The Concert Ensembles
The Holly Springs High School Band Program consists of three concert band programs: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and The Wind Ensemble.
The Concert Band was the first indoor ensemble established in 2006. The group remains the entry ensemble to the Holly Springs High School Band Program. Students work to bridge the gap between their middle and high school training, improving their fundamental skills. The ensemble performs music at the III and IV level. The Concert Band has earned Superior Ratings at the Music Performance Adjudication in 2007, 2008, 2012, and 2015. The ensemble has also performed in Williamsburg and Chantilly, VA; Cleveland, OH; and Disney World, FL.
The Symphonic Band was created in the fall of 2013, as the program’s intermediate ensemble after the Concert Band had grown to over 85 members. The group performs music at the IV and V level. This ensemble requires an audition and is designed to further prepare members to perform advanced literature. The Symphonic Band has earned Superior Ratings at the Music Performance Adjudication in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
The Wind Ensemble is the most advanced ensemble in the band program. This ensemble requires an audition. Created in 2008, the group has placed many members in the All-District, All-State, and Bands of America Honor Bands. In addition to this, several members study privately and perform with the Triangle Youth Brass Ensembles. The Wind Ensemble performs music routinely on the VI and college level. The group has earned Superior Ratings at the Music Performance Adjudication in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Wind Ensemble commissioned and premiered “On Golden Wings” by Michael Oare in 2016.