The St. Paul's Concert Band program is a strong and active instrumental music curriculum dedicated to supporting and representing St. Paul's Episcopal School. The Band program is comprised of students in grades 5-12 participating in Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Band. Each level presents opportunities for public performances such as school concerts, church and civic club presentations.
The Advanced Band performs at Winter and Spring Concerts, District and State Level concert competitions and numerous special performances. Students meet daily after marching season to prepare literature to be performed for the upcoming concerts. Time is taken during these rehearsals to advance each student’s ability level. Students individually compete for the Alabama All-State Band, Solo and Ensemble Festival, and various other honor bands throughout the Southeast.
The Intermediate Band is comprised of students in grade 6 and grade 7. Each grade meets separately to learn the skills necessary to be perform age appropriate literature and to successfully participate at the advanced level. Students perform two formal concerts each school year as well as numerous performances related to school activities.
The Beginning Band is primarily made up of students in grade 5. Any student, regardless of grade level, who wishes to learn a musical instrument is encouraged to do so. The students are taught entry level skills and progress to the intermediate level. Students perform two formal concerts each school year as well as performances related to school activities.