The Forest Park Band Program is proud to offer many different performing ensembles. All information for the classroom bands can be found by following the link here.
The Wind Ensemble is the top performing ensemble in the Forest Park band program. The Wind Ensemble performs in numerous concerts and community outreach events throughout the year. This ensemble also determines Forest Park’s status as a Virginia Honor Band. The Wind Ensemble accepts students grades 10-12, but will rarely accept an outstanding 9th grade students based on audition. Ensemble audition information is posted on www.bruinband.net.
The Symphonic Band is for students in grades 10-12. This course focuses on developing skills and musicianship to elevate students into the Wind Ensemble. This class performs in four concerts during the year, and has very few after school commitments.
The Concert Band is for entering freshmen woodwind, brass, and percussion students. This course focuses on building skills that are already being developed in middle school. The Percussion Ensemble meets as as a separate class. The goal of these classes is to prepare students to advance in the band program at Forest Park. This class performs four concerts during the year, and has very few after school commitments.
The Forest Park Jazz Ensemble was re-created in the spring of 2017. The ensemble plays a wide array of music from the jazz repertoire, including swing and classic jazz standards, funk, and latin music. This ensemble is open to all students.