Bishop Ireton High School has long been known for its outstanding music program and state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal facilities. Music class options are available for students at all levels of ability and experience, from beginner to advanced. All students have the opportunity to access a supplemental staff of professional musicians who provide sectionals, masterclasses and private lessons.
Bishop Ireton has six performing ensembles who provide music for concerts, recitals, mass, receptions, special events, tours stateside and to Europe.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Our students regularly receive Superior ratings throughout Diocese competitions and in spring of 2023 were awarded a Superior rating at the District 10 Band Assessment at Bishop Ireton’s first ever appearance. Several of our students participate in All-District Band, Solo and Ensemble and some are eligible for All-State Band.
The Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble (BISWE) is well known throughout the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia for annual concert tours to Europe which are often exchange programs with schools or community bands. The Wind Ensemble has had the privilege of performing in Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Trips within the United States are available for all students in the music department.
Students also share their musical talents throughout the community, such as the Jazz Ensemble’s performances at a local assisted living facility. In addition, a newly started PEP band helps to cheer the Bishop Ireton Cardinals on the field!