As the entry-level band for incoming 9th-grade wind, brass, and percussion musicians, the Cardinal Band is a performing ensemble with a curriculum designed to promote individual musical growth and improved technical skills. Students will meet in a fun, fast-paced rehearsal and also receive more personalized attention in weekly small-group instruction. Cardinal Band members are eligible for participation in festivals, concert field trips, marching band, pep band, and jazz ensembles. Three evening concerts presented to the public culminate study units. Certain school instruments are available for student rental for a maintenance fee of $50.00 per year.
Note: Possession of a well-maintained instrument is recommended, however, some large instruments are available through the school - see your instructor for additional information.
Mr. Brown, Mr. Ver Voort, and Mr. Rothacker work with the 9th graders in addition to many upperclassman tutors.