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The symphonic band is the primary performing organization in the instrumental music department during winter and spring. Membership is by audition only. The symphonic band will be comprised of students with the performing ability necessary to play grade 5-6 literature.
The concert band is comprised of students with the performing ability necessary to perform grade 4 and 5 music. The class meets 1st and 2nd semester.
This ensemble is label as the “competitive” ensemble for the fall. This ensemble requires strenuous physical exercise and the ability to play the difficult literature encountered in the activity. This band practices 3-4 days a week and performs at local, regional, state, and national competitions throughout the fall as well as Friday night performances.
Students who are interested in dance, choreography, and movement may choose to audition for our marching auxiliary unit. The color guard is an extension of the winter guard program. The auditions for color guard typically are held in May. Auditions for winter guard are held in late November. The color guard is required to take a class in 1st semester each year. Winter Guard is after school only.
The indoor percussion is open to all percussion students and musicians in the band. This group will compete in Circuit competitions as well as WGI Regional and National Events. Auditions will be held in late November each year. Percussionist will be taken first in this group and then we will take other musicians to help fill the ensemble.
Members of the band program are eligible and are encouraged to audition for these ensembles. District auditions are held in December. All-State auditions are held in late February. All Area tryouts are usually held in February at a local site.