The Charleston County School of the Arts High School Band

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Is it any surprise that this band hails from Charleston, renowned worldwide for excellence in the performing arts?  The musicians of the Charleston County School of the Arts perform an exceptional quality, expansive music  portfolio including classical, contemporary and jazz - and they never disappoint. More and more, the SOA Band is being tapped as a quality entertainment resource for the Charleston community.

Any student in Charleston County can audition to be a part of this great band. Those that make it earn the privilege of performing with some of the best young musicians in South Carolina. Striving for excellence every day and in every performance, the SOA High School Band is a shining example of what every school band should be.

Lessons learned from being a member of the band have life-long implications. Students learn commitment, the rewards of effort, the joy of friendship, and the importance of cooperation and leadership.  

"I believe arts education in music ... is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface ... the joy of music should be central to the education of every American child."." (Richard W. Riley former Sec. of Education and former SC Governor).


Several band members participated in support of the production of Music Man. Most played in the pit, a few others participated  as actors and others as part of the production crew.

Music Man January, 2012

Link to album

Also see ....


Jazz Fest 2012 Newberry College

2011Veterans'  Day Performance at Park Circle


Veterans Day 2011 at Park Circle

Jump Jive and Wail

SOA Jazz Band




SOA performances not only give students an opportunity to demonstrate their talents, they also provide a means of fundraising. Donations and paid performances support this thriving music program's expenses for travel, clinicians, instruments and much more.

Interested in hiring a great band for a special occasion such as a corporate event, a wedding  or a party? If so, give us a call. We have a variety of ensembles, brass and woodwind, sure to exceed you highest expectations! And of course, we always appreciate donations of any amount. 

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