© 2017 by the Brandon Valley Bands. Last edited August 21, 2018

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The Bands

Brandon Valley High School provides a comprehensive band program that serves over 160 students. The main performing ensembles include the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, two to three jazz bands, two pep bands, and a 155 member marching band known as the "Marching Lynx."

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Concert Bands

The Brandon Valley High School Concert Bands present 3-5 concerts each year, performing the best of wind band literature.  For the past 17 consecutive years, the Wind Ensemble/ Symphonic Band has received superior ratings at the South Dakota Region/State music contest. The Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band has also been invited to play at the South Dakota Bandmaster's Conference on four separate occasions as well as the South Dakota Music Educator's Conference for the first time in 2017. 

Jazz Bands

 

The jazz program at Brandon Valley focuses on traditional jazz styles and improvisation. The music of Ellington, Basie, Mingus, and other jazz greats can be heard at each concert. All three jazz bands regularly perform and compete in South Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota and have earned numerous awards. 

Pep Band

 

The pep bands perform at a number of athletic events throughout the year and have been selected to perform at the SD state basketball tournament a number of times.

Marching Band

 

The “Marching Lynx” are a regionally competitive band that competes in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Minnesota. The band has a proud and rich tradition that includes appearances at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the Liberty Bowl, the Gator Bowl and many other national venues.