Marching Band at MHS is the most visible and spirited ensemble of the band program. Each year, the marching band performs at all football games, pep rallies, parades, and at competitive festivals. In 2010, the Marching Band was awarded 6th place in the ABODA State Marching Competition (Division II), after receiving a Superior with Distinction at the State Marching Festival. Additionally, the Color Guard and Drumline have received multiple Caption awards.
Symphonic Band is the premier concert ensemble at MHS. Recognized for its high level of musicianship, this ensemble consistently performs a challenging mix of classic and contemporary literature. Additionally, the Symphonic Band annually tours around the country to compete in a variety of festivals. Recent tours include Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, Washington DC, Honolulu, Orlando, and more.
Concert Band is our training ensemble for the Symphonic Band. Members focus on fundamental techniques of musicianship. Exploring the advanced musicianship of high school literature and rehearsal techniques, members grow to their potential in pursuit of entrance to the Symphonic Band.
Percussion Ensemble performs a variety of literature, allowing percussionists to experience a wide variety of advanced instrumental techniques. These techniques included 4 mallets, timpani, snare rudiments, etc.
Jazz Band is a small ensemble of select instruments. The group focuses on literature and techniques of the truly American form of music that is Jazz. Members explore a variety of performance styles and improvisation.