Concert Bands


The Central Dauphin High School Wind Ensemble is an in-class ensemble (9th period) made up of brass and woodwind students in grades 10-12.  This is a high achieving band and members are selected in the preceding spring by audition.  They perform an average of five major concerts per school year and the students and/or ensemble can participate in local, district, regional, state, and national concert festivals and contests.  Students are expected to practice their instrument on a consistent basis (5 or 6 days per week) and be prepared to make awesome music!

The Central Dauphin High School Symphonic Band is an in-class ensemble (7th period) made up of brass and woodwind students in grades 10-12. They perform an average of three major concerts per school year and the students and/or ensemble participate in local, district, regional, state, and national concert festivals and contests. Students are expected to practice their instrument on a consistent basis (5 or 6 days per week) and be prepared to make awesome music!  

Central Dauphin High School has two Percussion Ensemble groups.  There is a 9th grade ensemble and made up of all percussionists in grade 9, and the students in grades 10 - 12 form the second ensemble group.  These classes deals with the specific aspects of music that apply to playing all types of percussion instruments.  Students in this ensemble will learn idiomatic music for the percussion ensemble as well as the music for the concert bands to perform at concerts with them.  The percussion ensemble plays an average of three major concerts per school year and the students and/or ensemble can participate in local, district, regional, state, and national concert festivals and contests. Students are expected to practice their instrument on a consistent basis (5 or 6 days per week) and be prepared to make awesome music!

The Central Dauphin High School 9th Grade Band is an in-class ensemble (1st period) made up of brass and woodwind students in grade 9. They perform an average of three major concerts per school year and the students and/or ensemble participate in local, district, regional, state, and national concert festivals and contests. Students are expected to practice their instrument on a consistent basis (5 or 6 days per week) and be prepared to make awesome music!