Director: Mr. Joseph Lerch
Membership in any performing ensemble requires a commitment to practice and performance times, but the benefits to the serious student musician are immense. Our organizations have fun while learning to reach our goals.
Brass, woodwind, or percussion instrumentalists may select the band class. This class offers instruction in an ensemble environment. Performances include required evening concerts, school performances, and festivals. Additionally, members are required to participate in two scheduled parades.
Today’s marching band has been described as “musical theater on a football field”, or “the musical sport.” The marching band performs at all football games, as well as pep rallies, parades, and competitions throughout the fall, and is seen by more people than any other performing ensemble.
The guard is the auxiliary unit of the marching program, and is the most visual component. Members use flags, rifles, sabers, and other equipment to enhance their performance. Dance is also taught. No prior experience is necessary – just desire and commitment.
The jazz band is an 18-piece ensemble that rehearses and performs throughout the winter and spring months. Membership is by audition, and is open to sax, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm instruments. The band performs at festivals and concerts.