Ensembles

Percussion Ensemble

The percussion ensemble includes various genres of percussion including steel drums and traditional percussion ensemble (xylophones, marimbas, etc.). Director approval is required for participation in the group.

Percussion Syllabus

2nd Period Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is an advanced big band style jazz group. Auditions are held in the Spring for the following school year.

Jazz Syllabus

7th Period Jazz Band (visit website here)

7th Period Jazz Band is an intermediate level big band jazz group. Director approval is required for participation in the group.

Marching Band

The marching band performs at half-time during football games, at select competitions and parades during the fall semester, and at special occasions throughout the year. The different components of the band rehearse during separate classes during the school day as well as together in after school rehearsals. Director approval is required for participation in the group. Attendance at summer rehearsals and band camp is required for this group.

Concert Band

Concert Band is an intermediate level wind ensemble. Concert band meets as a class during the school day when not focusing on marching band. Occasional after school rehearsals are held to prepare for performances. Director approval is required for this ensemble.

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band is an advanced level wind ensemble. Auditions are held early each fall. Symphonic band meets as a class during the school day when not focusing on marching band, as well as after school.

Color Guard

The color guard is an ensemble that focuses on flag choreography as well as other equipment and dance. The color guard focuses on marching band routine during the fall semester and indoor guard routines during the spring semester. The color guard meets as a separate class during the school day and rehearses with the marching band after school in the fall. Auditions are held each spring for the following school year. Attendance at summer rehearsals and band camp is required for this group.

JHS Band Handbook

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