The Boca Raton High School Band is made up of several ensembles that collectively form the band program as a whole.
This band consists of all students in 5th hour and some students in 3rd hour. It meets after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall semester from 6:00pm to 9:00 PM every week. Additional rehearsals may possibly be scheduled as needed, with two weeks advance notice. Performance requirements include all parades, pep rallies, football games, and marching festivals.
This band consists of students in 3rd hour. Marching Band is not required. After school rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Evening rehearsals may be scheduled during the second semester as required to prepare for festival performances.
The Symphonic Band is the premier ensemble, designed for any student who can musically qualify for membership and must participate in Marching Band. This ensemble focuses on building musical repertoire, and enhancement of musical performance skills. After school rehearsals and performances are mandatory. This band meets during 5th hour.
The Jazz Band is preferably made up of members of Marching, Concert, and Symphonic band. It is an extracurricular and co-curricular performing ensemble, designed for any student who can musically qualify for membership. This ensemble will focus on expanding students’ exposure to jazz literature, and will also address jazz theory and improvisational skills. After school rehearsals and performances are mandatory.
The Percussion Ensemble is a curricular extension of the Percussion Class designed for any student who can musically qualify for membership. This ensemble will focus on developing fundamental techniques and skills necessary to play a variety of percussion instruments in an ensemble setting. This ensemble will focus on both marching and concert aspects of percussion performance. After school rehearsal and performances are mandatory.
The Guard unit performs in the fall semester with the Marching Band. The unit is strictly extra-curricular, and does not require enrollment in a band class. All regulations and requirements of membership in the band program will otherwise apply to all members of the color guard. Members of this unit are responsible for all activities, including rehearsals, performances, and extra activities such as fund raisers. Winter Guard rehearsals and contests in the spring are at the discretion and arrangement of the guard instructor. All members are expected to commit and participate fully in all activities of their respective group. Winter Guard auditions will be held in October.