Join an Ensemble!

The following ensembles rehearse during the school day
for credit towards your GPA


Director: Meredith Lord

Advanced Strings, Winds and Percussion come together in this large ensemble to perform all styles of symphony orchestra repertoire, new and old!

Select Chorus

Director: Dave Twiss

Our award winning quadrivium
performs over 20 times a year!
A staple in our community


Director: Dani Rimoni

Advanced strings performing classic strings repertoire

Concert Band

Director: Meredith Lord

Wind and percussion instruments performing classic wind literature


Director: Dave Twiss

Intro level to singing performance

Burncoat Music Magnet 

Two music classes a day plus free in school private lessons on your instrument each week!

The Burncoat Fine Arts Magnet Program in Worcester, MA offers an arts-centered approach to education grades 7 through 12. It is a college preparatory program of study that prepares students each year for advanced music performance.

In addition to the two music classes a day, students also receive a scholarship for free weekly in-school private music lessons.  They have the option of studying violin, voila, cello, trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, percussion (including drum set), piano, guitar, or voice. These lessons are taught during the school day by our team of trained professionals. They help students refine skills on their main instruments in order to perform in recitals and many other concerts throughout the greater Worcester community.

Students participate in six years of Music Magnet classes in which they learn music theory, aural skills, composition, music tech, history, literature, performance skills and AP Music Theory. Ensemble opportunities include Chorus, Select Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble and more! 

Trip to Washington DC: We Have a Dream Concert Tour

April 27 - 29, 2023

After School Ensembles

Contact your guidance counselor to receive .5 credits per ensemble! 

Pep Band

Director: Mrs. Lord
Burncoat's Pep Band is open to wind & percussion students grades 7-12. We support the football team, dance team and school functions with fun music and fun times. Click this link for more info on performances and how to get involved! 

Jazz Band

Director: Mrs. Lord
The Jazz band rehearses after school once a week from 1:50 - 2:30. We have a great time learning to improvise and explore jazz standards

String Quartet

Director: Mr. Rimoni

The string quartet performs regularly throughout Worcester and central MA. Our highest achieving strings students work very hard to represent us well!


Director: Bill MacGillivray

Weekly rehearsals, everyone welcome that wants to learn! They work towards a large percussion ensemble recital at the end of the year. 


Director: Jeff Conner

Weekly rehearsals,  performing at recitals, concerts and other events throughout the school year! Lots of fun pieces to play.

Other non-performing classes that are offered in the 

BHS music department include: Guitar and Piano!

The Quad performing on stage with Foreigner at the Hanover Theater

If you're ready for a challenge, to meet some new friends, and to learn how to make music at a higher level - this is the place for you!

Talk to your guidance counselor about how to join our classes and ensembles.


Burncoat Music Kids On the Carousel at Six Flags


Copy of MAH01229.MP4


BHS String Orchestra - Great East 2022

Director: Mr. Rimoni