Class Descriptions

Marching Band

Class Name: Marching Band

Period: 0

Semester: 1

Marching Band performs at all of the football games as well as competitions, community events, and a parade. Four years of marching band can replace taking Physical Education classes as a graduation requirement. The drum line and color guard are considered part of the marching band, but are by audition only. This class is offered 0 period, 1st semester.

Chamber Music

Class Name: Chamber Music Class

Period: 0

Semester: 2

Chamber Music Class is made up of the winter guard, percussion ensemble, JV Jazz Band, and various small ensembles. Ignite (the percussion ensemble) and the winter guard are by audition only.  Anyone who plays a ‘jazz band’ instrument is welcome to join the JV Jazz Band.  Small ensembles must be approved by the director. Please see Ms. Rangel asap to arrange your group and reserve a place in the class. This class is offered 0 period, 2nd semester.

Symphonic Orchestra

Class Name: Symphonic Orchestra

Period: 1

Semester: 1 & 2

Symphonic Orchestra is an audition only full orchestra that plays music at an advanced high school level. The group performs at concerts, festivals, and other events. This class is offered period 1.

Concert Band

Class Name: Concert Band

Period: 2

Semester: 1 & 2

Concert Band is open to anyone who has had previous experience playing a band instrument at any level. The group performs at concerts, festivals, and other events.

This class is offered period 2.

String Orchestra

Class Name: String Orchestra

Period: 3

Semester: 1 & 2

String Orchestra is open to anyone who has had previous experience playing a string instrument at any level. The group performs at concerts, festivals, and other events.

This class is offered period 3.

Jazz Band

Class Name: Jazz Band

Period: 4

Semester: 1 & 2

Jazz Band is an audition only class. It has a set instrumentation of: 5 saxophones, 4-5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 guitar, 1 bass, 1 keyboard, 1 drum set player, and 1 auxiliary percussionist. The group performs at concerts, festivals, and many other community events and gigs. This class is offered period 4.