Participation in all bands in the Instrumental Music Department is expected to be a full year commitment for all students. Students should also be aware, that due to the co-curricular nature of these classes, there will occasionally be performances, community programs, festivals, etc. during the school day, after school, and on weekends. It is a requirement of all band members to attend these activities as announced during the year. A concert schedule is available on the first day of school and may be supplemented as needed.
Concert Band (9-12) 1.5 Cr.
Prerequisite: 2 years of band experience
During the first marking period, the concert band functions as the Marching Band. The band will perform at all home varsity football games as well as the Homecoming and Memorial Day parades. At the conclusion of the football season, students will audition for chair placement in the concert band. Students must take all three trimesters.
Jazz Band (9-12) 1.5 Cr.
Prerequisite: Audition and/or permission of instructor
Students enrolled in this class will be part of the St. Louis High School Jazz Band. Due to the specific instrumentation of the jazz band, class size is limited and determined by audition the previous year. Class meets every school day from 7:00-7:45AM. The band’s repertoire includes classic jazz to contemporary, and everything in between. Performances will include school concerts, pep band performances and statewide jazz festivals.