Music Ensembles

Fall and Spring Orchestras

Our PVHS Orchestra Class meets 2nd Block (9:01am-10:34am) 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 and Color Guard

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 our 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. No audition required. Course enrollment required.

TENTATIVE 2020 Marching Band Camp Dates are:

  • July 13-15: Percussion Camp (9am-4pm)
  • July 16-17: Student Leadership Camp (9am-4:30pm)
  • July 18: Pre-Band Camp Meeting (10:30am)
  • July 20: New Members Band Camp (8am-9pm)
  • July 21-24: Band Camp for ALL Members (8am-9pm)

PVHS Jazz Ensemble

The PVHS Jazz Ensemble 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 opportuntiy to explore: how to play in a jazz style, how to improvise on their instrument, and the history of jazz as a musical medium. No audition required. Course enrollment 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. 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 from April 2-4. 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 Pep Band performs at sporting events during the Spring Semester. The PVHS Pep Band will perform at select Boys and Girls Home Basketball Games throughout the months of January - February. No audition required. No course enrollment required.