Students at CLS begin band in the fall of their 4th grade year after 8 weeks of playing recorders. Students are then tested on instruments of their choice to see which instrument is the best fit for them. Beginners rehearse with like instruments one day a week during their noon recess. This group performs at both concerts during the school year. At the end of the school year each student plays a solo in a recital.
Varsity Band at CLS is made up of students in grades 5-8. They rehearse 8th period of the day on Tuesday and Friday. This group performs at both concerts. Students also have the opportunity to compete in the ISSMA solo and ensemble competition in the winter. In the spring, this group performs as a full band in the ISSMA organizational contest.