Incoming Freshmen

A Message from the New Trier High School Band Department:

Greetings! It is never too early to begin thinking about your continued participation in music at New Trier High School. Some information that might help you with your planning:

  • One in five students participate in music classes at New Trier. A fine arts credit is required for graduation from New Trier.
  • In a recent survey of over 5,000 New Trier graduates, music received the highest positive rating for instructional programming at New Trier, above ALL other academic and elective departments.
  • There are no auditions for freshman concert band - anyone with previous instrumental experience is welcome to join!
  • New Trier offers four curricular jazz ensembles, a unique feature of New Trier's music program. Students perform with guest artists, take part in our renowned jazz festival, and perform in iconic venues.
  • New Trier maintains a studio of private teachers for all instruments. They are available to teach students of all ages. You can access the list online at the New Trier Wind Ensembles page.
  • Please feel free to contact the director in your respective area with any questions:

Matt Temple, Director of Bands: templem@nths.net or 847.784.6700

Nic Meyer, Director of Jazz: meyern@nths.net or 847.784.6701