The Indian River High School Band Program involves students in grades nine through twelve. Our high school band program includes: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. All band members in grades nine through twelve are offered the opportunity to participate in Indian River Marching Braves. High School students are offered opportunities to participate in Indoor Guard and various other small ensembles. Students also have the opportunity to participate in district band auditions. Music is an integral part of history, the ability to listen with understanding is essential if students are to gain a broad cultural and historical perspective. Through the playing instruments, students can express themselves creatively. Knowledge of notation and performance traditions enables students to learn new music independently throughout their lives. Skills in analysis, evaluation, and synthesis are important because they enable students to recognize and pursue excellence in their musical experiences and to understand and enrich their environment.