Each student has to enroll in one Fine and Performing Arts Credit to meet the graduation requirements to earn a High School Diploma.

Here are the steps to sign up for band in High School to earn that credit.

  1. Select/write “General Band” on your schedule
  2. One of our high school directors will visit you during your 8th grade band class in the spring and listen to you play your instrument.
  3. They will then place you in one of the five bands offered at P-CEP
  • Varsity Band — Mostly Freshman
  • Concert Band — Mostly Freshman, Mostly Sophomores, Some Juniors
  • Symphony Band — Some Freshman, Mostly Sophomores, Some Juniors
  • Chamber Winds — Some Sophomores, Mostly Juniors, Some Seniors
  • Wind Ensemble — Some Juniors, Mostly Seniors

Students are placed in the bands according to their individual skill set, not by grade. The list above is a snapshot of what our bands currently look like at P-CEP. We have had freshmen make Chamber Winds and Wind Ensemble during their freshman year. Anything is possible with a great attitude, desire, and a strong work ethic.


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