The LRHS Bands

Ninth Grade Band

The Ninth Grade Band is for 9th Grade 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.


 

Concert Band

The Concert Band is for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who have had successful musical experiences as 9th graders. The student will have the opportunity to advance in individual technique and grow in musical experience and concepts in preparation for more in-depth study. The ensemble performs public concerts and school functions. The Band has received Superior Ratings at the N. C. B. A. State Contest in Grade IV and also elects to perform at other Nationally Judged Festivals.


 

Symphonic Band

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.