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The McKeesport Area High School Symphonic Band rehearses daily during the school year, with
occasional after school rehearsals. The ensemble performs traditional and contemporary band literature
at several concerts throughout the school year.
VETERANS RECOGNITION PROGRAM
This event is held around Veterans Day each November. Open to veterans of all branches of our nation's Armed
Forces, this event features patriotic selections honoring the fallen and the living. This event includes performances
by the Symphonic Band, Choirs, and a variety of notable speakers.
This performance is typically held in December. The band performs selections pertaining to the many holiday
traditions observed in this season, as well as other winter-themed music. This is a combined concert, also
including performances by the Orchestra and Choirs of McKeesport Area High School.
MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS CONCERT
This event features music ensembles from throughout the McKeesport Area School District. Students young and
old are featured in this event, with groups performing from the Intermediate, Middle, and High Schools.
SENIOR RECOGNITION CONCERT
The Senior Recognition Concert, held in May, is the feature performance of the Symphonic Band. This concert
includes ensemble performances of challenging band literature, as well as solo performances by select senior
members of the band. Graduating members of the band are acknowledged at this performance, and awards and
scholarships are presented to outstanding members of the ensemble.
The Symphonic Band also attends the annual Commencement ceremonies, performing the National Anthem,
Alma Mater, and other processional music selections. Weather permitting, this is an outdoor performance held in
Weigle-Schaeffer Memorial Stadium. Due to seating constraints, this is not a public performance, and is limited
to parents, family, and friends of graduates.