2005 saw the promotion of Shaun Owens from Assistant to Head
Band Director. Misty Grubbs was hired as Assistant Director. The
band continued in the 2nd year housed in the Akers Theatre after moving form
the band room prior to the beginning of demolition of the old band room.
The Marching Band performed a show entitled "Wonder" featuring the music of Stevie Wonder. Field Commander Cole Campbell performed as "Stevie"
singing You Are The Sunshine of My Life. The Band received
Proficient ratings at both KMEA and Mid-States competitions. The Concert and
Advanced Bands received proficient ratings at KMEA Concert Festival and the
jazz program continued to grow as more than a dozen students participated in
an after school Jazz Ensemble. The Jazz Ensemble traveled to King's
Island in May to participate in a Music In The Parks Festival, where they
were awarded 1st place HS Jazz Ensemble. Ariel Elias repeated as 1st chair
Baritone Saxophone in the District 7 Honors Band.