Middle school students have the opportunity to join the CMIS band program; first at grade 7 in the Beginner Band, and again in grade 8 in the Concert Band. In grade 7 Beginner Band students learn about the different band instruments and develop the fundamental skills to begin playing their chosen instrument. This ensemble will give 1 performance during each semester to showcase their development and abilities. In grade 8 students can continue their development as intermediate players in the Concert Band. This group continues to build on the fundamentals learned in grade 7, and participate in a “massed band” festival with the other international schools of Chiang Mai in addition to their semester performances here at CMIS.