Varsity Band provides students an opportunity for continued development of instrumental music fundamentals and the study of a wide variety of musical literature and music studies with emphasis on performance activities.
Students will be required to participate in the band performances and activities in the areas of marching band, concert band, solo & ensemble festivals and competitions as well as pep band. The varsity band has a strong tradition in being a top notch ensemble in our community and state and we strive to represent that tradition in all that we do.
- Course Length: Two semesters, students will also be required to attend 7:30 AM marching band sectional band rehearsals during marching season
- Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
- Prerequisite: By audition or director permission or 9th Grade band Completion
Course Credit: 10 hours
- Cost: A $25 per semester fee will apply to any band student using a school-owned musical instrument
Freshman Band will provide students with an opportunity for continued development of musical fundamentals in instrumental music using a wide variety of musical literature and studies.
Students will be required to participate in all band performances. Band performances will include concerts, solo and ensemble festivals/contests, marching band experience and parade competition, and pep band.
- Course Length: Two Semesters
- Grade Level: 9
- Prerequisite: By audition or director permission
- Course credit: 10 hours
- Cost: a $25 per semester fee will apply to any band student using a school owned instrument
Group is open by audition only. Students participating in 9-12 instrumental music have the opportunity to audition. The group focus is on advanced Jazz technique. The group meets 2-3 days per week, and each meeting consists of a one hour rehearsal.
The performance opportunities are numerous and consist of 7-10 performances. Performances include concerts, Jazz festivals, and community performances. The HS Jazz band performs a 3 hour big band dance each year which is a fundraising experience for future Jazz band trips.
Concert attire is a black collared/button shirt, black pants, shoes, and socks.
Pep Band is an exciting part of the Varsity Band experience with its main function to create and support pride in all activities by entertaining and “pepping” up the crowds at Waverly events.
There are two pep bands established that divide the band equally. Varsity members are required to be at Pep Band assignments. Students are only expected at there assigned nights. Students can always come to all pep bands if they would like to receive extra credit and lettering points.
As a collective ensemble there will be no more than two pep bands per week per the recommendations of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association. This is done in an effort to not overwhelm or abuse the instrumental students within our school. Weekend pep bands will not be assigned unless it is a District Final or State Tournament.
Freshman Band members have the option of participating in pep band for extra credit and lettering points but it is not required.
While participating in Pep Band students are asked to wear our Waverly Band Shirts for uniformity and pride.