Westfield Performing Arts
Concert Band is the intermediate level instrumental ensemble at WHS. Students will be exposed to a variety of literature and introduced to the expectations of a high school performing ensemble. Concert Band is open to all students and will present several public performances throughout the school year.
Wind Ensemble members are selected by audition. This group will perform upper level literature with a focus on developing the individual musician. Wind Ensemble will perform at several public concerts and participate in the ISSMA Organizational Band Contest.
Symphonic Band is the top performing ensemble in the band department at WHS. It features advanced musicians selected by audition only, and performs demanding repertoire at a high level throughout the year. The WHS Symphonic Band has a history of excellence, consistently earning silver and gold ratings in ISSMA at the Group I level.
The jazz program at WHS features many components, some of them inside of class and some of them outside of the school day. Current offerings include a jazz band class during second trimester, and an after-school ensemble that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5. Both of these groups work on jazz skills such as improvisation and style, through studying a variety of repertoire.