The Pioneer Band Program is made up of four major and distinct performing ensembles, plus various other opportunities for students to play as part of smaller ensembles:
Students work on developing their musical skills. The ensemble meets as a complete band during the day to further develop their group skills and to participate in public concerts.
Concert Bands (Purple and White)
Students have demonstrated an advanced level of musical ability. These ensembles concentrate on concert performances throughout the year, participating in all regular school concerts and festivals. The Concert Bands also work on marching fundamentals in the fall; one band (Purple) will march in all games with Symphony Band and the other (White) will join the regular Marching Band on the field at the Homecoming Game.
Students consistently achieve a superior level of performance. In the fall, the Symphony Band with the Purple Concert Band serve as the Marching Band and performs at home football games. The remainder of the year is focused on concert rehearsals, preparing the ensemble for adjudication at band festivals, and performance at public concerts.
Students study and rehearse a variety of jazz styles, including classic arrangements and improvisation. The Jazz Band presents several concerts throughout the year.