Music Department


Mission: The goal of the Seneca Valley HS Music Department is to provide all students, regardless of prior experience or ability, the chance to explore musical expression in an engaging and meaningful way.

Vision: The vision of the Seneca Valley HS Music Department is to offer a range of courses which reflect our school community’s interests and needs.  By doing so, we hope to increase participation and improve the student experience within the music program.

Instrumental Music

The jazz ensemble, the symphonic band, the concert band and the orchestra will easily meet the needs of those students with the interest and ability to play a musical instrument. These different groups meet daily according to performance needs.  SVHS also boasts extracurricular groups including Marching Band, Pit Orchestra and Guard Band.  Contact Mr. Stephens for more information.

Choral Groups


Seneca Valley offers a total of five different choirs for students:  two non-auditioned classes including Women’s Concert Choir and Men’s Ensemble and three auditioned choirs including Advanced Honors Chamber Choir, Advanced Women’s Chamber Choir, and Honors Treble Choir.  Any member of the student body may sign up for Women's Concert Choir and Men's Concert Choir.  Auditions for the three advanced choirs occur every January for the following school year.  The SVHS choirs have been known to perform high energy, diverse music and have consistently received superior ratings at county and state festivals as well as national competitions and festivals.   The choirs have also been recognized for connecting with their music and bringing movement, energy, and emotion to their performances!  Contact Ms. Searle for more information.