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Instrumental Music


The Pride of Paola Panther Band has two band courses at Paola High School, including:

Block B1 Band: This class includes Marching, Concert, and Pep Band and includes required outside of the school day performances. Previous enrollment in middle school band is required.

Block G1 Jazz Band: This is a class for students who are already enrolled* in our B1 Band and want to learn playing Jazz Literature. Jazz Band is limited to standard jazz big band instruments (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum set, piano, bass and guitar). Students audition in order to participate in Jazz Band. This class also includes required outside of the school day performances.

*Students who play piano, bass, or guitar may be eligible for enrollment in Jazz Band without concurrent enrollment in the Block B1 Band. Contact Mr. Starks for more details.

2019-2020 Dates




9/27/19 Band-O-Rama Panther Stadium
10/9/19 Baker Marching Festival  Baker University
11/9/19 District Honor Band Auditions Olathe East
12/7/19 KMEA Honor Band Convention Blue Valley High School
12/17/19 Winter Band Concert PHS Auxiliary Gym @ 7pm
1/11/20 State Honor Band Auditions Lakewood Middle School-Salina
1/24-1/25 JP Sousa Honor Band (by audition Grades 6-9) Kansas University
2/12/20 Band Concert PHS Auxiliary Gym @ 7pm
2/27-2/29 KMEA State Music Convention Wichita
4/4/20 Regional Solo and Small Ensemble Festival Mill Valley High School
4/14 or 4/15 State Large Group Festival  TBD
4/25/20 State Solo and Small Ensemble Festival TBD
4/29/20 6-12 District Band Concert PHS Main Gym @ 7pm
5/14/20 Fine Arts Banquet PHS Commons @ 6pm

Sponsor: Tim Starks (tim_starks@usd368.org)