Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble are the three concert bands at Milford HS. Just like in middle school, these bands are ability-based; placement auditions are held prior to Spring Break each year for the coming school year. All percussionists are enrolled in the Percussion Ensemble class, which in addition to performing with the three concert bands, gets to study percussion techniques in depth and perform a wide variety of percussion ensemble repertoire.
Enrollment in band fulfills the Fine Arts and VPAA graduation requirements. Students who play in band all four years only need to take one year of foreign language.
Just like at the middle school level, these musicians put on a few evening concerts throughout the year, participate in MSBOA Solo & Ensemble, and are eligible for many honors bands
The bands take an annual small trip to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Detroit MI and have dinner--a fancy night on the town!
The bands also take a large trip every few years. Our most recent trip was to Disney World!