Visual and Performing Arts: Band
Welcome to the Enloe Band Program! We are happy that you chose to join us and we look forward to four years of making music, friends & memories together! Below is an attempt to put all of the initial information you need onto one sheet. Please see our band booster website for more details.
THE CONCERT PROGRAM
Band I – While Band I is not intended for beginners, it is a place where students who are significantly behind their peers can get daily practice time guided by a music teacher.
Band II – Most freshmen will place out of Band I and directly into the Concert Band (Band II), where they will pick up where they left off in middle school band, performing several concerts throughout the year.
Band III – Some freshmen will be placed in the Symphonic Band based on their advanced abilities and the instrumentation needs of the class. The SB performs several concerts throughout the year and its’ members receive honors credit.
Band IV – The Wind Ensemble consists mostly of upper classmen, though some exceptions are made for very advanced freshmen depending on instrumentation needs of the ensemble. The EWE performs many times throughout the school year and its’ members receive honors credit.
THE JAZZ PROGRAM
The jazz program consists of two jazz improvisation classes and a “big band” jazz ensemble. While the big band uses the traditional instrumentation of 18-20 members (saxophones, trumpets, trombones & rhythm section) the combos are much smaller, using the same instruments. Each combo typically has piano and/or guitar, bass, drums, and 2-3 horns (saxophone, trumpet, & trombone). The “Big Band” and the top combo – the “Jazz Ambassadors” receive honors credit and perform many times throughout the year.
The Eagle Marching Band is the largest competitive organization at Enloe! Though we work long hours in August, once school starts our regular rehearsals are just Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The EMB consists of some of the strongest leaders and highest GPA’s at Enloe.
We are glad to have you with us and we hope that you will participate in as much BAND as you can – where ACADEMIC RIGOR, COOPERATION & LEADERSHIP are the norm!
Robert C. Hunter