About Symphonic Band

Membership in this group is open to all students at Mariner High School, and participation in the marching band is strongly suggested. This group encourages and develops individual practice skills and large ensemble rehearsal techniques. The ensemble generally plays Grade 3+ literature from the FBA List.  The Concert Band performs at FBA Assessment events, and performs several required concerts throughout the school year.

Ensemble Placement and Seating Rotation

Placement of students into one of the concert ensembles is at the discretion of the Director, which is based on knowledge of the playing ability, instrumentation needs of the ensemble, and attitude of the student.  Auditions are offered for the Wind Ensemble to be used as a guide for admission to that particular class, or placement in other classes.  The goal is to develop well-balanced ensembles that will function independently at the highest level of excellence. To insure that all students receive the best musical education possible, the director will rotate part assignments throughout the year.  This means that students will rotate chairs in order to experience what it is like to play each part (role) within their section