Memphis Central Warriors Music Ensembles

  Marching Band   The Central Warriors Marching Band operates primarily during the fall and is comprised of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Color Guard. Basics of marching and playing in an outdoor ensemble setting are stressed. Performances include football games, performance assessments, festivals, and parades. This band rehearses after school. Instrumentalists of this group should be enrolled in Sr. Band I; Sr. Band Honors I, II, III, IV; or Senior Band Advanced Honors I, II, III, or IV.

Marching Band

The Central Warriors Marching Band operates primarily during the fall and is comprised of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Color Guard. Basics of marching and playing in an outdoor ensemble setting are stressed. Performances include football games, performance assessments, festivals, and parades. This band rehearses after school. Instrumentalists of this group should be enrolled in Sr. Band I; Sr. Band Honors I, II, III, IV; or Senior Band Advanced Honors I, II, III, or IV.

  Jazz Band   Designed for musicians interested in learning elements of jazz music. Emphasis is placed on development of swing, blues, pop, rock, and Latin styles of repertoire and performance. Members are required to audition for All-West Band. Performances include concerts, performance assessments, festivals, and music conferences. Instrumentalists must be in the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band unless they play a “non-concert” instrument. Instrumentalists of this group must be enrolled in (Jazz) Stage Band I, II, III, IV.

Jazz Band

Designed for musicians interested in learning elements of jazz music. Emphasis is placed on development of swing, blues, pop, rock, and Latin styles of repertoire and performance. Members are required to audition for All-West Band. Performances include concerts, performance assessments, festivals, and music conferences. Instrumentalists must be in the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band unless they play a “non-concert” instrument. Instrumentalists of this group must be enrolled in (Jazz) Stage Band I, II, III, IV.

  Wind Ensemble   Designed for the more advanced musicians with emphasis placed on the musicianship skills required for performance of sophisticated literature. Members are required to audition for All-West Band. Performances include concerts, performance assessments, festivals, and music conferences. After-school rehearsal time is required. Members must also participate in the Marching Band. Members of this group should be enrolled in Sr. Band Advanced Honors I, II, III, or IV. Private lessons strongly recommended, and expected of experienced players.

Wind Ensemble

Designed for the more advanced musicians with emphasis placed on the musicianship skills required for performance of sophisticated literature. Members are required to audition for All-West Band. Performances include concerts, performance assessments, festivals, and music conferences. After-school rehearsal time is required. Members must also participate in the Marching Band. Members of this group should be enrolled in Sr. Band Advanced Honors I, II, III, or IV. Private lessons strongly recommended, and expected of experienced players.

 
  Symphonic Band   This ensemble is designed to develop the necessary skills needed to display advanced musicianship capabilities. Members are required to audition for the All-West Band. The Symphonic Band will perform varied repertoire from all musical periods and as well as varied styles. The Symphonic Band strives for excellence by performing in concerts, performance assessments, and festivals. After school rehearsals are mandatory in order to attain a high level of performance. Members must participate in Marching Band. Members of this group should be enrolled in Sr. Band I, II, III, or IV (Honors). Private lessons are strongly recommended.

Symphonic Band

This ensemble is designed to develop the necessary skills needed to display advanced musicianship capabilities. Members are required to audition for the All-West Band. The Symphonic Band will perform varied repertoire from all musical periods and as well as varied styles. The Symphonic Band strives for excellence by performing in concerts, performance assessments, and festivals. After school rehearsals are mandatory in order to attain a high level of performance. Members must participate in Marching Band. Members of this group should be enrolled in Sr. Band I, II, III, or IV (Honors). Private lessons are strongly recommended.

  Percussion Ensemble   This ensemble is required for all percussionists in the band program. Emphasis is placed on the development of rudimentary skills and drum line performance. Instrumentalists of this group should be enrolled in Percussion Class. Private lessons strongly recommended, and expected of experienced players.

Percussion Ensemble

This ensemble is required for all percussionists in the band program. Emphasis is placed on the development of rudimentary skills and drum line performance. Instrumentalists of this group should be enrolled in Percussion Class. Private lessons strongly recommended, and expected of experienced players.