Pride of the Prairie band members in uniform and in a line.

Pride of the Prairie Band

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    Band Level I (One Credit)
    This band (Band 1) is reserved for those students who are not part of the wind ensemble/symphonic band/concert band
    (grades 9-12). Student conduct, attendance, and eligibility will be considered when being selected. Instrument and
    contest fees are paid for by the school district. Rehearsals are held during the school day and there are minimum outside-the-day
    requirements, with the exception of concerts and UIL contests.


    Band Level II (One Credit)
    By audition only
    Concert Band (Band II) is available to all band students who are not part of the wind ensemble or symphonic band
    (grades 9-12). This is an auditioned band and student conduct, attendance and eligibility are considered. This is a
    performance-based class; students and parents can expect several evening and/or Saturday performances during the
    school year and mandatory weekly sectionals before or after school.


    Band Level III (One Credit)
    By audition only
    Symphonic Band (Band III, Non-Varsity) is available to band students, grades 9-12. This is an auditioned band and
    student conduct, attendance and eligibility are considered. This is a performance-based class; students and parents can
    expect several evening and/or Saturday performances during the school year and mandatory weekly sectionals before or
    after school. Participation in all-region/state, solo/ensemble contest and UIL concert/sight-reading contest is mandatory.
    Much like the wind ensemble, this group performs difficult, advanced literature

    Band Level IV (One Credit)
    By audition only
    The Wind Ensemble (Band IV, Varsity) is available to band students, grades 9-12. This is an auditioned band and student
    conduct, attendance and eligibility are considered. This is a performance-based class; students and parents can expect
    several evening and/or Saturday performances during the school year and mandatory weekly sectionals before or after
    school. Participation in all-region/State, Solo/Ensemble Contest and UIL concert/sight-reading contest is mandatory. This
    group performs extremely difficult literature at an extremely high level. 


    Marching Band (One-half credit)
    Fall semester only
    The marching band is comprised of all band students in the fall. The group performs at football games, pep rallies,
    parades, competitions, and many community events. All performances and rehearsals are mandatory. 


    Color Guard / Winter Guard (One-half to One credit)
    By audition only
    The color guard, or “auxiliary unit,” is a part of the marching band. The group performs at football games, pep rallies,
    parades, competitions, and many community events. All performances and rehearsals are mandatory. Membership is
    based on audition. 


    Jazz Ensemble (One Credit)
    By audition only
    The jazz ensemble is available to band students, grades 9-12. The jazz ensemble is a very small group comprised of the
    following instruments: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar (or upright bass), acoustic guitar, piano, and
    percussion. This is an auditioned band and student conduct, attendance and eligibility are considered. With the exception
    of piano, guitar, and string bass, membership is open to students currently enrolled in band.