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CONCERT ENSEMBLES

Concert Ensemble participation for wind/percussion students runs concurrently with marching band, however, there are no after school concert band rehearsals until after marching season is over.

 

Concert Band

The Sickles HS Concert Band is open to all students at Sickles HS. The band is divided into a woodwind class and a brass/percussion class. Concert attire for Concert Band is black dress pants/shirt/shoes/socks/belt. Ladies also have the option to purchase the black band dress.

Jazz Band

Students with interest in participating in the Sickles High School Jazz Program through auditions with the Band Director.  Jazz is an elective class at Sickles; all forms of jazz and all time periods are studied and performed.  In 2019, due to growing interest and student musician talent, the Sickles Jazz Program increased to over 40 students in two performing ensembles.

 

In addition to performing at school concerts and in the local community, the Jazz Ensembles participate in a music performance assessment (MPA) successfully at the District and State level.  For smaller community venues, a Jazz Combo is also available to perform.  Performance dress for student musicians in jazz consists of all black; black shirt, socks, pants, belt, shoes, and a green uniform tie provided by the school.  There is also a green SHS Jazz Polo worn for some outdoor venues.  Ties and polo shirts are provided through a nominal class fee for supplies.

 

The SHS Jazz Ensemble was honored to play in Jackson Square in New Orleans, the iconic Daytona Beach Bandstand, and for the Hillsborough County School Board.  Always a treat to hear and with a strong community following; local community performances have included the holiday stage at Chick Fil A on Waters Avenue, Arbor Terrace Senior Living, Westfield Mall at Citrus Park, and more.

Master Musician

The Master Musician program is designed to encourage talented music students to continue their progress beyond the classroom setting.  This program gives students an opportunity to if receive district level recognition, achieve their highest musical potential and develop a professional portfolio which can be used as an indicator of achievement for college auditions, admissions, and scholarships.   Learn More

 

 

Symphonic Band

Membership in the Sickles Symphonic band is based on audition. The Symphonic Band consistently performs at all concert and music performance assessments.  Concert attire for Symphonic Band is black dress pants/shirt/shoes/socks/belt. Ladies also have the option to purchase the black band dress.

 

Wind Ensemble

The Sickles Wind Ensemble is the top-auditioned group of the Sickles Band Program. The Wind Ensemble performs the highest level of the concert band repertoire, and performs at several concerts and all Music Performance Assessments, both district and state level. Concert attire for Wind Ensemble is a black tuxedo for gentleman, and black band dress for ladies.

 

 
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