Concert Bands at Saugus High School are where the fundamental music education happen. These ensembles are where students learn the richness of what they participate in daily, they learn the language of music and its expression, and they grow as musicians and students. Concert bands are the cornerstone of our program at Saugus High School, and it is required to be in a concert band to play in any of our other ensembles (marching band included). Saugus High School offers two performing concert ensembles, the Wind Symphony and the Wind Ensemble.
The Concert Bands tour once a year to perform and take part in concerts, festivals, and other performance opportunities.
Wind Symphony meets 1st period after the marching season ends at the end of November, and is the growing ensemble at Saugus High School. This ensemble is comprised of a range of our top players (some of whom may be allowed to work on secondary instruments) and our newer players. Wind Symphony focuses on the fundamental aspects of making music in a concert band: tone, rhythm, learning music literacy, and developing good practice skills. The Wind Symphony performs at the Spring Festival Concert in March, the district honor festival at the end of March, and the Pops Concert in May.
The Wind Ensemble at Saugus High School meets during 2nd period after the marching season ends at the end of November and is the highest performing ensemble we have on campus. The Wind Ensemble began as an idea at the Eastman School of Music in 1952 and has been the epitome of the concert band forces in the United States since. Here at Saugus, we strive for collective growth in this ensemble, we look to develop these high school musicians into some of the best musicians in the Santa Clarita Valley as well as helping them in their development of music appreciation. This ensemble strives for a “one on a part” instrumentation, which develops confidence and raises musicianship. The Wind Ensemble performs at the Spring Festival Concert in March, the district honor festival at the end of March, and the Pops Concert in May.