The Symphonic Band and Concert Band are balanced ensembles of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments comprised of students in grades 9 - 12.
Spring Concert and Awards
Friday, May 15th in the C.H. Jones Auditorium at Holt High School the Holt bands will hold their spring concert. The concert will start and 7:00 PM and feature the Jazz Band, Concert and Symphonic Bands. The concert will include the introduction of the graduating seniors and their parents. Following the concert in the cafeteria will be a brief awards presentation.
Congratulations to Last year's State Solo and Ensemble Participants
Musicians from Holt traveled to Columbia on April 27, 2014 to compete at the MSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble Festival. The Holt band had a total of 40 students perform for ratings. These students earned their spot at the state festival which was held on the campus of the University of Missouri by qualifying at the District competition in March.
Congratulations to the following musicians who received the highest “Superior I" rating:
Clarinet Solo - Taylor Smetana
Clarinet Solo - Suzanna Buckner
Tenor Saxophone Solo - Mikey Brawner
Trumpet Solo - Jacob Spiegel
Trumpet Solo - Chris Meece
French Horn Solo - Kent Gorday
Trombone Solo - Jim Nolde
Euphonium - Sean Schierbecker
Marimba Solo - Emily Hampton
Harp Solo - Emily Henley
Trumpet Trio – Jacob Spiegel, Richard Oman, Chris Meece
Saxophone Quartet – Savannah Est, Trish McDonald, Jacob Wilson, Eric Maag (pictured above left)
Brass Sextet – Jacob Spiegel, Chris Meece, Kent Gorday, Katherine Durant, Sean Schierbecker, Kyle Knight
Percussion Ensemble – Josh Griesenauer, Jacob Wysocky, Nick McKinnon, Emily Hampton, Emily Henley, Ryan Fine, Jacob Dalton, Alec Whiting
Congratulations to the following musicians who received an “Excellent II" rating:
Flute Solo - Bella Barbosa
Clarinet Solo - Natasha Helme
Alto Saxophone Solo - Savannah Est
Alto Saxophone Solo - Trish McDonald
Trumpet Solo - Tanner May
Trombone Solo - Maddy Fanning
Tuba Solo - Kyle Knight
Marimba Solo - Ryan Fine
Timpani Solo - Josh Griesenauer
Flute Trio – Kenzie Carreon, Bella Barbosa, Kaitlyn Rice
Euphonium Quartet – Sean Schierbecker, Ryan Langer, Corbin Patterson, Matthew Hecky
Horn Quartet – Kent Gorday, Caitlin Redfern, Katherine Durant, Brandon Sullivan
Trombone Trio – Jim Nolde, Garry Alcorn, Bobby Griesenauer
How it All Works
At the conclusion of marching season the band remains together as one large concert band for the rest of first semester giving one performance in December. In mid December auditions are held for placement in the Symphonic and Concert Bands which begin rehearsing at the start of second semester. Both bands rehearse at the same time during first hour.
The Symphonic and Concert bands both participate in three to four concerts and in the Missouri State Large Ensemble Festival held each spring. Both groups received Honor I ratings this past spring and the band program is proud to have earned thirty-seven consecutive Honor I ratings at the state large ensemble festival.
The Symphonic Band was selected to perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention in January of 2007, the fourth time they have been selected for this honor.