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Manteno High School Concert Band & Wind Ensemble

Manteno High School has a large and active concert band program.

MHS has two performing ensembles.

The Concert Band is a traditional band open to all students interested in performing instrumental music. The concert band is a full credit class that meets 1st block every "B" day. (Every other day on Manteno High School's block schedule.) The Concert Band performs in concert several times each year performing traditional high school band literature. The Concert Band competes each year in the IHSA State Organization Contest.  Members may also elect to perform at Solo/Ensemble Contest and audition for the IMEA All-State Band.  Band members participate in the outstanding MHS Pep Band which appears at all home football and basketball games. Band members have the opportunity to audition for membership in the "Magic" showchoir combo.

 

The Wind Ensemble is a traditional band open by audition to MHS instrumental students.  Membership in the Wind Ensemble is limited to 45 members using a balanced instrumentation.  The Wind Ensemble is a full credit class that meets 1st block every "A" day.  (Every other day on Manteno High School's block schedule.)  The Wind Ensemble performs in concert several times each year performing advanced high school band literature.  The Wind Ensemble competes each year in the IHSA State Organization Contest.  Members may also elect to perform at Solo/Ensemble Contest and audition for the IMEA All-State Band.  Brass players participate in the MHS "Christmas Brass Ensemble" which performs throughout the area during the Christmas season.  Band members participate in the outstanding MHS Pep Band which appears at all home football and basketball games.  Band members have the opportunity to audition for membership in the "Magic" showchoir combo.