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The music program at Holy Trinity Catholic High School is modelled on a traditional band program and vocal ensemble setting. Students are able to select either instrumental or vocal music as their area of performance.  Whether you are a student with previous musical background, a student coming to Holy Trinity for your first year of high school or a senior student that has never had the opportunity to take music in grade nine, there is a place for you in the Holy Trinity Music Program.
There are excellent beginner courses for those students looking for their first experience with formal musical instruction. The first year courses are designed for students with little or NO previous musical training.  Students will acquire an understanding of the elements of music through performance on a band instrument or with their voice. The student's performance will be strengthened through the study of basic theoretical rudiments and historical perspectives. 
For those students with previous musical background, the Holy Trinity Music Program has the suitable music course to meet your present performance skills. By the end of the four-year music program at Holy Trinity, students have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to be a qualified applicant to post-secondary institutions for music-based programs.
Music RoomThe instruments used by the students at Holy Trinity are provided to those students enrolled in an instrumental music class at no charge. The music facilities at Holy Trinity include a large, tiered instrumental music room with three practice rooms at the back of the room.

There are opportunities for students to get involved with extra-curricular activities throughout the school year. These include Concert Band, Intermediate Band, Glee Club and Music Ministry.

The Holy Trinity Music Program participates in many performances and festivals throughout the school year. Below are some of the activities and results from festivals this year.

School Concerts The Intermediate and Concert Bands perform annually at various elementary schools from Norfolk and Haldimand County that have students that are planning to attend Holy Trinity.

Norfolk County Fair The Concert Band has performed annually at the Norfolk County Fair since 2009.

Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay Twenty-five years to the date of his Man In Motion World Tour commencing its historic cross-Canada journey back to British Columbia, Canadian hero Rick Hansen continued his journey of making the world more accessible and inclusive with the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay. The Concert Band performed at the Norfolk County-End of Day Celebration at the Simcoe Aud on Thursday 17 November 2011.

Annual Christmas and Spring Concerts All of the extra-curricular music ensembles and active music classes combine to perform for the public in December and May each year.

Annual Tri-High Concert Since the spring of 2005, music students from all three high schools in the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board perform a concert for the public. The location of the concert is on rotation between the participating schools. Each school performs individually and the concert concludes with a performance of all students in one mass ensemble. The 2016 concert will be hosted at Assumption College School in Brantford on Wednesday April 13th.

BHNCDSB Celebration of the Arts This event features singing, dancing, dramatic presentations, artistic displays and band performances from many schools throughout the Board. The Concert Band is scheduled to perform at the Sanderson Centre in Brantford for the 2015 presentation.

Norfolk Musical Arts Festival 2015 Results: The Concert Band as well as the Intermediate Band earned a third place in their respective classes. 
Concert Band Regional Certificate
Golden Horseshoe Regional MusicFest 2015 Results: The Intermediate Band and Concert Band united and received a Silver Standing for their performance. 

National MusicFest Since the school opened in September 2001, the Concert Band has qualified for the Nationals five times and the Intermediate Band has qualified Nationals Plaquefour times. At the 2013 Nationals in Toronto, the Intermediate Band and the Concert Band both received a Silver Standing. 
The Holy Trinity Concert Band has previously performed at the 2005 Nationals inRichmond, British Columbia, the 2006 Nationals in Ottawa, Ontario, the 2009 Nationals in Markham, Ontario and the 2010 Nationals in Ottawa, Ontario. The Holy Trinity Intermediate Band has performed at the 2009 Nationals in Markham, Ontario and the 2010 Nationals in Ottawa, Ontario.

Alumni Concert 2011
 
The Holy Trinity Music Program conducted the 10th Anniversary Spring Concert on Thursday 19 May 2011. This event celebrated the first 10 years of the Holy Trinity Music Program with performances by the Grade 9, 10 and senior instrumental music classes, the Brass Ensemble, the Vocal Ensemble with Alumni Singers, the Intermediate and Concert Bands as well as an Alumni Instrumental Ensemble. The highlight of the night was the mass band and choir performance of "Homeward Bound" by more than 130 performers.