This special multi-grade band for advanced players was created to motivate students by providing an exciting opportunity to prepare and perform at Band Festivals each Spring. In the past this group has performed at the local La Crosse Area Music Festival Association (LAMFA) Concert Festival as well as the annual Kalahari Band Festival in the Wisconsin Dells. The Symphonic Band is about sacrifice and commitment. Students (as well as their teachers) have to commit and make some sacrifices to attend the handful of mandatory rehearsals. The result of these students’ hard work and commitment is a group that performs more difficult band literature with a more mature sound, while exhibiting a professional look and exemplary behavior.
Auditions for the Symphonic Band are held in early February.