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Our Ensembles

South Forsyth High School has one of the most comprehensive band programs in the state of Georgia.  Over two hundred students participate in four concert bands, percussion ensemble classes, marching band, a jazz band, indoor percussion, two winter guards, and various chamber ensembles.  

WIND ENSEMBLE

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

 

The South Forsyth Wind Ensemble is the top concert ensemble at South Forsyth High School and comes with the prestige of playing at state and national festivals. The South Forsyth Wind Ensemble plays masterworks, GA level VI music, and commissions and is expected to set the pace for bands in the state of Georgia.

 

Because of this, the SFWE rehearses outside of school time and has video assignments due each week. Admission to the SFWE is by audition and director selection only. Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to audition for GMEA All-State Band and take private lessons. The Wind Ensemble class is an accelerated level ensemble that satisfies state and national standards.

WIND SMYPHONY

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

 

The South Forsyth Wind Symphony is the second band at South Forsyth High School and plays grade V/VI music for concerts and assessments. Admission to the SFWS is by audition and director selection only.

 

Members of this ensemble are highly encouraged to audition for GMEA All-State Band and take private lessons. The Wind Symphony class is an advanced ensemble that satisfies state and national standards.

SYMPHONIC BAND

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

 

The South Forsyth Symphonic Band is the on-level band at South Forsyth High School and regularly plays grade IV/V music at concerts and assessment. Admission to the SFSB is by audition and director selection only.

 

The Symphonic Band class is an ensemble skills-based course that satisfies state and national standards.

CONCERT BAND

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

 

The South Forsyth Concert Band is the intermediate band at South Forsyth High School and plays grade III/IV music at concerts and assessments.

 

This ensemble will focus on development of core individual fundamentals as well as developing ensemble skills.

MARCHING BAND

(extra-curricular)

 

Marching band is an extra-curricular ensemble that features marching winds, percussion, and the colorguard. This ensemble offers the most performance opportunities throughout the fall semester. Marching band students will participate in pre and/or post game, halftime, parades, local, regional, and national competitions.

 

Students participating in school activities will look at the possibilities to see what works best between participation or splitting time. We encourage a well-rounded student at South Forsyth while also having a nationally competitive band program.

JAZZ BAND

(extra-curricular)

 

Jazz band is an extra-curricular ensemble at South Forsyth High. This ensemble will explore jazz and improvisation while giving students hands-on skills to understand and perform jazz literature. The jazz band will hold auditions after the marching season and meet weekly after school. The jazz band will play at local functions and at the Spring Concert. Membership is contingent based upon current membership in the band program (any concert band).

PERCUSSIOn

(indicated in Infinite Campus as, “Advanced Instrumental Ensemble”) &

(Indoor Percussion - extra-curricular)

 

All percussionists in the band program are enrolled in a Percussion Ensemble Class. Students learn the basics through advanced concepts on all the percussion instruments.

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 highly recommended to perform with the group. Our Indoor Percussion Ensemble performs within the WGI and GIPA circuits.

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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. 

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JV WINTER GUARD

(extra-curricular)

The South Forsyth High School Junior 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. 

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