The Paradise Valley High School Instrumental Music Program is a proud representative of the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Our mission is to provide a well-rounded and thrilling music education experience for the students of Paradise Valley High School that includes opportunities to perform in ensembles of every type: Orchestra, Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Pit Orchestra, Chamber Music, among others.
We believe in promoting a culture that embraces students of all backgrounds, including those with no prior musical experience. We believe that the Paradise Valley Band and Orchestra offer a safe place to learn about not only music, but about being a part of a special team, develop specialized skills, and learn more about yourself in the process. We believe in creating a space of belonging, a classroom that is engaging and fun, and where everyone learns about all kinds of music.
The Instrumental Music Ensembles at PVHS have been recognized in the last several years as some of the strongest in Phoenix, Arizona. In the past several years, both the PVHS Concert Band and Orchestra ensembles have received Superior w/Distinction Ratings at Concert Festivals, the highest recognition that a music group can receive. The Pride of Paradise Marching Band has had a legacy of success over the past several years, including two 4th place finishes (out of aproximately 80 bands) in 2017 and 2019 at ABODA and AZMBA State Marching Band Festivals. This year, PVHS was proud to strengthen its Jazz program by offering a full time Zero-Hour Jazz Ensemble course, open to all students.
Paradise Valley HS is proud to have a full-fledged chamber music program, with an Orchestra Chamber Ensemble Unit in the Fall, and a Concert Band Chamber Ensemble Unit in the Spring!
Check out our Marching Band on the news here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H9EZeJbaVw
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