Coral Reef’s band program has a long-standing history of excellent wind bands. The ensembles perform advanced high school and college level repertoire for various concerts, assessments and festivals. In 2018 both concert bands received straight Superior ratings at District FBA Concert MPA and the Wind Ensemble received Superior at FBA State Concert MPA. The Wind Ensemble is the programs top ensemble and membership is based on auditions that take place in the spring. Members of both concert bands are expected to practice daily and heavily encouraged to take private lessons on their major instrument.
Barracuda Marching Band
The Barracuda Marching Band performs throughout the fall for on campus events, football games, competitions and parades. All students within the Coral Reef VPA Band magnet strand are participants in the Barracuda Marching Band.
Students in 10-12 grade can audition to be members of the Jazz Band. The Jazz Band performs multiple times on and off campus during the school year. In 2018 the Jazz Band received Straight Superiors at both District & State FBA Jazz MPA.
Students in 10-12 grade who do not participate in Jazz Band are scheduled in a Chamber Ensembles. The courses are Brass & Percussion Techniques and Chamber Winds (Woodwind Ensemble). These ensembles perform at Solo & Ensemble MPA and work on practice techniques.
Various groups are formed to perform at events throughout the year. The following ensembles rehearse and perform outside of the school schedule: Drum Line, Orchestra Winds, Duets, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Musical Pit Orchestra and more. These ensembles are organized by the director.