Performing Arts

Meet the Faculty

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Dawn Hatfield

    Dawn Hatfield 

    Grade 6, 8, 9 Instrumental Music and Senior School Band
  • Photo of Ian Mosher

    Ian Mosher 

    Grade 5 Music Teacher and Grade 7 & 8 Band Teacher
  • Photo of Shawn Whynot

    Shawn Whynot 

    Prep Music, Choir Director, Altruism Coordinator

Performing Arts

Performing Arts at Grammar is another example of how our students achieve a rounded education in the arts through in-class learning and getting involved in school productions. Students in the Prep, Middle and Senior School take part in musical productions to show their on-stage talents. 

A core part of Grammar's Performing Art's Program is the Band and Music Program. Students in the Performing Arts Program play a wide variety of instruments that suit their interests, including Ukelele, Bass, Percussion, Flute, Obo, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Tuba, French Horn and Trombone.

Performing Arts Program Breakdown

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Band Extracurriculars

    Through all grades, students have many opportunities to enhance their musical learning outside the classroom with extracurricular bands, camps, one-on-one workshops, and mentorship between advanced Senior School students and Middle School Students. Below are extracurriculars that are typically offered.
    • Prep Choir
    • Middle School Choir
    • Pit Band
    • Pep Band
    • Junior Jazz Band
    • Senior Jazz Band
    • Senior Wind Ensemble
    • Sectional Programs
    • Workshops/Camps
    • Festivals
    • Annual Concerts
  • Band by Grade Level

    • Grade Five: Students go through suitability testing to determine the skills they have entering the program and which instruments suit them best
    • Grade Six-Seven: Students start their first two years of Band class, focused on learning about the instruments and performing class
    • Grade Eight-Nine: Students take part in Grammar's Concert Band, performing at the school's annual concerts
    • Grade 10-12: Students' last year of required band classes is in Grade 10, students can continue to take band as an elective to advance further
Halifax Grammar's Senior School Musical: Newsies

In February 2020, our Senior School students performed the Broadway Musical: Newsies. The production is based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, inspired by the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The musical focuses on the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newspaper boy with the dream of being an artist far away from the big city.