Varsity Band is the band in which all 9th grader students should enroll. It performs as a concert unit with an emphasis evenly placed on achieving a high level of ability in all technical and musical aspects of performance. No student may enroll in Varsity Band for more than one year without the consent of the director. Upon completion of Varsity Band, students may enroll in Concert Band, or audition for acceptance into Symphony Band.
Students who enroll in Varsity Band have the OPTION to participate in Marching Band. Marching Band includes attendance to band camp which is prior to the start of school (at the student's expense), weekly practices on Wednesday evenings and during SMART, and the marching obligations of the class. By choosing to participate in Marching Band, the student must understand that it is a commitment for the entire marching season. Failure to fulfill the obligations of participation in Marching Band will result in the loss of credit for Varsity Band for the first marking period.
Each year, the Varsity band performs in the Holiday concert in December, Festival concert in February, Band Festival in March, and the Spring concert in May. There are also opportunities for students to participate in District and State Solo & Ensemble Festival as soloists, small ensembles, and large chamber ensembles.