NPA offers both jazz band and orchestra starting at the middle school level. NPA’s high school jazz band participates annually in the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival as well as a variety of other local events. NPA jazz and orchestra musicians participate in the All County Music Festival. NPA regularly has participants in the CMEA All State Festivals. NPA orchestra members have also been winners of the Eureka Symphony Concerto Competition.
NPA also offers a flute choir, vocal ensemble, and other acoustic and electric group/band options as elective courses.
All students participate in NPA’s all-school choir, which rehearses once each week on Friday afternoons.