Band

High School Band
This large ensemble is for wind and percussion players in grades 9-12. The emphasis is on building musical skills and excellence in performance. In addition to the full ensemble rehearsals, students are required to attend small group lessons, perform in two evening concerts, perform at the Graduation Ceremony and participate in the Memorial Day Ceremony in the Gouverneur Community. This ensemble is for students who have had some previous training on a band instrument.
Jazz Ensemble
This is an extra curricular ensemble that meets once a week September through May. Students in the Jazz Ensemble play a wide variety of music from pop/rock to jazz, featuring individuals and learning improvisation skills. Students may join the Jazz Ensemble by speaking with the band director. Jazz Ensemble performs at a variety of school and community events throughout the year.
7th & 8th Grade Band
This large ensemble is for wind and percussion players in grades 7 and 8. The emphasis is on building musical skills and knowledge, and increasing musicianship on individual instruments and in an ensemble setting. In addition to full ensemble rehearsals students are required to attend small group lessons and perform in two evening concerts. This ensemble if for students with at least one year of training on a musical instrument.
Beginners Band
This ensemble is comprised of mostly 6th grade students, or those who are starting a new instrument in an upper grade. The emphasis is on building basic skills and increasing musicianship on individual instruments and in an ensemble setting. In addition to full ensemble rehearsals students are required to attend small group lessons and perform in one evening concert. This ensemble is for students with little or no training on a musical instrument.