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5th Grade Band

Students have the opportunity to join the Savannah Christian Preparatory School band program beginning in 5th grade. The 5th-grade band students meet twice a week to learn beginning band skills in order to prepare them for being a part of the 6th Grade Band.

Middle School Band (6th-8th Grades)

At Savannah Christian Preparatory School our band program focuses on developing life-long musicians through offering students the opportunities to listen to and play a variety of styles of music. Our 6th-grade band program focuses on developing the appropriate skills to join the 7th and 8th-grade Concert Band. Middle School bands meet four class periods a week.

Concert Band

The SCPS Concert Band is composed of students who have prior experience playing a wind or percussion instrument. The Concert Band meets four days a week.

All 7th-12th Grade band students are invited to be a part of the Savannah Christian Preparatory Concert Winds Ensemble, which performs three concerts per year, including the Large Group Performance Evaluation administered by the Georgia Music Educators Association. Students in this group are eligible to audition for the District Honor Band and the Georgia All-State Band.

Awards

The SCPS Concert Winds Ensemble is the only Savannah private school competing in the GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation.

GMEA District I Large Group Performance Evaluation Results

    • 2017—I Performance, I Sight Reading
    • 2018—II Performance, I Sight Reading
    • 2019—II Performance, I Sight Reading
    • 2020—I Performance, I Sight Reading
    • 2021—I Performance, I Sight Reading

Jazz Band

The SCPS Jazz Band is composed of selected Upper School and Middle School students. This group meets after school throughout the year and performs at events including SCPS band concerts and local community events. Their repertoire includes swing, Latin, and funk-rock tunes. Students in this ensemble are eligible to audition for the Georgia All-State Jazz Band.

Marching Band

The Red Raider Marching Band is a group of 7th through 12th-grade band and color guard members who prepare an original field show each fall season to be performed at football games and band competitions. The Red Raider Marching Band also participates in area parades during the school year. They attend the SCPS marching band camp prior to the start of the school year and practice three days per week during the fall semester. Students may earn a Varsity letter through participation in this ensemble.

The SCPS Marching Band is the only competition-level private school marching band in the Savannah & tri-county area.

The Marching Band has earned the following awards in recent competitions:

2017 Coastal Empire Classic, performing The Elements

  • Excellent Percussion
  •  Superior Drum Major
  • Excellent Band
  • Superior Color Guard

2017 East Georgia Marching Band Championship, performing The Elements

  • Excellent Percussion
  •  Superior Majorettes
  • Overall Band Excellent
  • Superior Color Guard
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Best in Class Majorettes

2017- Southeast Bulloch Band Blast, performing The Elements

  • Excellent Performance
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Superior Percussion
  • Superior Auxiliary

2018 – Coastal Empire Classic, performing Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Excellent Color Guard
  • Excellent Band
  • Excellent Percussion
  • Superior Drum Major

2018 – Southeast Bulloch Band Blast, performing Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Superior Percussion
  • Superior Auxillary
  • Excellent Performance
  • Superior Drum Major

2018 – East Georgia Marching Band Championship, performing Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Best in Class Dance Line
  • Excellent Majorettes
  • Superior Color Guard
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Overall Band Excellent

2019-Marching Mustang Invitational Competition, performing That 60’s Show

  • Best in Class Auxiliary
  • Best in Class Music
  • Superior Percussion
  • Superior Auxiliary
  • Overall Superior Band
  • Superior Drum Major
  • 1st Place Class A Band
  • 2019-Coastal Empire Classic, performing That 60’s Show
  • Excellent Percussion
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Superior Color Guard

2020-Marching Mustang Invitational Competition, performing Welcome to the Dark Side

  • Superior Color Guard
  • Excellent Overall Band
  • Competition Spirit Award
  • Superior Drum Major

2020-Ware County Sound of Gold Competition, performing Welcome to the Dark Side

  • Superior Drum Major
  • Superior Color Guard
  • Superior Percussion Pit
  • Superior Percussion Field
  • Excellent Band
  • Excellent Overall
  • Best in Class Drum Major
  • Best in Class Color Guard
  • Best in Class Percussion
  • Best in Class Band
  • 1st Place Silver Division-Drum Major
  • 2nd Place Silver Division-Color Guard, Pit Percussion, Field Percussion, Band.
  • 2021-Sound of Silver Competition, performing It’s All in Your Head
  • Best in Class Band
  • Best in Class Auxiliary
  • Best in Class Drum Major
  • Best in Class Percussion
  • Overall Excellent Band
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Superior Percussion
  • Superior Auxiliary

2021-Sound of Gold Competition, performing It’s All in Your Head

  • Best in Class Band
  • Best in Class Auxiliary
  • Best in Class Drum Major
  • Best in Class Field Percussion
  • Best in Class Pit Percussion
  • Overall Superior Band
  • Superior Drum Major
  • Superior Field Percussion
  • Superior Pit Percussion
  • Superior Auxiliary
  • 3rd Place Pit Percussion Green Division (Class 1A-3A)