Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony is the top performing concert ensemble in the band program and is open to students in all four grades.  

In order to be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate the highest level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. A student must seriously pursue individual goals on their instrument as well as working diligently toward ensemble goals. Auditioning for All-Region band and playing a solo and ensemble at the Solo and Ensemble Contest is required. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.

Symphonic

The Symphonic Band is the performing concert ensemble and is comprised of students in all four grades.

To be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate a high level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Auditioning for All-Region band is strongly encouraged. Performing a solo and ensemble at Solo and Ensemble Contest is a requirement. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.

Concert I

The Concert I Band is the third performing concert ensemble and is comprised of students in all four grades.

To be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Preparing portions of the All-Region band audition music is required. Auditioning for All-Region band is not required but is encouraged for those who have adequately prepared the music. Playing a solo and ensemble at Solo and Ensemble Contest is required. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.

Concert II

The Concert II Band is the fourth performing concert ensemble and is comprised of students in all four grades.

To be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate musical maturity, technical proficiency and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Preparing portions of the All-Region band audition music is required. Auditioning for All-Region band is not required but is encouraged for those who have adequately prepared the music. Students in Concert 2 Band will have the option of performing at Solo and Ensemble Contest or performing for the class in lieu of the contest performance. Private lessons are strongly encouraged.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Band is an ensemble composed of players from all of the concert bands.

Auditions are required for membership. The Jazz Band meets during a normal class period. This ensemble is designed to expose students to the jazz idiom.

Color Guard

The Color Guard works toward competitive festivals with the Marching Band in the fall and becomes its own performing unit during the spring semester.

Auditions are in the spring semester and are open to any SLHS student or current 8th grader at an SLHS Cluster Middle School. The Open and Scholastic A Winter Guards are extra-curricular ensembles that meet during the spring semester. These groups work toward competitive festivals and are an important part of the entire program. Auditions are in the fall semester and are open to any SLHS students, as well as incoming 8th grade students.

Spartan Spirit

The Spartan Spirit Band is comprised of all students in the SLHS band who are not a member of the competition band.

The Spartan Spirit Band does perform at every football halftime throughout the year. It is our intent to provide all students the appropriate educational opportunity to succeed and ensure that everyone can participate.