The mission of the Monroe Area High School Band is to create a fun environment where we strive to perform at a professional level while accepting and caring for one another. We are passionately driven to succeed through focus and productivity. By demonstrating consistency in performance, the Hurricane Band is setting the standard through achievement in which it develops a healthy team concept, strong individuals, and exceptional leaders. The band experience should be one that leaves a lasting character impression and one that facilitates lessons that apply to life in general. The Monroe Area Band, most importantly, does not lose sight of its PRIDE: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence
- Symphonic Band
The symphonic band is the top performing organization in the instrumental music department during the school year. Membership is selected by the band director. The symphonic band will be comprised of students with the performing and behavioral ability necessary to play grade 4literature.
- Concert Band
The concert band is the 2ndperforming organization in the instrumental music department during the school year. Membership is selected by the band director. The concert band will be comprised of students with the performing and behavioral ability necessary to play grade 2 literature.
- Jazz Band
The jazz band plays for community events and performs throughout the year. Jazz band is held after marching season has concluded after school. It is open to all grade levels. Students that participate in the jazz band are selected by the director. Students are also expected to perform for after school and evening events.
- All-State, Regional, and District Band
Members of the band program are eligible to audition for the all-state and district honor bands. Auditions are held in December with “finals” held in January. Students may register for this event in September. Students may go to gmea.org to print off their scales and etude under the all-state band section. Students will also be required to perform the chromatic scale.
Students will have an opportunity to apply for the UGAJanfest Band Festival. This is a wonderful event for our students. If accepted, students will spend two nights and days at the University of Georgia in an honor band setting. Students will have an opportunity to perform with students from all over the state as well as work with some of the best band directors in the country.