Concert Bands

Melbourne High School Band program has a well established concert band program. We offer 3 different levels of concert bands.

Our Concert Band class is standard high school level ensemble. Concert band focuses on fundamental techniques to help growing musicians reach their fullest potential while in the high school band program.

Our Symphonic Band class is our intermediate level ensemble. Symphonic Band focuses on fundamental techniques as well as intermediate musical concepts that stretch each musician with challenging literature designed to prepare them for the advanced level class. Audition is required.

Our Wind Ensemble class is our advanced level ensemble. Wind Ensemble focuses on advanced musical concepts while exposing students to precollegiate or collegiate level literature. Audition is required.

Ensemble Placement Results

Concert Band (period 1), Symphonic Band (period 5), Wind Ensemble (period 4), Percussion Ensemble (period 7)

2021-2022 school year Ensemble Placement Audition

Please reference the below link for audition materials. Always email with questions! Ensemble Placement Packet

If you are new to the area and would like to schedule an audition, please email

Syllabus (sample)

Period 1 – Concert Band Syllabus  

Period 4 – Wind Ensemble Syllabus

Period 5 – Symphonic Band Syllabus


Helpful links and videos for concert band students:

Scale Sheets for All Instruments

(courtesy of West Orange High School Warrior Band) : Flute ScalesOboe ScalesBassoon ScalesClarinet ScalesAlto-Bari Sax ScalesTenor Sax Scales,Trumpet ScalesHorn ScalesTrombone-Euphonium ScalesTuba ScalesXylophone Scales

YouTube Playlist “Professional Performers for Band Musicians”

Click on the top left corner of the video to see all the videos listed. Find your instrument and enjoy hearing the amazing sounds!



Download helpful practice materials for your instrument below!

Fingering Charts are here!

Listening Assignment for every piece we play!

1) Google search the name of the piece along with the composer and/or arranger.

2) Answer the following questions on a piece of paper (with you name on it):

1-What is the overall mood of the piece?

2-Describe the overall style of the piece?

3-How many parts can be heard? (1,2,3,or 4)

4-What kind of articulations are primarily used?

3) Sing your part with the recording.

4) Play your part with the recording.


Trombones: Mr. Youmans’ (teacher at The Horn Section) tips on playing the trombone!

Saxophones: Mr. Patterson’s daily practice routine:

Longtones 1

Circle of Fifths Part 1

Tonguing 1

Longtones 2

Circle of Fifths Part 2

Tonguing 2

Longtones 3

Tonguing 3

Longtones Alternate Fingerings

Tonguing 4