The Rockford Public Schools proudly supports an award winning band program. Beginning in middle school, students are introduced to instrumental music participating in 6th grade band followed by Concert Band in 7th grade and Symphonic Band in 8th grade.
The high school program offers and entry level study of music theory and performance of band literature starting with Concert Band as freshmen. The main focus of this ensemble is to introduce marching techniques and preparation for musicianship required for high school bands. 10-12 grade students audition to be placed in either Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble. Students in Symphonic Band perform intermediate literature and study of theory, rhythm, and technical facility. Wind Ensemble is comprised of accomplished musicians that study and perform advanced compositions. It is the most traveled and performed band at the high school.
Band students have the opportunity to perform at local concerts, attend district and state band festivals and can participate in small ensembles or as soloists. All students are encouraged to take private lessons. The weekly 30-minute lesson in a one-on-one setting will greatly improve your student’s success in class.