McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Band Programs


Our Mission

We the members of the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jacket Band pledge to be one in Christ; persevere through the hardships we face; show respect towards one another; participate in all band events with punctuality, responsibility and focus; and continue the rich tradition of this band with honor and PRIDE!

Marching Band


One of four performing groups at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. This band is open to all 9th through 12th grade band students and color guard members. The marching band is a co-curricular group, meaning that participation is required for any student in the band program. Rehearsals begin in mid-July and continue Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. The marching band performs at all football games, both home and away, participates in Saturday competitions each fall, and marches in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Symphonic Band


This band is the other half of the co-curricular participation and is open to all 9th through 12th grade students enrolled in the band program. The Symphonic Band performs concerts during the school year in December, March, and May. This group will participate in ABA/MENC Music Performance Assessment. This class is graded in conjunction with marching band and students earn credit toward graduation.

Percussion Ensemble


This class is only open to select 9th through 12th grade percussion or band students. The group performs with the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble Concerts. This class is graded in conjunction with marching band and students earn credit toward graduation.

Jazz Ensemble


This class is only open to 9th through 12th grade band students who are enrolled in band class and membership in this group is by audition. The groups perform several times during the school year, typically performing concerts in December, March, and May. This class meets every Monday beginning late October.

Color Guard and Winter Guard


Membership in this group is by audition only. All members participate in all auxiliary and band functions such as performances, practices, competitions, parades, and all special events. Clinic and Auditions will be held in the spring semester for this group. This class is graded in conjunction with marching band and students earn credit toward graduation.

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