Strike Up the Band
The concert band program at Guerin Prep consists of beginning, intermediate and symphonic bands. These classes meet daily, and private instruction is available on all instruments.
The jazz education program meets after school and consists of two ensembles and an improvisation class.
The symphonic band attended the State of the Art Band Competition at St. Viator’s H.S. on Feb. 18, 2012. They placed 2nd and received “The Best Woodwinds” in the division award. This was also the 9th straight year that the band finished in the top three at this competition
The concert and jazz bands participate in contests and festivals, locally and across the country, throughout the year, providing rich and diverse musical experiences for our students.
During the year, the band holds two concerts: winter and spring. They include performances by the beginning/intermediate band, the symphonic band and the jazz band. At the spring concert, the winners of the Louis Armstrong and John Philip Sousa awards are announced.