Membership is open to all high school students who have previous experience in the Middle School Instrumental Music Program. The main emphasis is marching and concert band with other performance opportunities available. Members of the band are required to attend five, 20-minute lesson per quarter, scheduled during the day, before school or after school.
Clipper Marching Band
The Marching Band is the performing group for the beginning of the fall semester and provides entertainment for the crowd at the home football games. In addition the band will compete in various festivals in the area and march in the Homecoming parade. All students enrolled in band are considered members of this group and are required to be at all rehearsals and performances.
The Concert Band is the performing group that immediately follows the fall marching season. The band performs three concerts within the school year and non-graduating members will take part in the end of year commencement ceremonies. In addition the band competes in various other festivals sponsored in the state. All students enrolled in band are considered members of this group and are required to be at all rehearsals and performances.
The Jazz Band is a small ensemble which studies and performs jazz music at concerts and in various parts of the community. In addition the band competes in various other festivals sponsored in the state. Membership is open to all high school band members with the desire to learn about jazz and who qualify for the needs of the Jazz Band. If there is enough interest within the membership a second jazz band will be formed. Final selection for the group is based upon an audition and the student’s commitment to the group. All students selected for the Jazz Band are required to be at all rehearsals and performances.
The Pep Band is comprised of students within the membership of the concert band. The group will be divided equally into 3 pep bands. Each pep band will perform for three (3) winter athletic events. These three events will count towards the performance requirement for the 2nd semester and are required events just like any concert or marching band performance. Students are not limited to the three required performances and are encouraged to play at all scheduled events. Students with conflicts for a pep band performance must complete an excused absence form two week in advance of the event, and must make up another pep band performance by the end of the season. Students who are involved in winter athletics will be excused from performances that conflict with a home or away event for their team.