The Symphonic Band consists of students ranging in grades 9-12. The primary educational goal of this ensemble is to prepare students for advanced musicianship and eventual admission into the Wind Ensemble. Members of this ensemble will be required to pass off scales (major), etudes, and rhythmic exercises. This ensemble typically studies and performs a wide span of concert literature that varies in genre, style, cultural background, and historical time period. Membership into the Symphonic Band is determined through an audition consisting of scales and sight-reading that is held the year prior. Instrumentation for this ensemble is carefully balanced each year, and only a limited number of students are accepted into this group each year. Current membership in the Symphonic Band does not guarantee membership for the following year.