The purpose of the band program is to enhance students’ musical understanding and appreciation while learning to play an instrument.

Perkins High School Marching Band: This is one of our most visible programs within the Perkins Local School District. The band performs at every football game, parades throughout the year, community events, and OMEA Marching Band Competitions. Our marching band frequently wins awards at these competitions and qualifies for state marching band finals.

After marching season, there are two separate ensembles, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, which ensue for the rest of the school year. These groups perform three concerts, and participate in adjudicated events through OMEA. Our Wind Ensemble and Concert Band have earned high marks at district and state contests over the past forty years. These two groups are the backbone of the Perkins High School Band program.

Pep Band is a volunteer group that performs at basketball games. The only requirement for students to join the Pep Band is to already be a member of the Perkins High School Band program.

Jazz Ensemble is a new group hoping to form for the 2017-2018 year. It will most likely meet as a class during the school day. This group would perform at school and community events, hold concerts, and hopefully hold a Big Band Dance. To be a member, a student would need to be a member of the Perkins High School Band program, and audition with the director.