Concert Band

The Concert Band is the premier Junior High Music Ensemble at Benton Central. This group continues their musical journey by learning more about their chosen instruments, performing more complex music, and working to perfect their performance as a group.

This band will perform the highest quality Middle School/Junior High music and will have the opportunity to showcase their talents at the ISSMA Jr. High festival in the spring. Students meet as a band on a daily basis.

This group is made up of 8th Graders who wish to continue developing their skills on their musical instruments. This ensemble provides an opportunity for students to enhance their skills and advance their knowledge of music. Students may also choose to participate in the Benton Central Pep Band or Jr. High Jazz Band. Concert Band students are also highly encouraged to participate in ISSMA Solo & Ensemble contest and IBA All-Region Band. Students who demonstrate above average skill & work ethic may be participate in the Marching Band by invitation from the director. The Concert Band performs at the Fall Festival Concert, Veterans Day program, Winter Concert, ISSMA Jr. High Contest, and the Spring Fine Arts Festival.

Recent Junior High Repertoire
A Concert Celebration (Kinyon)
Joy (Ticheli)
By Dawn's Early Light (Shaffer)
Andromeda Overture (Williams)
Eventide (Conaway)
Tudor Suite (Vinson)
Hymn for Those Who Serve (Wagner)
Columbia Crest March (Hodges)
Afterburn (Standridge)
A Song for Friends (Daehn)
The Matador (Nowak)
Rogue River Rhapsody (Shaffer)
Joyful is the Morning Sun (Conaway)
Portrait of a Clown (Ticheli)
Glorioso (Smith)
                                                                      Pathfinders March (Sparke)
                                                                      Groovee! (Saucedo)
                                                                      Astro Overture (Kinyon)
                                                                      Aztec Sunrise (Edmondson)
                                                                      Clash & Roar (Clark)
                                                                      Cayuga Lake Overture (Sweeney)
                                                                      Elegy & March (O'Reilly)
                                                                      Wyndemere Overture (Chattaway)
                                                                      Too Beautiful for Words (Grice)
                                                                      Snakebite! (Conaway)
                                                                      Overture Galactica (O'Reilly)
                                                                      Mallet Maniacs (Williams)
                                                                      Silver Bay Festival (Gorham)
                                                                      The Eagle's Triumph (Shaffer)
                                                                      Torero! (Williams)
                                                                      Hymne (Vangelis/arr. Wilson)
                                                                      Arlington Overture (McGinty)
                                                                      Little Jazz Blues (Holcombe)
                                                                      All The Kings Men (Williams)
                                                                      Park Street Celebration (Swearingen)
                                                                      The Red Balloon (McGinty)
                                                                      Spirit Lake Overture (Sheldon)
                                                                      Jupiter Chorale from "The Planets" (Holst/arr. Curnow)