Who We Are

Band at Bennington forms an important and active part of a student’s school life. The groups in the program represent a large, diverse, visible, and highly disciplined segment of the student body. School life and many school traditions are greatly enhanced by the presence of the band. The band performs at sporting events, concerts, special programs, and community events, adding a great deal of excitement to Bennington Schools.


The main emphasis of band program is on building musicianship, developing life skills, and pride of accomplishment, followed closely by citizenship, tradition, morale, spirit, and loyalty. It is the pride of a job well done, and the accomplishments achieved that make sacrifices worthwhile. It is possible, by setting your schedule in a reasonable manner, to have a highly successful band career and still maintain high scholastic goals. Many years, the valedictorian and the salutatorian are band members! Your individual success brings success to the band organization and likewise, the success of the band leads to your individual success. The main factor in all of this success is…. YOU!  By striving reach our goals and by upholding the philosophies and guidelines of the BHS band, we can achieve success!


We would love to have you be a part of the band program!  If you are a parent that would like to be 'in the know', please email Mr. Fonda to be put on the weekly Badger Bulletin!