Radford School offers piano instruction for all students in grades 3 and 4. These students learn music theory, rhythm and basic piano playing skills. The students have piano class 2 times a week and perform a holiday recital and a recital at the end of the year.
Learning music has been shown to improve academic levels and test scores.
The Radford Band was established in 2011. It began with 32 students from 5th to 12th grade. The band program has grown to over 75 students.
All students in the 5th grade are given the opportunity to be in the band. New students are also welcome to join band-even if they have never played an instrument before!
The Radford Band performs 3 concerts per year for parents. They also perform for Radford Day and graduation ceremonies.
The band students participate in All Region Band, Orchestra and Choir competition and 12 students have been selected to perform with these elite groups.
Radford Band competes in several competitions in El Paso and traveled to Los Angeles and Orlando to compete. The Radford band has been awarded superior ratings in numerous festivals and "Best in Class" in Music in the Parks in Anaheim, California, and "Best in Class" at the Disney Festival in Orlando, Florida.