Ms. Rankin graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors in Music Education. While her primary instrument is the trumpet, she plays a little bit of everything—including the trombone, flute, clarinet, banjo, piano, and percussion. Having played instruments for over 20 years, her experience adds to Providence Hall’s curriculum significantly. She also teaches our jr. high school band classes.
Our program is open to all students in grades 9-12 of varying skill levels.
Wind Ensemble: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, trombone, euphonium, trumpet, tuba, and horn in F.
Drumline/Percussion: drum sets, marching percussion, marimba, xylophone, crash symbols, wind chimes, and a variety of other instruments.
For information about specific instruments we use in the band, please talk to the class instructor.
Grades are based off of a variety of factors, including playing tests, concert music, technique, participation, and performing at concerts and at pep bands.
We hold four concerts every year—one per quarter. Aside from that, we traditionally perform at the Region Solo Ensemble, elementary school, and football and basketball games. We also participate in our school’s Annual Renaissance Feast which is a fundraiser put on by the entire performance arts program.
Every other year, our band goes on an out-of-state tour! During the 2019-2020 school year, we’ll be performing at the Midway Museum! The tour after that will be during the 2021-2022 school year.
To participate in our program, there is a $25 fee that covers t-shirts and clinics. For students going on tour with us, there are extra fees to cover the cost of travel. Please discuss these fees with the instructor to learn more.
For the most part, yes. We do have some instruments that can be rented out, but those are limited. Most students rent their own instruments from outside vendors. Here are two local options:
Here’s a brief overview of the difference between our Jr. High and High School band programs:
Do you feel ready to get your hands on an instrument and join our program? Talk with your parents and school counselor about participating in band. It’s a great way to make friends and pursue your interest in music! Also, feel free to stop by the band room (Room 146) and ask Ms. Rankin any questions you may have.