Throughout the year, WCCS students learn the fundamentals of music composition, expression, and appreciation through the performance of quality musical works.
Our Middle School and High School Bands come together to perform two concerts on campus every year. The Christmas Program is a family favorite which highlights the true meaning of the season. Later in the school year, our annual Spring Concert is an incredible musical summary of what students learned throughout the year.
High School Band
In High School Band, students seek to excel in musical performance by developing a more advanced understanding of ensemble performance. Students showcase their abilities in several performances throughout the year, including the annual Christmas and Spring concerts, community performances, and service opportunities. This band also begins to explore Jazz music and its place in music history and culture.
The WCCS band program maintains membership in the South Carolina Band Director’s Association, giving every student an opportunity to participate in state functions such as Solo/Ensemble Festival and All-Region Bands. WCCS also participates in the ACSI Band Festival.
Middle School Band
This band is for students who have had at least one year experience playing their instrument. Middle School Band students perform in both the Christmas and Spring concerts, allowing them to focus on ensemble sound and development. Students continue to develop in their technical proficiency and begin to understand music from a church and historical perspective.
In the sixth grade, students have the opportunity begin learning to play a new instrument. This class is designed for students with no prior musical training in a traditional band instrument. Throughout the year, students progress from the fundamentals of how to produce a sound on the instrument to the skills required to making music together with other students and instruments. At the end of the school year, this class performs in its own recital that gives students the opportunity to showcase what they have learned.