The Symphonic Band is Leesville’s premier audition-only band. The serious music student will explore the art of music, from the classical “standards” by the Masters to pieces by contemporary composers. The student will learn advanced technique and musical concepts. The Symphonic Band has received Superior Ratings at the N. C. B. A. State Contest in Grade VI, and usually attends at least one other judged festival. It is the featured performance band at many school functions. The Symphonic Band merges music with movement and visual effect to perform at home football games, parades, and competitions. Further, every student is expected to attend all Performances, Band Camp in August, early morning rehearsals during football season and other times during the school year as well as weekly section rehearsals as needed.