This year-long course is a combined ensemble of students in seventh and eighth grade who choose to engage in instrumental music with the highest of standards. Students continue to develop their sound and their rhythmic and technical abilities, and also study standard age-appropriate wind repertoire that pushes students to newer and higher musical heights. This is the only Middle School band that travels, and the ensemble performs at the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association District XII Assessment, as well as in other opportunities that arise. In addition, the band performs at the winter and spring concerts.