The Wind Symphony serves as the cornerstone and highest musical ensemble in the band program. This ensemble performs literature from classic to contemporary and stresses the highest possible musical and performance excellence. Audition is required and private lessons are recommended as it will help facilitate the high difficulty of the music.
The Concert Band is an ensemble that focuses on high musical standards, ensemble skills, and instrument technique.
The Percussion Ensemble specializes in performance and technique training specific to playing all forms of percussion. Training will be focused on rudimentary, orchestral, and world drumming. These ensembles combine to form the pep band at all home football games and 6 home basketball games.
The Jazz Bands focus on music from the big band era. This group is open to trumpets, trombones, saxes, jazz guitar, jazz bass, vibraphone/percussion and drum set. The jazz band will perform at select jazz festivals throughout the northwest in addition to home concerts. Enrollment in a ‘concert’ ensemble is required for this class.