Academy Orchestra, chamber groups, Jazz Band, Academy Singers (chorus), The First (auditioned advanced chorus), annual Winter Musical, and an a cappella group—opportunities abound for students to explore their interest in music and develop their instrumental and vocal talents. Govs musicians have successfully auditioned into the MMEA Northeastern District Festival and the MMEA All-State Festival as singers and instrumentalists.


Music Courses

Music Theory
Intro to Guitar
Intro to Piano & Percussion
Electronic Music & Recording
American Music History
Jazz Band
Advanced Chorus
Small Ensembles
Independent Study

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Emmett '23

Emmett '23 is a tenor saxophone player who works in a variety of styles. He’s completely at home as a soloist in the jazz band or as a member of the woodwind section of the orchestra. Emmett is a powerful musician who works to help make the entire ensemble better.