.

The Association for Music in International Schools is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence at all levels of music education. Festivals are hosted every year at various international school locations. Concordia participates in band, choir, and string festivals throughout the year. Students audition and must be accepted in order to participate.

The American International School of Guangzhou hosts the annual South East Asian Honor Orchestra Festival. This is for select students who want to collaborate with other middle school students around China to rehearse and perform.

Community Performances

  • 2017
    • Lantern Festival–Band Trio
  • 2016
    • Abundant Grace International Fellowship Christmas Celebration–G7/8 Treble Choir
    • Dr. Bob Bieniek’s Memorial–G7/8 Treble Choir

All performing ensembles


  • Beginning Band Grade 5/6 Woodwinds
  • Beginning Band Grade 5/6 Brass & Percussion
  • Beginning Band Grade 7/8
  • Intermediate Band Grades 6 to 8
  • Concert Band Grade 7/8
  • CCA–MS Jazz Band Grades 6 to 8
  • CCA–Accelerator Classes (for beginners)


  • Grade 5 Choir
  • Grade 6 Choir
  • Grade 7/8 Girls Choir
  • Grade 7/8 Boys Choir
  • Grade 7/8 Treble Choir
  • CCA–Ambassador Singers Grade 5/6
  • CCA–Alleluia Singers Grade 7/8


  • Beginning Strings Grade 5/6
  • Intermediate Strings Grades 6 to 8
  • Grade 7/8 Strings