Each grade has two rehearsing concert bands. The grade 6 bands are the "Clippers" and the "Falcons"; the grade 7 bands are the "Snowbirds" and the "Thunderbirds"; the grade 8 bands are the "Showcats" and the "Skyliners". Though bands rehearse separately, each grades bands combine for concert performances (with the exception of the grade 6's).
Returning to Lansdowne's ensembles this year is the Firebirds grade 7 and 8 concert band. This ensemble will rehearse after school on Monday and Thursday from 3pm to 4pm. Students who choose to participate in this group must demonstrate a sincere commitment to the ensemble by being consistent with their practice habits and work ethic in rehearsals. In addition, students must also be enrolled in their grade's timetable band (i.e.. Snowbirds, Thunderbirds, Showcats, and Skyliners). With high expectations come great rewards. This ensemble will be going on a festival and performance tour this Spring! It will be an experience they will remember for many years.