The 9th Grade Band is for students who have had successful musical experiences in Middle School. The student will have the opportunity to advance in individual technique and grow in musicianship; develop tone and ensemble concepts in preparation for more in-depth study either in the Concert Band or in the Symphonic Band. The ensemble performs public concerts and school functions. The Band has received Superior Ratings at the N. C. B. A. State Contest in Grade III and also elects to perform at other Nationally Judged Festivals. This is the general path of a Ninth Grade Student unless through audition, they are placed in the Symphonic Band.