High School Band
The Bennington High School Concert Band begins at the conclusion of the marching season in October and rehearses through the remainder of the school year. The band performs one concert per semester, along with District Music Contest in the spring.
Band is a one year course. Students must have previous experience in instrumental music, or permission from the director to enroll. Transfer students must have a placement hearing in order to determine the proper seating for that student.
Students will work to prepare appropriate literature for a Winter Concert and a Spring Concert. Students will be exposed to many different genres that will increase their knowledge of music and technical fundamentals. During the concert season, students will have playing checks and equipment checks to make certain that all members are improving. This is a type of formative assessment to determine which students should receive more musical attention.
As a member of the concert band, students are eligible to audition for All-State, Honor Bands, and participate in Solo/Ensemble activities. Students are highly encouraged to participate and audition in these activities to improve the overall band. If a student is interested in these extra-curricular band activities, they should seek private instruction and can access a list of instructors here.