Symphonic Band is offered as an Eighth Grade enrichment class to all students who have successfully completed Concert Band. Students are invited to continue their band experience on traditional band instruments. Band meets once during the school day as an enrichment class. Students are also required to attend one small-group lesson per week on a rotating schedule. Through the study of different time periods and styles, Eighth Grade students will develop a relatively more advanced understanding of music as a form of communication which will expand their ability to listen, analyze and discuss concepts. Through daily learning, the band prepares and performs at concerts and events during and outside the school day. Eighth Grade students will also have the opportunity to make connections with their appropriate High School band program, teachers and students.
This years's performances include: Palatine High School Band Day, 8th Grade Fall Band Concert, Fremd High School Band Festival, Veterans Day Breakfast, 8th Grade Winter Band Concert, WRS Band Orientation, Student/Faculty Basketball Game, March Madness Band Concert, 8th Grade Spring Band Concert and Elementary School Tour.
The 18-19 Symphonic Band is comprised of 68 Eighth Grade students.