Concert Band is the gateway to high school band! Open to freshman only, Concert Band provides a rich and rewarding musical experience and gives students the opportunity to grow musically. Through musical performance, students will learn how to appreciate and perform music of a variety of styles and levels of difficulty. Through the study of scales, harmony, rhythm, theory, and the mechanics of music, students will develop skills that allow them to truly understand and appreciate the foundations of music. Concert Band performs 5-6 times each year.
Symphonic Band is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are continuing to develop their musicianship through more advanced band literature, technique studies, and music opportunities. There is no audition for Symphonic Band. Current juniors and seniors may also enroll in Symphonic Band in addition to Wind Symphony. Symphonic Band performs 5-6 times each year.
Wind Symphony is the premier concert band and is intended for the most advanced and serious musicians. The Wind Symphony prides itself on pushing the boundaries of what is possible for a high school band through performing the most challenging literature and showcasing the most advanced musicianship. Open to all Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors—Auditions take place each February. Students in Wind Symphony are strongly encouraged to take private lessons and audition for ILMEA. The Wind Symphony performs 5-6 times each year.