ENSEMBLES

Currently, the South Forsyth High School Band Program supports 9 large ensembles. They are the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Varsity Winter Guard and Junior Varsity Winter Guard. In addition, the South Forsyth High School Band frequently has students accepted into groups such as the GMEA All-State Band, District Honor Band, UGA Janfest Honor Band, various DCI World-Class Division I Drum & Bugle Corps, various Independent WGI World Class Winter Guards and various WGI Independent World Class Indoor Percussion Ensembles. In addition, the South Forsyth High School Band Program also supports small ensembles such as brass and woodwind quintets. 

WIND ENSEMBLE

(indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Mastery Band”)

 

The Wind Ensemble at South Forsyth High School features the finest musicians in the South Forsyth band program. The Wind Ensemble is the most advanced level ensemble at South Forsyth and plays grade six literature and master works from the band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is on par with many college level bands and is known throughout the state for their consistent and high level performance.

Members of the Wind Ensemble will perform three school concerts a year and participate in GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) band contests and outside musical opportunities when they present themselves. At Large Group Performance Evaluation in March, the students consistently earned straight superior ratings for their performance.

WIND SMYPHONY

(indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Advanced Band”)

 

The Wind Symphony is the second of four wind bands at South Forsyth High School.  The Symphonic Band meets 4 days during the school week all year and is populated by mostly 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.  The Wind Symphony focuses on refining instrumental playing skills and performing quality music literature of a higher difficulty level.

Members of the Wind Symphony will perform three school concerts a year and participate in GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) band contests and outside musical opportunities when they present themselves. At Large Group Performance Evaluation in March, the students consistently earned straight superior ratings for their performance.  

SYMPHONIC BAND

(indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Intermediate Band”)

 

The Symphonic Band is the third of four wind bands at South Forsyth High School. The Symphonic Band is the intermediate level band at South Forsyth High School. The Symphonic Band meets 4 days during the school week all year and is populated by mostly 9th-10th grade students.  The Symphonic Band focuses on refining instrumental playing skills and performing quality music literature of a higher difficulty level.

Members of the Symphonic Band will perform three school concerts a year and participate in GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) band contests and outside musical opportunities when they present themselves. At Large Group Performance Evaluation in March, the students consistently earned straight superior ratings for their performance.  

CONCERT BAND

(indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Beginning Band”)

 

The Concert Band is the fourth band at South Forsyth High School. The Concert Band is the entry level band at South Forsyth High School. The Concert Band meets 4 days during the school week all year and is populated by mostly 9th grade students.  The Concert Band focuses on refining instrumental playing skills and performing quality music literature of a higher difficulty level.

Members of the Concert Band will perform three school concerts a year.

MARCHING BAND

(Co - Curricular)

 

All enrolled brass, woodwind, color guard and percussion students in grades 9-12 are eligible to perform in the marching band regardless of which ensemble that he/she has been placed in. The marching band is the most visual performance ensemble at SFHS with over 20 performances during the first semester of the school year. 

JAZZ BAND

(Extra - Curricular)

 

This ensemble is a performance-based group with a set instrumentation that strictly performs Jazz literature. The ensemble is made up of 9th through 12th graders. The SFHS Jazz Band is considered as an honor group that explores various styles such as smooth, funk, swing, cool and occasionally rock. 

INDOOR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

(Extra - Curricular)

 

The South Forsyth High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble is a performance-based group with a set instrumentation. All percussion students in grades 9-12 are expected to perform with the group. Non-percussionist are accepted by audition only.

VARSITY WINTER GUARD

(Extra - Curricular)

The South Forsyth High School Varsity Winter Guard is a performance-based group with a set number of student accepted into the ensemble each year. All marching band students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition, regardless of their individual role or caption in the marching band.