PHS Bands


Wind Ensemble
The Wind Ensemble is the principal performing band and is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors by audition only.  This band performs in several concerts, contests and at other special events.  It has been a frequent state finalist. 
 
Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band is a Group I level band open to grades 9 – 12 by audition only.  It consistently achieves gold ratings in Group I.
 
Concert Band White
The Concert Band White is an intermediate level band comprised of upper level freshmen and upperclassmen.  Entrance is by audition only.  This band has also achieved many gold level ratings in contest performance.
 
Crimson Band
The Crimson Band is an entry level high school band.  It performs excellent band literature and has consistently achieved gold level ratings in contest performance.
 
Spectacular Dancers
Membership is by audition only and is open to girls entering grades 9-12.  The dancers perform at home football games, selected basketball games and pep sessions.  They compete in the Indiana Dance Teams Association (IHSDTA) and hold a recital in the spring.  This group also performs in the Band Holiday Concert and Band Spectacular.
 
Westside Rhythm Drum Line
This extracurricular ensemble admits members through audition only.  Featuring innovative choreography and intense technique, this group included both battery (the moving bass drums, tenor drums, snare drums, and cymbals) and a front ensemble including mallet instruments and other special timbre instruments.  It is an extremely successful ensemble, having been crowned State Champions each of the last two years in the Indiana Percussion Association (IPA).
 
Winter Guard
This ensemble included girls performing with flag, rifle, and saber with a great deal of dance choreography and movement included.  The Guard competes in the Indian High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA) circuit and has been State Finalists many times.
 
Jazz Band I
Membership is by audition only in this band that competes in numerous Jazz Festivals and is called upon to perform at many school and community functions.  This band has enjoyed a long history of Honor Band awards and individual solo recognition.
 
Jazz Band II
The second Jazz Band is also filled by audition and has been very successful in Jazz Festivals.  This band has been awarded Honor Band status at the Purdue and Ball State Jazz Festivals and has frequently scored a gold rating at ISSMA contests.