Apex High Band Info

Band Information for rising 9th Graders from Apex High School

Band Classes (Band I, Band II and Wind Ensemble) 

Freshman students interested in taking band as a class should sign up for BAND I.

Band II and Wind Ensemble are audition bands. If you are interested in auditioning for these bands, please contact the band director, Mr. Rowe (prowe@wcpss.net), to schedule an audition, or talk with your middle school band director. Placement in Band II and Wind Ensemble is done by Mr. Rowe.

Upcoming band concerts are 5/21/2014 (Concert Band I and Jazz) and 5/22/2014 (Concert Band II and Wind Ensemble).

Marching Band Information 

Marching band is an after school activity. Everyone is welcome. You need not be in a band class to participate in marching band. If your student is interested in marching band, please bring your student (with their instrument) to our May Kick Off meeting (Tuesday, 5/13, 7pm), where we will introduce you to the Marching Band program. This meeting is in the Cafeteria near the main entrance.

Marching band is a commitment of both time and effort. Marching band students are expected to attend ALL practices, home football games, competitions and parades. Marching Band practice starts at the end of July and runs through November, with parade practice continuing once a week into December.

Marching Band Important Dates: 2014



7 pm
Band Booster/Marching Band Kick Off Meeting

Band Registration / New Parent Orientation

7/21 and 7/22
4pm – 8pm
Mini Camp for Freshman/New Marchers

9am – 1pm
Full Band practice

4pm – 8pm
Finish Mini Camp for Freshman/New Marchers

9am – 4pm
Full Band practice

10:30am – 5:30pm
Full Band practice

7/28 through 8/1
7am – 9pm
Full Band Camp

Every Tues, Wed, Thurs until school starts
6pm – 10pm
Full Band practice

Tues, Wed, Thurs, after school starts
After school ‘til 5:30
Full Band practice (end time is approximate)

Percussion: Auditions are required if you are interested in being in the Drum Line as drum line slots are limited. Drumline auditions will be in May – please check the website (www.apexhighband.org) for specific days and times. Front Ensemble (sideline percussion) has multiple openings and audition is not required.

Visual Ensemble (Color Guard and Dancers) auditions will also be in May in the auxiliary gym at Apex High School. Again, please check the calendar on the website (www.apexhighband.org) for specific days and times and wear appropriate, comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Jazz Band Jazz Band is an after school group that starts up after the Marching Band season (and parades) have ended (usually after Thanksgiving).

Visit our Website Please feel free to check out our website: www.apexhighband.org for more information. Our calendar is up to date and contact information is available on the website. We will be adding more information as it becomes available. We also have a You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/apexhighband where you can see our past performances and marching band shows!

Apex High Band Website