INDOOR

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony is the top performing concert ensemble in the band program and is open to students in all four grade levels. In order to be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate the highest level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. A student must seriously pursue individual goals on their instrument as well as working diligently toward ensemble goals. Auditioning for All-Region band and playing a solo and ensemble at the Solo and Ensemble Contest is required. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. 

Symphonic Winds

The Symphonic Winds is the second performing concert ensemble and is comprised of students in all four grade levels. In order to be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate the highest level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Auditioning for All-Region band is strongly encouraged. Playing a solo and ensemble at the Solo and Ensemble Contest is required. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. 

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band is the third performing concert ensemble and is comprised of students in all four grade levels. In order to be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate the highest level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Auditioning for All-Region band is not required but is encouraged for those who have adequately prepared the music. Playing a solo and ensemble at Solo and Ensemble Contest is required. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. 

Concert Band

Concert Band is the third performing concert ensemble and is comprised of students in all four grade levels. In order to be a member of this group, a student must demonstrate the highest level of musical maturity, technical proficiency, and commitment to rehearsal and practice time. Auditioning for All-Region band is not required but is encouraged for those who have adequately prepared the music. Students in Concert Band will have the option of performing at Solo and Ensemble Contest or performing for the class in lieu of the contest performance. Private lessons are strongly encouraged. 

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Band is an ensemble composed of players from all of the concert bands. Auditions are required for membership. The Jazz band meets during a normal class period and is designed to expose students to the jazz idiom; history, theory and style. 

OUTDOOR

Competition Band

The Competition Band is the top marching ensemble at Seven Lakes High School. Membership is open to students in all four grades. Students are chosen for the competition band based upon marching and music evaluations beginning in the spring of the previous year, continuing through the first part of July/August camp.

Spartan Band

The Spartan Band is comprised of all students in the SLHS band who are not a member of the competition band. The Spartan Spirit Band does perform at every football halftime throughout the year. Our intent is to provide all students the appropriate educational opportunity to succeed and ensure that everyone can participate. 

Color Guard

The Color Guard works toward competitive festivals with the Marching Band in the fall and becomes its own performing unit during the spring semester. Auditions are in the spring semester and are open to any SLHS student or current 8th grader at an SLHS Cluster Middle School. The Open and Scholastic A Winter Guards are extra-curricular ensembles that meet during the spring semester. These groups work toward competitive festivals and are an important part of the entire program. Auditions are in the fall semester and are open to any SLHS students, as well as incoming 8th grade students. 
John Mays

Director of Bands

Allen Vinson

Associate Director of Bands

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Jamie McDonald

Associate Director of Bands

James Gabonay

Color Guard Director

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