All musicians in these ensembles must uphold the values and expectations that make the Dixie Band Program one of the best in Kentucky.
Symphonic Band is open to all Dixie Heights band students, including those in Wind Ensemble. At the start of the school year, students audition for chair placement. In addition to performing at several adjudicated events, Symphonic Band performs two or three concerts in public each year.
Wind Ensemble is the top concert group at Dixie Heights, and is limited to our most accomplished students in grades 9 through 12. Membership depends on a successful audition at the end of the prior school year. If accepted, students audition for chair placement at the start of the school year. On top of several adjudicated event performances throughout the year, Wind Ensemble also plays two or three public concerts.
Jazz Band is an ensemble that meets after school and is open to all Dixie Heights students. In addition to helping out Turkey Foot Middle School Jazz Band, this ensemble performs one or two concerts each year. Jazz Band teaches musical skills unique to Jazz. Students often learn additional instruments through their experience in Jazz Band.