Wind Ensemble

This audition-only group of wind and percussion instrumentalists is our finest ensemble in wind music performance. Repertoire consists of top level band literature encompassing various styles and periods of music. The band presents numerous concerts throughout the year and participates in festivals and competitions. Members of the Wind Ensemble appear at all home varsity football games, and serve as the core of the Basketball Band.


Symphonic Band

Members of the Symphonic Band are auditioned and continue to develop tone production, articulation, reading music, scales, and solo and ensemble performance. Repertoire consists of outstanding band literature encompassing various styles and periods of music. The Symphonic Band performs at two concerts each year and will travel to one festival each spring. Members of the Symphonic Band appear at all home varsity football games, and serve as the core of the Basketball Band.


Concert Band

Members of the Concert Band work on developing their basic skills in tone production, articulation, reading music, scales, and solo and ensemble performance. Repertoire consists of solid band literature encompassing various styles and periods of music. The Concert Band performs at two concerts each year. Members of the Concert Band appear at all home varsity football games, and serve as the core of the Basketball Band.


Jazz Band

This audition-only group consists of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, and percussion players. This group provides opportunities for the performance of outstanding jazz literature, and the study of jazz styles, jazz history, and improvisation. The Jazz Band performs in numerous concerts and festivals throughout the year including the Reno International Jazz Festival each spring.


Instrumental Music Studio

This class is ideal for students who wish to improve their music reading skills, learn to play an instrument for the first time, or learn to play a secondary instrument.