Halifax Regional Arts Music East (HRAME) offers after school programs for string, band, and choral students. This program is primarily funded through Supplementary Funding; a portion of which is used to enhance the music programs offered through the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.
String instruments: Instruction is offered at all levels, beginning with Grade 4 students. There are presently 3 string orchestras and 2 chamber ensembles rehearsing each week at the Dartmouth Music Centre, as well as after school group lessons at our Dartmouth Music Center site, Astral Drive Elementary and Ash Lee Jefferson. Some Dartmouth elementary schools have lessons scheduled into their regular school hours.
Band Instruments: The Music Centre has 3 concert bands and 2 jazz bands. These are offered to students who are currently enrolled in their school band programs and would like to meet new challenges and new friends. For more information, please see our HRAME Bands pamphlet.
Choral: There are 9 choirs within HRAME. Four of them are at our Dartmouth Music Center site at 35 Major Street. There is another at O'Connell Drive Elementary, two at Cavalier Drive Elementary and another at Nelson Whynder Elementary. All of our choirs are auditioned for 2 reasons; one is for vocal placement and the other is because of space limitations. Please browse through the Choral component of our website for more information on each of the choirs to see which is most suited to you, or call us at 902-435-8464.