Concert Band provides students with the opportunity to learn a new instrument, as well continue their music education after general music. In Concert Band, students not only learn how to play their instruments, but they also learn how to perform within an ensemble. Students also learn elements of world cultures, Music History, Music Theory, and Composition in the Concert Band setting.
Students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity to participate in Concert Band, with students typically beginning in 5th Grade Band, followed by 6th Grade Band, a combined 7th/8th Grade Band, and finally a combined High School Band, consisting of students in grades 9-12. Each of these ensembles performs in four concerts throughout the year. Aside from concerts, Concert Band students also have the opportunity to audition for All-State, participate in Honor Bands, Solo & Ensemble Contests, and even play for liturgies. High School Concert Band also participates in the IHSMA's (Iowa High School Music Association) State Large Group Contest each May.