We offer various bands for musicians of all levels.
Beginning Students (5th-12th grade) have very little or no previous training in music. Intermediate students have played their instrument for at least one year. They will remain in Intermediate Band until they audition into Concert.
Both Concert and Symphonic Band are audition only. Concert Band students will remain in Concert until they audition into Symphonic, the highest level. Beginning, Intermediate, and Concert Bands all perform in an Autumn and Spring Concert.
Symphonic Band students are expected to be proficient enough to play multiple levels and styles of music. Symphonic performs in the Autumn and Spring Concerts as well as a Winter Concert in March. They have performed in several other venues, including the VA Hospital, the CAPE Graduation Ceremony, River of Lights, and the Roundhouse.
Jazz Band is available to students who are already in Symphonic Band and complete an audition. Jazz Band students will learn the history of jazz, the different styles, improvisation, and will perform in at least two concerts.
Several of our band students have been honored to play in the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program (AYSP), NM All-State Band and Orchestra, Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra, the Rio Rancho Symphonic Band, APS Honor Band, APS Solo & Ensemble Festivals, the National Wind Ensemble, and the U.S. Youth Ensemble.
You are welcome check out some of the latest concert recordings under Recent Posts on the right to hear the various bands and what the students have accomplished.