The Wind Ensemble is the premier performing group at CHS. It is made up of primarily upperclassmen who, in an audition, have been judged to be playing at or above expected levels. Many members of this ensemble study with a private teacher and all members must be highly motivated to be the very best individual musician possible.
This group is made up of primarily underclassmen. Based on an audition, students in this ensemble are judged to be playing at or just below their expected levels. The Symphonic Band has a strong reputation to maintain. This ensemble also may have “doublers” who are performing on secondary instruments.
Students who are placed in this group are judged, in an audition, to be in need of some remedial training. The goal of this band is to perform independently at all concerts and District Concert MPA. This ensemble also provides an opportunity for musicians to learn a secondary instrument.
Students who are placed in this group are judged, in an audition, to be in need of remedial training. Members of this group are eligible to perform with the Big Red Machine, providing they pass the minimum playing requirements. This ensemble also provides an opportunity for musicians to learn a secondary instrument.
The Big Red Machine
The marching band (The Big Red Machine) is the most active and visible part of the Crestview High School band program. There are approximately 280 members in the BRM. This includes wind instruments, percussion, and color guard.
Jazz Ensemble I
This group is the top Jazz Band at CHS. Students are placed in this group by director selection. Experience in Jazz Ensemble II is preferred but not required. This ensemble performs extensively in the community especially during the Holiday season and at the conclusion of the school year.
Jazz Ensemble II
This performing ensemble is the training ground for Jazz at CHS. Anyone is eligible for membership in this class providing they meet the minimum playing requirements necessary to be in the band program.