Standard instrumentation includes trumpets, trombones, saxophones, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar, drum set and auxiliary percussion. Music will be selected from Jazz, Latin, Rock and Swing styles within the context of a "Big Band." Stage Band will meet during the regular school day, and students are required to participate in a winter and spring concert as well as graduation and other special events.
Students learn the technical side of live performance support and studio recording.
Sound Reinforcement: These students set up and manage shows by our stage band. Then, taking it to the next level, they provide live sound reinforcement for outside performances, including complex musical productions by other schools, multi-band music festivals, and community concerts. They develop great planning, organizing, coordinating, and real-time problem solving skills. Musical productions have included managing 16 wireless microphones among up to 32 actors.
Audio Engineering: These students work in our professional quality digital recording studio producing expertly engineered, multi-track recordings. Managing up to 32 tracks, they learn how to mix, balance, and modify music recorded by our own performing groups.
Video Production: Music Production students coordinate with our Media Studies and Video Production groups to create various types of video.