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The Theodore High School Band

The Theodore High School Band is one of the most visible student groups on campus.  With over 25 performances each year from the beginning of August to the end of May, the band works hard to promote student spirit and pride at THS.  The band program has earned a reputation as one of the premiere band programs in the Mobile area. Students in the band program are recognized as some of the finest students at Theodore High School.  Many of them are involved in numerous other activities around campus.

The Marching Band meets during fall semester as a regular class during the school day. The band performs for all home and away football games in addition to pep rallies and parades held throughout the school year.  In recent years, the band consistently earned superior ratings at several marching band festivals.  One of the highlights of the fall season is the "Deep South Marching Festival," which is held on the last Saturday in October at Theodore High School.  Deep South is one of the oldest and most well-known marching festivals in south Alabama.  Please contact the band office for application information.

The Symphonic Band is the top concert band at THS. This auditioned group of approximately 45 players performs quality band literature from both traditional and contemporary periods. Through the years, the symphonic band has performed at the Alabama Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment and has received consistent Superior Ratings. Each year, numerous symphonic band students are selected by audition to participate in all-county and all-state bands, as well as collegiate honor bands.

The 35 piece Concert Band is comprised primarily of less experienced musicians in the band program, but the literature performed is challenging nonetheless. Fundamentals of tone production, rhythm, articulation, and musicality are stressed.

 

Recent Repertoire of the Symphonic Band

 

  • Procession of Nobles -- Rimsky-Korsakov
  • The Wind in the Willows -- de Meij
  • Tribute to Grainger -- Grainger/Ragsdale
  • The Hounds of Spring -- Reed
  • Army of the Nile -- Alford
  • Blessed Are They -- Brahms/Buehlman
  • The Marriage of Figaro -- Mozart/Slocumb