Students who wish to study choral music begin with Grace Notes Choir or Choraliers Choir, based on vocal register. Students may continue their study of choral music in Intermezzo Choir, Bella Voce Choir, or Chamber Choir by audition. A variety of instrumental music courses is offered for band and orchestra students. Students wishing to study music in a non-performance setting are invited to enroll in Music Appreciation and/or Electronic Music Composition. AP Music Theory is highly recommended for students of vocal or instrumental music studies who plan to continue in music at the collegiate level.
The multi-faceted music programs at Barrington High School include concert, jazz and marching bands, the gamut of large choirs and small ensembles, symphony orchestra, and string orchestra. Combined they perform well over 150 school, community and off-campus performances and competitions each year. All disciplines participate in the Illinois Music Educators Association (IMEA) District 7 and All-State activities, solo and ensemble competition and off - campus in-state and out-of-state tours. Recent tour destinations include Walt Disney World (Orlando), Carnegie Hall/New York City, London, England, and Washington, DC (White House performance.)