High School Band
Students in grades 9-12 make up the high school band. A variety of ensembles exist at the high school including the concert band, marching band, jazz band, pep band, and drumline. The marching band performs for home football games and at regional marching contests during the fall months. They perform three concerts during the remainder of the year: The Indoor Marching Show, The Winter Concert, and The District Wide Pops Concert. In addition, students also have the option to audition for honor bands and perform in the solo or ensemble contest.
Marching Band Competitions
The Oriole Pride Marching Band performs at area competitions during the fall. This is a co-curricular activity (marching band is a part of band class).
Indoor Marching Show
Junior high and High school students preform their marching pieces at the Indoor Show. The drumlines and color guard also perform at this concert.
The Winter Concert
The Winter concert is the first major performance of the year. Students perform various styles of music.
The high school jazz band is an extra curricular ensemble that performs a concert in Lennox and also competes at local competitions. Students are exposed to swing, latin, rock, and funk music.
Solo and Ensemble Contest/Large Group Contest
Students prepare a solo or a small ensemble piece. They will perform their piece in front of a judge, and family and friends at solo and ensemble contest. The concert band performs at large group contest every spring. Students prepare a selection of pieces and performs for a judge.
The District Wide Pops Concert
The pops concert features all of the band ensembles in grades 9-12.
All State Orchestra, All State Band, and All State Jazz Band
Beginning in 9th grade, students can try out for high school all-state band. This requires students to learn all of their scales, a prepared solo, an etude, sight-reading, and a written musical terms test. If students are selected, they will get the honor of playing in the all state band.
Every fours years, the high school band travels and performs in various locations. This gives students opportunities to explore the world and experience new things. On each trip, students are exposed to musical experiences such as concerts, parades, and musicals and shows. In past years, the Lennox Band has traveled to Branson, New York City, and most recently Los Angeles in 2019.