In 2017-2018 the concert band involved 40 students in the high school, 40 students in the middle school, and 120 students in the elementary school. The student participated and performed in 2 annual concerts performing music at or above their ability level. The high school competed in PMEA Music Performance Assessment and was awarded a Superior rating. At least two students from each group represented our school district at PMEA district band events at their respective levels. We had a student who place first overall in PMEA State Band and first overall at Nafme All-Nationals. Next year’s programs will continue to grow in numbers.
In 2017-2018 our marching band involved 62 students in grades 8-12. The band performed in 2 local parades, Friday night football games, 3 Band festivals, and countless parades and rallies during the school day. Band took a trip to Chicago in April where they performed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. In 2018-2019 the band will have 75 members 8-12. The band will be making its second appearance in Disney World.
2017-2018 was the third official year of the jazz band. Starting in November we rehearsed once a week. The band is currently made up of grades 6-12 and has 20 members. The Jazz performed at the Distinguished Educators and School Board Member banquet in March this year. We performed our annual spring concert for the Small Ensemble Concert. The goal is to build up our repertoire and perform twice in the spring. In a couple years I hope to open for the Balcony Big Band at Jergel’s like many of the other local high school jazz bands.