About the Bands
The instrumental music department consists of marching band, concert band, jazz band, pep band, and small ensembles including brass and woodwind quintets. The marching band performs at half-time shows for the football games and marches in both local and out of town parades. The marching band also competes in two or three marching competitions during the last part of the first quarter.
At the conclusion of the first quarter the marching band becomes a concert band. This band will perform in two or three concerts during the last part of the first semester, all of second semester, and at the District Music Contest each spring.
The auditioned group meets twice a week during the second, third and fourth quarters. It has multiple performances and takes a two day tour to other high schools in the state to promote music in the schools month. The jazz band also performs in the school Variety Show and Fine Arts Night. Each jazz band member must be enrolled in band or percussion for the entire year.
Pep band is a volunteer based group that performs at most varsity home basketball games and pep rallies. Students earn points towards a band letter by attending these pep band performances.