Concert Band

Wind Symphony

This group meets daily during a 90 minute block 2nd semester as well as Monday mornings from 7:30 to 8:25am. Wind Symphony is designed for the most experienced players and performs regularly throughout the school year. The group plays some of the most significant and advanced Wind Literature. Membership for this organization is by audition only.They performed the following pieces for their FBA Music Performance Assessment in March 2008:

Entry March of the Boyers
O Magnum Mysterium Lauridsen
Third Suite Jagr
District MPA – SUPERIOR
State MPA – EXCELLENT

Symphonic Band

This groups meets daily throughout the school year as a 45 minute class. Symphonic Band is designed for experienced players and performs regularly throughout the school year. Membership for this group is by audition only. The Symphonic Band plays moderate level Wind Literature. They performed the following pieces for their FBA Music Performance Assessment in March 2008:

Santa Cecilia Raedelli
Elegy for a Young American LoPresti
Merry Music For Winds Hidas
District MPA – SUPERIOR
State MPA – EXCELLENT

Concert Band

This group meets daily throughout the school year as a 45 minute class. Concert Band performs regularly during the school year and is made up of mostly 9th grade students to better familiarize themselves with the High School Band experience. The Concert Band performed the following pieces for their FBA Music Performance Assessment in March 2008:

Battle of Dunkirk March
Train Heading West Broege
Album for the Young Tchaikovsky
District MPA – SUPERIOR