The Harvard-Westlake Instrumental Music Program includes the following performing ensembles: Middle School Symphony, Middle School Jazz Band and Jazz Combos, Rhythm Section Workshop, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Concert Strings, Beginning Band and Beginning Strings. These classes provide our students with opportunities of all experience levels, from beginner to very advanced, to rehearse and participate in performances throughout the school year. The Middle School Symphony and Jazz Band travel and take part in a competition either every year or every other year. Our instrumental musicians learn collaboration and teamwork in addition to honing their craft on their individual instrument. Participation in all of our ensembles is designed to help students strengthen their creativity and technique, while gaining a lifelong love and support of the arts.