ATTENTION: In 2022-2023, All-City Music Ensembles are making their way back from the disruption caused by the pandemic.  Please check this page in September with updates on auditions.  Students must audition and be selected into an ensemble before they can register.
    Newton Public Schools All-City Music Ensembles provide students who have a deep commitment to singing or playing their musical instruments with an opportunity to join like-minded students from across the district in an extra-curricular performance ensemble. Students are selected by audition in the late spring or fall and rehearsals are held after-school at least one afternoon per week.

    Eligibility: Participation in an All-City Music Ensemble is restricted to students currently enrolled in Newton Public Schools and Newton students who reside in Newton and are Home Schooled.

    Participation in the All-City Music Ensembles is a fee-based extra-curricular program. Students who are selected for their group will be provided a registration form and payment slip. The annual participation fee is $150* and financial assistance waivers are available to qualifying families who apply. Registrations and fee payments may also be completed online in the fall. The links below will be activated after the audition period for each individual ensemble.


  • Annual registration on MySchoolBucks opens on June 10, 2022. Families will register using their MySchoolBucks account. Prior to registration, the elementary music teachers will conduct a survey with the third-grade to gather preliminary interest in the program and which instrument. Need a MySchoolBucks account? How to register using MSB.

Program Fees

  • Newton Public Schools charges an annual $150 participation fee. This fee will be paid through your MySchoolBucks account. An additional cost is incurred for renting or leasing an instrument.

  • * Students in the fourth and fifth grade who have registered and paid a fee to participate in their school band or orchestra are exempt from paying the participation fee for All-City Band, Orchestra, and Treble Singers.

Fee Waivers

  • Newton Public Schools ensures access to this program for all students regardless of their ability to pay the fee. Fee waivers include access to a district-owned instrument. Registration with fee waivers is available on MySchoolBucks. Applications for Financial Assistance are now processed using Aspen. Instructions for Financial Assistance Form

All City Music Ensembles

  • NPS All City Band

  • NPS All City Orchestra

  • NPS All City Treble Singers

  • All City Chorus Troubadours