Prior to each school year, all woodwind, brass, and percussion students entering the North Paulding High School Band Program will be required to perform a placement audition that will determine which ensemble they will be assigned to for the upcoming school year. All students will perform major scales, a prepared etude, and sight-reading. Once the auditions are completed, students will be placed in one of the four ensembles based on the results of their performance. Please understand that we must do everything we can during course registration to ensure that students are placed in the correct ensemble. Students will not be permitted to perform with an ensemble that they do not rehearse with on a daily basis. If a student chooses to not assist with a scheduling issue, the next student on the list will be placed in his/her seat. BAND IS A YEAR LONG CLASS. Students are required to participate for the full year. Please reference the block scheduling information on the band website on how to ensure students are in band both semesters for all four years of high school. Students that do not audition will be automatically placed in the Concert Band.
The band program at North Paulding consist of four concert ensembles. After school we offer the Wolfpack Marching Band, color guard, winter guard, and indoor percussion.
CONCERT BAND (indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Beginning Band”) – this ensemble is a performance based ensemble that is used to meet the needs of those musicians that are not ready to perform in one of the more advanced ensembles. This ensemble can be best described as a technique/fundamentals ensemble. Students may consist of grades 9-12.
SYMPHONIC BAND I (indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Intermediate Band”) – this ensemble is a performance based ensemble with a set instrumentation that will perform level 4 literature. Students may consist of grades 9-12.
SYMPHONIC BAND II (indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Advanced Band”) – this ensemble is a performance based ensemble with a set instrumentation that will perform level 5 literature. Students may consist of grades 9-12.
WIND SYMPHONY (indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Mastery Band”) – this ensemble is a performance based ensemble with a set instrumentation that will perform level 6 and collegiate literature. Students may consist of grades 9-12. The Wind Symphony is considered to be the premier instrumental ensemble at North Paulding High School, with the ensemble’s approach to music making modeled after a collegiate level program.
COLOR GUARD – auditions are open to all students grades 9-12 campus wide. This ensemble meets in conjunction with the marching band after school from July – November. AUDITIONS ARE APRIL 24-28 (3:45-6:30pm)
MARCHING BAND – all students in grades 9-12 are eligible to perform in the Wolfpack Pride Marching Band regardless of which ensemble that he/she has been placed in. The Wolfpack Pride is the most visual performance ensemble at NPHS. Information related to the Wolfpack Pride may be found on the marching band page. KICKOFF MEETING FOR THE WOLFPACK PRIDE IS APRIL 18 at 7pm.
WOODWIND/BRASS/STRING BASS/PIANO: INFO IS LOCATED ON THE WIND BANDS PAGE
PERCUSSION INFO IS LOCATED ON THE PERCUSSION PAGE
Incoming Freshman – woodwind/brass/percussion: March 29-31 (4-7pm) You pick a date and time to come in.