In addition to the music curriculum, children at NPS are enriched by participation in the NPS Chorus and Handbell Choirs. Students in Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grades are encouraged to join the NPS Chorus where they perform at major School functions and outside events. Membership in this choir gives students the opportunity to further their ability to read music and to be part of a performing ensemble. Students in Fifth and Sixth Grade may join the School’s handbell choir. The Chorus and Handbell Choirs perform at school assemblies and services throughout the year. The Chorus also performs at venues across the city including Union Station, Ingleside at Rock Creek, the US Botanic Gardens, and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.