Color Guard is a dance oriented ensemble designed to continue the development of skills used during marching band. Winter guard is open to any student and rehearses November through March from 5-8:00 on Thursdays.
The NM Dance Team is an after-school program that focuses on movement and dance with an emphasis on conditioning and choreography. The team is student led and works collaboratively to choreograph, rehearse, and perform routines. Students with little or no dance experience are encouraged to join as well as those with more extensive backgrounds in dance. The team work towards common goals with members teaching each other and making routines accessible to all. All you need is a willingness to learn and an interest in the art of movement!
Jazz Band is an advanced, extra-curricular ensemble for students interested in performing jazz. Emphasis will be on the preparation and performance of grade IV-VI jazz literature. Students will hone individual playing techniques as well as develop ensemble skills throughout the course of the year. Rehearsals will run after school on a weekly basis beginning in December. Although it is not required, private study is highly recommended for students enrolled in this course. Students are required to perform in all band concerts at the high school. Participation in either Wind Symphony or Concert Band is required for participation in Jazz Band.
Marching Band is a large ensemble that rehearses once a week in the summer and then 2 nights a week in the fall in addition to performing at all home football games and competing at Marching Band Festivals. Please note that Marching Band is a voluntary ensemble, but that students must be enrolled in either Concert Band or Wind Symphony to join Marching Band. Students receive 2.5 credits for this activity and it will appear on your transcript.
The Tri-M Music Honor Society® is a program of NAfME which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M® is the only national honor society for student musicians in grades 6-12. There are more than 1,800 chapters across all 50 states, involving more than 75,000 students. Each year, these students contribute more than 750,000 service hours to their schools and local communities, and raise nearly $1 million for causes they care about.