Bands at Blue Springs South are hard working and active ensembles. All the bands combine during the fall for the Jaguar Pride Marching Band and the remainder of the year they work as separte ensembles. The ensembles after marching band are: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Freshman Percussion that meet daily. All band at Blue Springs South consistently achieve high honors at all area festivals.
Blue Springs South Bands also have opportunities for students beyond the marching and concert bands. Students can participate in the Jazz Band, Winter Drumline and Winter Guard ensembles. All of these enselmbes continue to be among the top performers in the midwest.
2015 Season Recap
The 2015 band season proved to be another excellent year for the band. They started off the season with a bang by attending the BOA competition in Clarksville, TN, taking 3rd place in Class 3A and 4th place overall in finals. What an outstanding accomplishment! With only a week of rest, the band then proceeded to the highly competitive Owasso Marching Invitational in Owasso, OK. This time the band took 2nd place in Class 3A and 4th place overall in finals- an impressive finish for these hardworking students and staff.
The next competition saw the band travelling to Fayette, MO and performing in both a parade and a field competition. This was a special trip as Central is Mr. Hansen’s alma mater. The band participated in Class 5 and took 1st place in both the field competition and the parade. They also took home the Sweepstakes award- Sweet!
The last competition of the season took the band to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg where they competed against many other excellent bands, taking 1st place in their division and 1st place overall. Another well-deserved award was received when they took the Percussion Caption award!
The band closed the season by hosting the 2nd annual KC Championships at Blue Springs South. Band from all over the region as well as some from other states attended the competition making it an exciting time for everyone. The Jaguar Pride band also performed in exhibition before the final winners were announced.
Although the marching band season was over, the band was not done yet. The Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Symphony bands still had many exciting times ahead. The Wind Symphony was invited to attend the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) conference at Tan-Tar-A and perform for music educators from all over the state. The performance was outstanding receiving a huge standing ovation and a multitude of praises from these music professionals.
The bands also were the first to be invited to the Dallas Windband Festival in Dallas, TX. The bands performed flawlessly and the Wind Symphony won not only their class, but also took the overall championship!
Individual band members also competed in district band and several were selected to advance to the state band. Members also competed in the district solo and ensembles with several groups and individuals advancing to the state solo and ensemble competition. Every group that advanced to the state level received a 1 (highest) rating for their state performances.
The Concert, Symphonic and Wind Symphony bands also performed at the Large Group Festival held at Lees Summit West HS in the spring and each group received a 1 rating for their performance.
The students and staff are committed to continuing to expand on this level of excellence set by this year’s band achievements. We thank the students, the staff, the parents and the school administration for all they do to make this band program to be the best band program around.