Frequently Asked Questions

Which Ensembles is my Student a Part:

          Wind Symphony: All woodwind & brass players who auditioned and were accepted into the ensemble class. Those who have it as part of their school day classes (period 1).

          Symphonic Winds: All woodwind and brass players who are not part of the Wind Symphony class. Those who have it as part of their school day classes (period 2).

          Percussion Ensemble: All percussionists and pianists (only). Those who have it as part of their school day classes (period 5).

                     Drumline: All percussionists are part of a drum line ("Gold line," "Blue line," or Bear line") Rehearsals outside of school day (TBD)

          Jazz Ensemble 1: All student musicians who auditioned and were accepted into the ensemble class. Must be a part of WS, SW, or PE to be eligible. (period 0-Blue Days).

          Jazz Ensemble 2: All student musicians who are not part of Jazz Ensemble 1 class & those playing secondary instruments. Must be part of WS, SW, or PE.(per. 0-Gold days)

                      Jazz Combo: Band students wanting to focus on small groups and jazz soloing. Usually a paid performance ensemble. (optional).

          Field Show Ensemble: All participating band and color guard students. Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Percussion and Color Guard (combined-required).

                     This year only (12-13): Field Show required for Soph., juniors, Perc., Color Guard, Band Officers and Section Leaders. Next year all band members will participate.

                     Color Guard: Students utilize dance skills + learn skills/techniques associated with Flags, Rifles, Sabers and other props. Performs with Field Show(optional)

                     WinterGuard: Continuation of fall color guard season. Students may join to perform inside independent of band. Uses same prop kinds. Open to band students too.

          Pep Band: All participating band and color guard students. Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Percussion and Color Guard (combined-required).

          Parade Band: All participating band and color guard students. Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds, Percussion and Color Guard (combined-required).