Symphonic Band

The Paragould Sr. High Symphonic Band consists of band members in the 9th-12th grade and is the top performing ensemble on the Paragould High School campus. Starting in the fall of 2016, this will be aa all year ensemble. At the conclusion of marching season in 2015, students auditioned for their band & chair placement. The Symphonic Band meets 5th period each day until after the Spring Concert in April. The Symphonic Band performs four times per year: Christmas Concert, Region Concert Assessment, Pre-Assessment Concert, and on the Spring Concert. Symphonic Band members are expected to audition & qualify for All-Region each year & take lessons in the fall & spring. This group holds weekly sectionals, as well as full band rehearsals after school, starting in January each year. Additional rehearsals with clinicians & guest conductors are announced by the director. The Symphonic Band performs Grade IV-VI literature for Concert Assessment each year and nearly 100% of its membership qualify for All-Region Honor Bands. After the Spring Concert, the Paragould Symphonic & Concert Bands become one band, the Paragould Combined Concert Band, to perform at the Recruitment concert & at the PHS Graduation.


2015-2016 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band
Mr. Richie Williams - Conductor

assisted by Michael Fletcher

"Them Basses"- Getty H. Huffine
"Second Suite in F for Military Band"- Gustov Holst, Grade V
"Rocky Point Holiday"- Ron Nelson, Grade VI
"La Virgen de La Macarena"- Bernardino Monterde, Grade IV
"Overture For Winds"- Charles Carter, Grade III
"Salvation Is Created"- Pavel Tchesnokov, Grade III
"Lassus Trombone"- Henry Fillmore
"Battle Hymn Of The Republic"-Peter Wilhousky, arr. James Neilson, Grade IV
"Go Galop March"- Henry Fillmore
"Sleigh Ride"- Leroy Anderson
"Carol of the Bells/Greensleeves"- Larry Clark

2014-2015 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

  • "Jungle Fantasy"-Naohiro Iwai, Grade V
  • "Shoutin' Liza Trombone"- Henry Filmore, March
  • "Variations On A Korean Folk Song"- John Barnes Chance, Grade IV
  • "Go Galop March"- Henry Fillmore
  • "Holiday Favorites" - Emerson and Lavender
  • "Sleigh Ride"- Leroy Anderson
  • "Carol of the Bells/Greensleeves"- Larry Clark

2013-2014 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

2012-2013 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

2011-2012 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

2010-2011 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

2009-2010 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

2008-2009 Musical Selections, Symphonic Band

+Grade levels based off of ASBOA or UIL concert music listings