About Spoto Bands

ABOUT SPOTO HIGH SCHOOL BANDS

The Spoto band program has a tradition of excellence. Our students develop a tremendous work ethic in order to carry on that tradition with each new school year. The band program continues to move in new directions in music-making. We look back on the past with respect, and we reach for the future with new goals and determination.

As it should be, our students' greatest musical growth and experiences come from the core of the SHS program; the concert bands (2 classes), jazz ensemble, and the percussion techniques class. Each class requires a year-long commitment of great music-making. We believe in teaching our students to play well, to develop listening skills and sensitivity, to express themselves in music, but most importantly to be respectful, hard-working members of a “team” persevering together toward goals that we cannot reach alone.

There are also several after school ensembles, The Spartan Marching Band, plus master classes are offered for specific instruments through the year. Students are encouraged to participate in Chamber Music, numerous Honor Bands and a Solo & Ensemble Festival.