Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is an ensemble that explores more advanced band literature, learns more advanced concepts, and performs a variety of styles from concert-style music to pop/movie themed music. This performance group performs at various contest and festivals in the spring. Students must have prior experience on their instrument.
Jazz Band: The Jazz Ensemble is composed of a select group of students that perform a wide variety of styles from swing to funk. The jazz style and improvisational techniques are explored, developed, and refined. The Jazz Ensemble performs at regional festivals and competition throughout the school year. It meets during zero period from 7:00-7:50am Tuesday-Friday and 8:00-8:50am on Monday. Students are graded and receive credit for this class. Students must also have prior experience on their instrument.
Percussion Ensemble: The Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of percussion styles including marching, classical, and more Blue Man Group music. This class is open to students who have been in band and those who are just learning.
Currently the band is fundraising for our spring trip to Disneyland CA. For more information about the band programs at SHS and SMS go to: http://nsschoolbands.weebly.com/