5th & 6th Grade Bands – The purpose of the Fifth and Sixth-grade bands is to teach our students a love for reading and performing music that will last a lifetime. Students are introduced to the band instruments and are taught the requisite skills for higher levels of band performance for future musical enjoyment and success.
Concert Band – The Junior High Concert Band is an intermediate musical ensemble that builds upon the musical foundations learned through the Fifth and Sixth-grade band programs. The ensemble perennially places students in the All-County, All-District, and All-State Bands and regularly receives superior ratings at festivals. Musical growth and excellence through band literature and performance opportunities is stressed, preparing these students for the musical demands that await them during the senior high years.
Wind Ensemble – The Senior High Wind Ensemble is the premiere ensemble of the BCS Band program. The Wind Ensemble perennially places students in the All-County, All-District, and All-State Bands and Orchestras and regularly receives superior ratings at festivals.
Marching Band – The Marching Lions, in tandem with the Lion Guard, perform at all varsity football games, the annual Homecoming Parade, and marching band competitions.
Jazz Ensemble – Jazz Ensemble members are typically chosen from within the band program so they can further develop their aural, ensemble, and technical skills while preparing a varied repertoire for the big band and modern jazz ensemble idioms. Class meets after school weekly.
Lion Guard- Lion Guard, a part of the Marching Band, is an art form consisting of dance and flag work. It is unique in that it combines athletic ability and musical talent. The focus is on teamwork and discipline and requires both mental and physical skill. The results are the improvement in motor skills and mental sharpness. Lion Guard demands self-control and teamwork while producing a musical art form for the aesthetic enjoyment of the audience and the glory of God. The Lion Guard participates in competitions with schools in our classification and also against much larger schools. Over the past 13 years of competing, the Briarwood Lion Guard has placed near the top in competitions and has, on numerous occasions, placed first in every class. Clinic and tryouts are held in the spring.
Assistant Band Director