Welcome to Music at Duke!

Welcome from Ms. Pierce and Mr. Caruso to the Duke of Connaught Music Pages! Please check out our Events section for upcoming concerts and our teacher pages to see what's happening in our classrooms. Duke Music Corner. Click here to see the monthly update of what's happening in music at Duke.

Overview of what's happening in the Duke Music program this year! Music at Duke We are excited about all of the Musical experiences that are available to Duke’s students this year. These opportunities will include:

Nuit Blanche 2018

Duke's Annual Evening of the Arts is soon approaching! This years Nuit Blanche will take place on Thursday May 17th from 5:30pm-7:30pm throughout the school building. Please come and experience what is happening in the arts at Duke! Click on the link for the timetable for the evening.

Nuit Blanche


New this Year! Ensemble Nouveaux

This ensemble will be a mash-up of styles, genres and instruments! Incorporating a wide range of instruments, voices and movement into each performance.

This ensemble will start on Monday October 2. Keep your ears open for more information!

The first song we will be working on is Better Way by Ben Harper. Take a listen to the piece and think about how you would like to arrange it. Think about, voices, instruments and movment. Bring your ideas to the next rehearsal!

Better Way - Ben Harper - Lyrics


Duke’s Senior Choir

(open to students in Grades 6,7, and 8) – Tuesdays at Lunch in Room 203. First rehearsal is Tuesday September 12th at 11:25 in Room 203

Senior Choir Permission Form

Duke’s Junior Choir


Congratulations to Duke's Junior Choir! They performed wonderfully at the TDSB Non-Competitive Choral Music Festival. The adjudicator Zimfira Poloz remarked that they were confident, engaged and enthusiastic!

Way to go Duke Junior Choir!

(open to students in Grades 4 and 5) – Tuesdays at Lunch in Room 204. First rehearsal is Tuesday September 12th at 11:25 in Room 204

Junior Choir Permission Form

Practice at Home!

Dance with the Elephants - Joan Varner

Foggy Birthday Shuffle - Stephen Hatfield

Duke's Primary Choir

(open to Students in Grades 2 and 3) - Thursdays at Lunch in Room 203. First rehearsal is Thursday September 14th at 11:25 in Room 203

Primary Choir Permission Form

Duke's Grade One Choir

(Open to students in Grade 1) - Rehearsals will start in February. 

Guitar Club

Taking place on TUESDAYS after school - beginning September 26th for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8.

For special events and assemblies the whole school learns songs to sing together. Here is the song the whole school performed for Remembrance Day this year. 

Nda Mkwendang is a song composed by Ken Kirkwood in collaboration with students from the First Nations School here in Toronto.

If you have any questions about your child’s Music Program this year, please contact Ms. Pierce or Mr. Caruso at the school.


Here is a link to the letter outlining the music program at Duke. Music at Duke


We look forward to working with you and your child this year!


Ms. Pierce and Mr. Caruso