This group performs at football games, parades, and marching festivals/contests. It is the most visible music group in the school. After football season and before the second semester begins, the band will divide into two concert groups that will perform in the Winter Concert Program.
The Freshman Band operates separately from the upper class bands. The band marches in the pre-game show during Marching Band season and performs at school concerts and at least one festival in the spring. Members of Freshman Band are eligible to participate in the Basketball Pep Band, Musical Pit, and Solo/Small Ensemble Festival.
Upperclassmen not selected for Wind Ensemble through the playing test process in October will play in Symphonic Band. This ensemble performs at all school concerts, the Chili Supper in February, and the State Large Group Festival in April.
This band is made up of a selected group of students with precise instrumentation. Student selection is determined by a playing test in October. This ensemble performs at all school concerts, the Chili Supper in February, and the State Large Group Festival in April.
This band has an open enrollment policy for students who play jazz instruments (within the director’s discretion). This course focuses on an extensive study of jazz history, improvisation, and the understanding of jazz styles.
This elite jazz band is made up of students selected the previous spring from an audition process. Enrollment is limited. Overland Express performs at numerous community and school functions throughout the year.
Musical Pit Orchestra
This ensemble plays the entire musical book for the Winter Musical. Selection is by audition only. Instrumentation will vary each year due to the requirements of the musical selected. The musical pit is open to all grades.
Basketball Pep Band
During basketball season, the Pep Band plays at both boys and girls games. This band is open to students from all three concert bands.
The Percussion Ensemble plays at the Chili Supper and at the winter concert. They also present a fund-raising concert in the spring.