ABOUT MARCHING BAND

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” Plato

Following auditions, band students will be placed into the following classes. This is ability based, so there will be a mixture of all grades in all groups;

Marching Season:

  • Varsity I Concert band I, II, III, IV
  • Varsity II Concert band I, II, III, IV 
  • Concert band I, II, III, IV

Concert Season:

  • Wind Ensemble I, II, III, IV 
  • Symphonic I, II, III, IV  
  • Concert band I, II, III, IV

Band Classes Offered:

9th grade **ZZ192 Band
10th grade **ZZ211 Band II
11th grade **ZZ212 Band III
12th grade **ZZ213 Band IV

**Placement audition required.

Following auditions, percussion students will be placed into the following classes. Freshmen will audition for pit (front ensemble) positions ONLY. ONLY upperclassmen may audition for battery positions;

Marching Season:

  • Percussion Pit I, II, III, IV
  • Percussion Battery I, II, III, IV

Concert Season:

  • Wind Ensemble I, II, III, IV 
  • Symphonic I, II, III, IV  
  • Concert band I, II, III, IV

Percussion Classes Offered:

9th grade **ZZ143 Band Percussion
10th grade **ZZ214 Band Percussion II
11th grade **ZZ215 Band Percussion III
12th grade **ZZ216 Band Percussion IV

**Placement audition required. 

Following a successful audition, students are placed into the color guard class that corresponds to their grade.

Marching Season:

  • All students will be in the same period during the first semester. Grade or level in the class doesn’t impact the period.

Winterguard Season:

  • Depending on how many color guards there are in the winter, the classes will be split up to reflect the number of ensembles. Varsity and Junior Varsity guards will be in 2 separate classes. Students in Junior Varsity will have a schedule change from the first semester to the second semester.

Color Guard Classes Offered:

9th grade **6471 Color Guard I
10th grade **6472 Color Guard II
11th grade **6473 Color Guard III
12th grade **6474 Color Guard Dance IV

** Approval Required

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