Kingman High School offers a variety of instrumental music classes.

Extracurricular Offerings

Class Offerings:

Wind Ensemble

The ensemble is the premier concert performance ensemble of KHS. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine musicality and technical skills that will enable them to perform a wide variety of band literature at the grade 3-5 level of difficulty. Students will focus on personal mastery of instruments and the increase in quality of tone production, intonation, ensemble balance, technical and lyrical interpretation of music. Performances will include School Concerts, state and local tours, Marching Competitions (fall only) and Regional, State and District Band Festivals.

Audition Required

Percussion

The ensemble is designed to provide specialized instruction for percussion students. Students will have the opportunity to develop percussion performance techniques on the numerous instruments of the percussion family. Fall classes will focus on Battery and Front Ensemble performance for marching band. The remainder of the class will focus on percussion section additions to Wind Ensemble literature as well as stand-alone percussion ensemble literature.

Sign up for this class if:

  • You have experience playing percussion instruments
  • You are in Marching Band, Wind Ensemble

Color Guard

This course is designed to provide specialized instruction for members of the KHS Color Guard. Students will develop equipment manipulation techniques (flag, rifle, etc) as well as elements of dance, character development and portrayal. Students will also develop techniques in marching and teamwork.

Audition Required

Jazz Bands (I & II)

The ensemble is designed to provide supplementary performance techniques in various styles of standard literature including Latin, funk, big band, swing and other jazz styles. Students will focus on the development of jazz style, technique and improvisation as well as on advanced techniques in musical theory (scales, modes and chord progressions). Performances will include School Concerts, state and local tours, community gigs, Regional, State and District Band Festivals.

Audition Required

Extracurricular Offerings:

Marching Band

Kingman High School holds one of the finest and most decorated marching ensembles in the state of Arizona. The ensemble is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine musicality and technical skills that will enable them to perform a wide variety of band literature at the grade 3-5 level of difficulty. Students will focus on personal mastery of instruments and the increase in quality of tone production, intonation, technical and lyrical interpretation of music. In addition to musical techniques, students will develop advanced marching techniques, teamwork, discipline and physical fitness. Marching Band consists of Wind Band, Battery Percussion, Front Ensemble Percussion and Color guard team. Performances will include School Football Games and Marching Competitions (fall only).

Sign up for this program if:

  • You know how to play a musical instrument
  • You are signed up for Wind Ensemble or Jazz Band
  • Participation in Marching Band for 2 years will fulfill you KHS PE requirement
  • This program meets after school

Jazz Combo

The combo is designed to provide supplementary performance techniques in various styles of standard literature including Latin, funk, big band, swing and other jazz styles. Combo is a smaller ensemble that focuses on individualism and improvisation. Students will focus on the development of jazz style, technique and improvisation as well as on advanced techniques in musical theory (scales, modes and chord progressions). Performances will include School Concerts, state and local tours, community gigs, Regional, State and District Band Festivals.

Audition Required

  • This ensemble meets after school