Our Concert Bands consist of 3 different groups:
- Concert Band—Freshman
- Symphonic Band—Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors–Assigned by the Directors in the spring
- Wind Ensemble—Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors–by audition only.
These 3 groups are performing ensembles consisting of several members of the woodwind, brass and percussion families of instruments. Their repertoire includes original wind compositions, arrangements of orchestral compositions, light music, and popular tunes. It is made up of instrumentalists from Sound of North Marching Band with the addition of color guard members and fall athletes that also play instruments. Concert Band Season lasts for twenty seven weeks. They perform at concerts and ISSMA contests throughout the year; attendance is mandatory. (Percussion students will take Percussion Ensemble class first semester each year)
Many students will also compete in Solo & Ensemble contest as well as an All State Band.
You won’t want miss the Winter and Spring Concerts, they are amazingly beautiful.
Wind Ensemble receives Gold Rating and “With Distinction” Award each year
ISSMA State Finalists in the years 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, 2011-17.