Music Ensembles

Fall and Spring Orchestras

Our PVHS Orchestra Class meets 3rd Block (10:40am-12:06pm) every day. We have two semester of orchestra: Fall Orchestra and Spring Orchestra. We encourage our students to participate in both semesters to continue building consistent skills on their instruments, and because each semester of orchestra offers different opportunities.

Fall Orchestra: Chamber Music, Holiday Concert

Spring Orchestra: Orchestra Area Competitive Concert Festival, March and May Themed Concerts

Pride of Paradise

Marching Band, Color Guard, and Percussion

The 2019 Pride of Paradise had huge success with our fun show theme, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," a Cowboys vs. Aliens show that recieved 5th Place out of 84 bands at the 2019 AZMBA State Marching Band Grand Championships. The PVHS Marching Band and Color Guard rehearses 1st block during the school day during the Fall semester, in addition to Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Percussionists should register instead for our 5th Block Percussion class, but if they have room in their schedule, are also welcome to join the 1st Block Marching Band class. No audition required. Course enrollment required.

2021 Marching Band Camp Dates are:

  • July 12-14: Percussion Camp (9am-4pm)

  • July 15-16: Student Leadership Camp (9am-4:30pm)

  • July 17: Pre-Band Camp Meeting (10:30am)

  • July 19-23: Band Camp for ALL Members (8am-9pm)

PVHS Jazz Ensemble

The PVHS Jazz Ensemble is one of the premiere performing ensembles at PV, and is the only PVHS Instrumental Ensemble that meets all-year. This course offerings is a Zero-Hour Course that meets from 6:40am-7:23am every day before school. This course offers students the opportunity to explore: how to play in a jazz style, how to improvise on their instrument, and the history of jazz as a musical medium. The PVHS Jazz Ensembles gives special performances in December and an end-of-the-year Evening of Jazz. No audition required. Course enrollment for the full school year is required.

PVHS Concert Band

The PVHS Concert Band is the counterpart to Marching Band in the Spring, and rehearses during 1st block during the Spring semester. The concert band performances 3-5 times per semester, and focuses on both staples of the concert band repertoire, in addition to contemporary music. The Concert Band performs a Chamber Concert in March, and a themed concert in May. No audition required. Course enrollment required.

Musical Pit Orchestra

PVHS is proud to feature exclusively live student musicians in our pit orchestra to accompany the Drama Department's Spring Musical Production. In the recent years, students have provided live music for "Shrek the Musical," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Little Mermaid," and "Beauty and the Beast." This year's musical will take place at the end of April. Rehearsals will begin in January, and will take place after school 2-3 days per week. Audition required. Course enrollment not required.

Basketball Band

The PVHS Basketball Band performs at sporting events during the Spring Semester. The PVHS Basketball Band will perform at select Boys and Girls Home Basketball Games throughout the months of January - February. No audition required. No course enrollment required.