Music At Xaverian, better known as M.A.X., is an all-encompassing performance-based program. Any student regardless of experience can join. The program encourages students of any background to participate and take their performance to the highest levels of musicianship. This has been the philosophical backbone of MAX since its inception, opportunity for everyone.
Music at Xaverian now has 28 different large performing ensembles. The groups range from the youngest performers to groups who play some of the most challenging repertoires. Groups and courses range from Symphonic Bands, Jazz Bands, Orchestras, Chorus, Guitar Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pipe and Drum Corps, Pep Band, Rock Bands, Drumline, and various Chamber Ensembles as well as Music Theory and AP Music Theory.
Music helps create a well-rounded person. Music At Xaverian develops skills such as discipline, listening, cooperation, teamwork, commitment, leadership, dedication, perseverance, and ensemble in a structured College Preparatory approach that will challenge students to reach their highest potential. Students obtain knowledge that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives in whatever careers they may choose.
Music involvement translates to academic success. Students who have participated in the Music Program have typically been top academic performers in the school. Many of these same students have been offered music scholarships to the colleges of their choice even though they may choose a different field of study. The latest studies indicate that students who participate in music earn higher standardized test scores than students who have no involvement in music.