The Gulf High School Concert Band has performed many concert pieces over its long history and educates it’s students in the traditional concert band style. We have performed music from composer such as Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Frank Ticheli, Daniel Bukevich, J.S. Bach, Alfred Reed, Francis McBeth, and Malcolm Arnold.
Our concert band performs annually at the Florida Bandmasters Association’s District 5 Concert Music Performance Assessment and has received both ‘Excellent’ and ‘Superior’ ratings. The Concert Band also travels to Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C. every other year on an educational trip both musically and historically. In Washington, D.C., the band participates in the Dixie Classic Music Festival and also tours many of the historic sites in the nation’s capitol. The highlight of this trip is our participation in the wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers at Arlington Cemetery. In Atlanta, the band has participated in the Music in the Parks Music Festival and visits landmarks such as the World of Coke, the Georgia Aquarium, and Stone Mountain Park.
The students also perform for many community events and support many veteran’s groups in the immediate area. All of our Concert Band members are also members of our marching band.