WIND ENSEMBLE (SYMPHONIC)
This Band is a continuation of the Marching Band and meets Spring semester only. Students are placed in Wind Ensemble or Concert band after auditions that are held at the end of the Spring Semester of the previous year. Wind Ensemble Band members participate in concert band competitions as well as individual competitions.
In order to be a member of Wind Ensemble Band, musicians must have participated in Marching Band the previous semester, unless excused by the Director due to participation in Drum Corps International or school sports such as football and volleyball.
The Concert band is also a continuation of the Marching Band. The students audition to be placed in the Wind Ensemble or Concert Band at the end of each the Spring semester. They meet in a daily class during the Spring Semester.
Spring Concert fees: Total $100 ($150 with instrument rental)
- $50 class fee (paid during schedule pick-up)
- $50 Band Booster fee (due the first week of the second semester)
- Possible $50 Instrumental Rental Fee (paid by all using school wind/percussion instrument)
Other Expenses: (These are typically purchased once and used throughout high school years)
- $125– Tuxedo (JC Penney Stafford Brand or similar)
- $25– Tuxedo shirt and bow tie
- $25– Lace up black dress shoes
- $60– Black concert dress (ordered by boosters in December)
- $20– Mary Jane style black dress shoes
- Band Boosters will have fund-raising opportunities for student to earn money towards fees and trips.
- Wind Ensemble and Concert Bands will compete in State competitions in the spring.
- Please check the Band Calendar for band activities prior to scheduling college entry testing (SAT, ACT)
COMPETITION INDOOR DRUM LINE
Indoor Drumline consists of the marching percussion (also called Battery) and front ensemble (also called Pit) sections of a marching band. The battery section consists of snare drums, tenor drums, bass drums and cymbals. The front ensemble includes marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones, chimes, bass guitar, guitar, key-boards and other instruments. This is a dynamic group that combines each of these groups along with dance to perform an interpretive program. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater. Performances require both athleticism and musicianship, and are very physically demanding. They meet during percussion class and one evening during the week at a time specified by the Director, during spring semester. Auditions are in the Fall.
This program is an extension of the Bob Jones Color Guard. This group performs throughout the winter months and early spring. Auditions are in the Fall. This competition group is open to both male and female students.