The Music Magnet program is a 3-year sequential program that prepares students for specialized high school auditions. No prior musical experience is necessary. Each student is provided his or her own instrument to use while attending IS 228. The magnet classes meet one period per day.
- Jazz Band
- Concert Band
- Symphony Orchestra
- String Orchestra
- Wind Ensemble
- String Chamber Ensemble
Thomas Brennan - Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra
James Chiarello - Concert Band, Jazz Band
- Annual winter and spring concerts at David A. Boody
- Carnegie Hall - May 2008, June 2008, and June 2010
- Annual performance at Brooklyn Borough Hall with Marty Markowitz
- Channel 25 "Arts Mondays"
- Performances at Gracie Mansion for Mayor Bloomberg
- Selected as a model music department by the NYC Department of Education.