About QPS Music

A richer, fuller life through music

The Quincy Public Schools Music Department offers musical opportunities and experiences at every level of instruction in Grades K through 12. Students attending primary schools have general music twice each week. Baldwin School offers the unique opportunity to combine the talents and skills of students from the entire Quincy community. Instrumental, Vocal and General Music experiences are available for all interested students. Instruction in both Band and String Instruments begins in grade 4 and there are 4 choirs (3 Girl’s and 1 Boy’s) that meet once each week. Quincy Junior High offers performance ensembles that include 2 Orchestras, 3 Bands, and 2 Jazz Bands. Quincy Junior High has many talented singers who make up the 5 choirs at the school, including the Instrumental Chorus, offered for students who also play in an instrumental ensemble. Quincy Senior High has many offerings for students with talents in the arts. Ensembles include the Concert Choir, Concert Chorale, Varsity Chorale, Show Choir, Varsity Singers, Company Blue, Concert Orchestra, Marching Blue Devil Band, Jazz Band, “Wired” and Concert Band. The Music, Theatre and Art Department present an annual musical each fall. The annual spring variety show, “New Faces,” has been part of the QHS calendar for more than 50 years. Additional information concerning any of these events is available by calling the QHS Music Department at 217-224-3774.

Kathleen Dooley – Director of Music Education