There are over one thousand pupils receiving instruction and approximately five hundred and fifty of these take part in the authority wide activities. Many of the schools have orchestras or wind bands of their own, which perform regularly in the community. Fundraising for charity, taking part in festivals, galas or church services are some of the activities they undertake.
There is a strong emphasis placed on smaller groups or solo performing and opportunities are found for pupils who wish to pursue these kinds of activities.
Many East Dunbartonshire Pupils participate in such ensembles as West of Scotland Orchestra and Concert Band, National Youth Orchestra and National String Orchestra of Scotland. A number of these pupils are also members of the National Youth Choir of Scotland and RSNO Junior Chorus.