The Cartersville Symphonic Band
The Cartersville Symphonic Band meets during the spring and fall semesters. The literature this ensemble performs ranges from grades III-VI. The Symphonic Band performs three to four concerts throughout the year as well as any honor festivals or invitational events. Admission into this ensemble is by audition only. Each member of the ensemble is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to take private lessons. Students in the ensemble are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to audition for District Honor Band, All-State Ensembles and other honor ensembles throughout the country.
The Cartersville Concert Band
The Cartersville Concert Band consists of students in grades 9-12 enrolled in the Concert Band class. The Concert Band has received numerous awards at concert assessments and has performed across the county. All students perform four concerts a year, as well as at Large Group Performance Assessment. This group typically plays grade 3-5 literature.
This CHS Percussion Ensemble performs percussion ensemble music at various concerts and regional events. This group consists of students in grades 9-12 enrolled in the Percussion class.
The color guard is an important visual component of the marching band. Students who participate in the color guard learn to spin a flag, rifle, and saber, as well to use dance and movement to enhance the band’s performance. The color guard is the only section in the marching band open to non-band students. They may have extra practices in addition to the marching band schedule due to the level of demand in this activity.
The winterguard performs to pre-recorded music in gymnasiums from November till April. This activity combines modern dance with flag, rifle and sabre choreography. Membership is open to any student at Cartersville High School. Winterguard performers typically rehearse two or three days a week, with occasional Saturday rehearsals. They compete on Saturdays in the Southern Association of Performance Arts (SAPA) and/or Winterguard International circuits (WGI).
The Cartersville Marching Band
The Cartersville Marching Band is comprised of students from 9th-12th grade. This ensemble includes woodwinds, brass, marching percussion, and color guard. This ensemble begins rehearsing in July and continues through the end of the football season. Performances usually include home and away football games, parades (local and abroad), pep rallies and marching band competitions. This ensemble is the most visible performance ensemble in high school.
Admission: Audition only, must be a current student at Cartersville High School and enrolled in a band class, except for guitar, piano and color guard.