2015 Pierce Band  
    Christopher Takis, Director of Bands
    South High School/Pierce Middle School 
    (313) 432-4742
    1st hour: Cadet Band (7th grade)
    2nd hour: Concert Band (8th grade)
    Remainder of day at South HS
    7th and 8th grade band is open to students who have completed the previous year's band class or are admitted at the director's discretion. The classes meet in separate hours and perform both separately and as a combined group. Concerts and performances include:
    • Fall/Winter Concert (November/December) 
    • MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival (February)
    • Pre-Festival Concert (February)
    • MSBOA Festival (March)
    • Spring Concert (May)

    Jazz Band
     meets outside the school day and is open to all Pierce band students. Depending on interest level, auditions may be held. In addition to saxophone, trombone, and trumpet, the group also includes piano, bass, guitar, and drumset. The group's performances include:
    • Yule Be Boppin'
    • Band-O-Rama
    • Music in the Parks at Cedar Point (May)
    • Spring Concert

    (performances required for a grade are in red)

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Fall Concert
    Pierce Auditorium, 6:30 PM report time

    Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Yule Be Boppin' (Jazz Band only)
    South HS Auditorium, 6:30 PM report time

    Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 PM
    South HS Gymnasium, 6:30 PM report time

    Saturday, January 19, 2019, all day
    Solo & Ensemble (participating 7th and 8th grade)
    Rochester HS, TBD

    Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Pre-Festival Concert
    Pierce MS Auditorium, 6:30 PM report time

    Thursday/Friday/Saturday, February 28-March 2, 2019

    MSBOA District XVI Festival
    Site/Date/Time TBD
    Friday/Saturday, April 12-13, 2019
    Chicago Festivals of Music Trip (participating 7th and 8th grade)
    Chicago, IL

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
    Cedar Point Trip (Jazz Band only - not required)
    Sandusky, OH

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Spring Concert
    Pierce Auditorium, 6:30 PM report time