Band Programs

The Thunderhawk Pride Marching Band is Prairie View’s very own competitive marching band. This ensemble competes statewide with marching bands across Colorado. Wind and Percussion students must be enrolled in a band class at Prairie View High School to participate

The Concert Band at Prairie View High School is an intermediate ensemble designed to enrich and expand on student knowledge gained in middle school. Students in this ensemble will work to expand their musicianship, address a wide variety of concert literature and develop advanced skills on their instrument.

The Symphonic Band at Prairie View High School is an advanced ensemble designed to help student achieve advanced skill sets on their instrument and perform with maturity and grace. Students must audition to be a part of the the Symphonic Band. Students in this ensemble perform challenging music that not only requires proficiency on their instrument, but musicianship appropriate to the ensemble.

Wind Ensemble is Prairie View’s most advanced ensemble. This course is designed to challenge student’s proficiency on their instrument and their musicianship. This ensemble does a wide variety of Wind Band literature varying in difficulties. Additionally, this ensemble travels to different festivals through out the year both to represent PVHS and receive feedback from nationally recognized clinicians. Student’s in this ensemble must audition for a spot in Wind Ensemble and it is highly recommended that these student’s take private lessons.

Jazz Band at Prairie View High School is dedicated to educating students about the rich history, performance style and artistry behind Jazz Music. This is an auditioned ensemble. Students at the ensemble can expect to perform at festivals across the state of Colorado and work with nationally recognized clinicians

Winter Guard is a performance group open to all students at Prairie View High School and is extension of the Marching Band’s Color Guard program. Students who participate in this program receive education an instruction various aspects of dance, equipment, movement and performance. The Winter Guard program competes against other high school Winter Guard programs and has previously achieved State Champion titles.

The Winter Percussion Ensemble at Prairie View High School is an extracurricular ensemble aimed at instructing students in beginning to advanced techniques related to percussion. Students must be a part of the Thunderhawk Band Program to participate. The Winter Percussion Ensemble competes across the State of Colorado with other percussion ensembles.

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