The Marching Band is a musical marching unit that meets outside of the school day during the first semester of the school year. The ensemble consists of woodwinds, brass, percussion, and color guard. The Marching band provides entertainment at home football games, local parades and events, Band-O-Rama, and at the District 16 MSBOA Marching Band Festival held in early October. The prerequisite for membership in the Marching Band is concurrent concert band or orchestra study during hours one though six or a successful audition at the end of the previous school year for students who did not participate in a band or orchestra class that meets during school during the previous year. Membership requires total dedication and maximum effort in all aspects of marching, playing, rehearsal, and performance. Participation in the Marching Band will result in mandatory attendance at all rehearsals and performances, including the parades and band camp during the spring and summer. Failure to meet these requirements can result in dismissal from the ensemble.
The Symphonic Band is a full year course designed to help high school musicians develop the technical aspects of their instrument while improving their overall musicianship. Symphonic Band is comprised of woodwinds, brass, and percussion, and will rehearse and perform a wide variety of music and styles. Participation in the Symphonic Band will result in mandatory performances and rehearsals, including Winter, Spring, and Pre-Festival Concerts, Commencement, as well as participation at the District 16 MSBOA Band Festival.
The Wind Ensemble is an advanced ensemble and a full year course. Comprised of woodwinds, brass, and percussion, members of the Wind Ensemble are selected through a successful audition. This band rehearses and performs various styles of music. The music that is rehearsed and performed is at a greater difficulty level and thus, requires that its members be more dedicated while displaying a higher level of technical ability. Participation in the Wind Ensemble will result in mandatory performances and rehearsals, including Winter, Spring, and Pre-Festival concerts, Commencement, as well as participation at the District 16 MSBOA Band Festival.