Symphonic Band

2014 MSHAA Performance

The Park Hill High School Symphonic Band, conducted by Mr. Hascall, is the most highly-selective performing ensemble in the PHHS Band program.  The audition material is comprised of a memorized full-range chromatic scale, major/minor scales and portions of the All-District Band audition packets.  Auditions are held in September.  Students in the Symphonic Band will have additional rehearsals and performances and must be capable of attending these to maintain membership.  Students who are selected to perform in this group are very dedicated and have reached a high level of achievement through individual work and/or private study.  Many members of this ensemble become members of the Kansas City All-District Band and the Missouri All-State Band.  Most members of Symphonic Band are involved in solo and/or small ensemble work in preparation for District and State Music Festival in the spring. 

                The Symphonic Band has received consistent “I” ratings at State Music Festival, and has been invited to perform at local, state, regional, national and international festivals and clinics.  Participation in all performances by all members of the ensemble is required.