The SMCS Band program serves students grades 5th through 12th. Band helps children find joy in making music while developing life skills such as coordination, teamwork, problem solving, and helps develop confidence and self-esteem. Beginning band serves grades 5th and 6th. Students experience the excitement and success of learning to play an instrument. During instruction time, students recieve group and individual instruction. Beginning band class introduces music, instruments, rhythm, and reading music. Advanced Band serves grades 7th through 12th. Students are placed in ability based performing bands. The SMCS Band performs at pep rallies, sporting events, competitions, and parades. Both beginning band and advanced band perform in a Christmas concert and a spring concert.